Mariah Carey is gearing up to have an epic year! The music icon has teamed with Epic Records to launch a new record label, Butterfly MC Records. With the new partnership, Carey is expected to release her 15th studio album later this year.
“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career,” said LA Reid, chairman and CEO of Epic Records. “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 added, “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.”
In addition to her new album, Carey is preparing to return to her Las Vegas residency in July and will join Lionel Richie on a North American tour this summer.
Butterfly MC Records is not Carey’s first label that she created. In 1997, she launched Crave Records. She signed a few acts but the label was ultimately shut down in 1998.
In 2002, she formed MonarC Entertainment under Island Records. However, the label didn’t live for too long. After releasing Charmbracelet (2002) and The Remixes (2003), Carey reportedly closed the company in 2004.