Mariah Carey Signs With L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Set For Vegas Residency
April 13, 2015 at 7:32 AM (PT)
And now it's official.
MARIAH CAREY has rejoined old pal ANTONIO "L.A.' REID, this time at SONY MUSIC's EPIC/COLUMBIA/SONY LEGACY label.
The move, which has been well-documented, returns the singer to SONY MUSIC, where she had a string of 18 Hot 100 chart-topping hits from 1990-1999, most under the guidance of then-company head and husband THOMAS D. MOTTOLA.
Those singles will be compiled into "#1 To Infinity," her first album for the EPIC/COLUMBIA/ SONY LEGACY label, which will be released MAY 18th. Included as the final track on the hits collection is one new song, "Infinity" ('co-written and produced by MARIAH). Fans who pre-order the album now, will receive a special gift here.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to be back together again with MARIAH," said REID. "There is really no one who comes close to MARIAH as both a songwriter and a singer, and as the world knows, her vocal range is legendary and truly incomparable. Her music is indelibly etched into our culture, and she's shattered so many chart records that she's now firmly entrenched in the history books. With a fierce and loyal fan base that covers every corner of the globe, I have no doubt MARIAH will do it again."
The two collaborated on the highly successful "The Emancipation of Mimi" album at ISLAND RECORDS 10 years ago.
The new single and video, filmed by good pal BRETT RATNER, will have their global premieres, MONDAY APRIL 27th, the same day MARIAH will celebrate her upcoming CAESARS PALACE VEGAS RESIDENCY with a special event in LAS VEGAS.
The show, "MARIAH CAREY #1's," will kick off on MAY 6th in VEGAS, in between the release of the title track single and the album. She will perform all 18 of her #1 hits in one production, designed exclusively for the COLOSSEUM, also featuring fan-favorite album cuts, never-before-performed songs, and other surprises, presented jointly by AEG Live and CAESARS PALACE. Tickets to the first 18 performances in 2015 areon-sale now at thecolosseum.com or axs.com.