Mariah Carey Heads To Epic Records
Mariah Carey has signed with Epic Records, once again pairing her up with L.A. Reid, a Sony spokesperson has confirmed with Billboard magazine. The first project in the works is a greatest hits album, which is set to be released to coincide with her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
That residency will be called “#1’s” and include 18 of her hits from the 1990s and through 2008’s “Touch My Body.” She’s said to be recording new music in Los Angeles and the upcoming album will include some new duets and reworkings of her previous hits.
The return to Sony comes at a good time. The record company helped with her 2005 comeback “The Emancipation of Mimi.” She can use another comeback after the belly flop that was her last album “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.” It debuted at number three on the charts after selling about 60,000 copies, the lowest debut of her career. She also split with manager Jermaine Dupri after the album. Then there’s been a string of embarrassing live performances. Her personal troubles probably aren’t helping either.
So maybe L.A. Reid and Sony will get Mimi a fresh sound and help her get back on track.