Mariah Carey announces Butterfly MC Records, preps new album


Could it be? Do Mariah Carey and LA Reid belong together?

Epic Records is partnering with Mariah Carey to launch Butterfly MC Records. The terms agreement has not been disclosed, but it will include a new album to come “later this year,” serving as the label’s first release.

The five-time Grammy winner was signed by Epic Records’s LA Reid in 2016, with whom she worked on 2005’s multi-platinum-selling album “The Emancipation of Mimi” It was recorded and released while Reid was running Universal Music label Island Def Jam.

LA Reid, Epic’s Chairman and CEO, states: “To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career,” he said. “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 adds, “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.”