Mariah Carey launches own record label, announces new album

Singer Mariah Carey has launched her own record label, Butterfly MC Records. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Singer Mariah Carey has launched her own record label, Butterfly MC Records. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Credit: Frazer Harrison

Credit: Frazer Harrison

Lambily has a lot to celebrate this year when it comes to their favorite singer.

Variety reported Monday that Mariah Carey has signed a new contract with Epic Records and launched a new partnership with them in the form of her own label, Butterfly MC Records and the Sony Music Entertainment label, which owns Epic.

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Carey was signed to Sony's Columbia Records when she made her 1990 debut. In 2016, she signed with longtime collaborator L.A. Reid’s Epic Records, of which Reid is chairman and CEO.

The two previously collaborated on Carey’s 2005 comeback record, “The Emancipation of Mimi,” which was released while Reid was chairman and CEO of the now-defunct The Island Def Jam Music Group.

Carey, who broke up with her backup dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka after calling off her engagement to billionaire James Packer, will also release her new studio album through her label.

“I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music,” Carey said. “I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.”

“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career,” Reid said in a statement. “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.”

The chanteuse's latest single is “I Don’t,” which she released after the season finale of her E! docuseries, “Mariah’s World.” She’s set to continue her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in July.

Carey’s new album is due “later this year.”

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