April 10, 2017


Mariah Carey Announces New Album Coming This Year, Launching Her Own Record Label

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Mariah Carey is ready to bless the #Lambily with some fresh tunes very soon! The icon announced she has a new album in the works, which will arrive later this year. She also signed a major joint partnership between her Butterfly MC Records and Epic Records, Variety reports.

There are no details of the partnership, but it assumed that Carey's upcoming 15th (!!) album will be distributed under the Butterfly MC Records imprint. Epic's CEO LA Reid signed her in 2016. The two previously worked on 2005's The Emancipation of Mimi when Reid was helming Island Def Jam. The singer's next album will follow 2014's Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse.

The label chairman shared in a statement,

“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career. Mariah’s incomparable talents as a singer, with her vocal range that is nothing short of legendary, are matched by her brilliance as a songwriter, producer, and performer par excellence. Mariah’s chart records have established her enduring place in music history, a position that is cherished and supported by her loyal fans worldwide. I look forward to building upon all of Mariah’s success for years to come.”

“I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music," Carey said about the news. "I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.” No word of when the singer's next album will officially drop, but she had a busy few months leading up to it. 

MC released her fiery "I Don't" collaboration with YG at the top of the year and will return to her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace in July. She previously announced and later postponed a joint tour with Lionel Richie. Her "All I Want for Christmas You" Christmas staple is also turning into an animated holiday movie this year.

Next up, throw it back to a fun Fuse video where we ask who bares their curves better: Nicki Minaj or Mariah Carey?