Mariah Carey has announced an exclusive joint partnership between her newly formed Butterfly Records and Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Terms of the agreement call for additional repertoire by the artist, beginning with Carey's new studio album which is expected to arrive later this year. It also effectively extends the successful long-term association between Epic and Carey, who was personally signed to the label by LA Reid in 2015.
Speaking about the deal, chairman and CEO of Epic Records LA Reid said: “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.”
Carey added: “I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music. I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.”