Mariah Carey Reportedly Releasing New Album This Year, Signs with Epic Records

| Apr 11, 2017 03:39 PM EDT

Mariah Carey has officially signed with Epic Records and is reportedly releasing an album later this year.

This past Monday (April 10) the singer’s team announced that Buttefly MC Records is partnering with Epic Records. The exact stipulations of the partnership are yet to be disclosed, but a new album will be released “later this year.”

Epic Records chairman-CEO L.A. Reid released a statement to Billboard that read, “To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another awarding 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.”

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Carey had a rocky exit from Sony Music Entertainment in the past, but returned to the label in 2015 when Reid signed her to Epic. The 47-year-old singer had worked with Reid on the past for her album The Emancipation of Mimi, recorded and released when the producer worked for Island Def Jam of Universal Music.

At this time no more details were given on her impending album, but her upcoming summer tour with Lionel Richie and her soon to return Las Vegas residency are promising. Her tour with Richie will be hitting music hotspots Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and New Orleans. They will also be performing a date at Madison Square Garden in New York and at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for two nights.

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

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