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Mariah Carey signs to Sony/Epic ahead of Vegas residency

By | Published on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Mariah Carey

Following her latest change of management last week, Mariah Carey has announced that she has signed a new record deal with Epic Records at the behest of LA Reid.

This puts her back on Sony’s books for the first time since her acrimonious split from the label in 2001, and back together with Reid, who is credited with overseeing her last big comeback with ‘The Emancipation Of Mimi’ in 2005.

Reid said in a statement: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be back together again with Mariah. 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 first release under the new deal with be a compilation featuring eighteen of the singer’s US number one singles, titled ‘Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity’. It will also include a brand new single, called ‘Infinity’. And quite cleverly, the title of the record will still work even if ‘Infinity’ doesn’t go to number one. Not that I’m saying Sony doesn’t have any confidence in the single.

‘Infinity’ will be premiered on 27 Apr, coincidentally the same day as a launch event for her upcoming residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The show, which begins in the casino’s Coloseum venue, will see Carey perform eighteen of her US number one singles each night of the twelve-week run. Can you see a theme developing here?

Here’s the tracklist for the album/Vegas residency:

1. Vision Of Love
2. Love Takes Time
3. Someday (MTV Unplugged version)
4. I Don’t Wanna Cry
5. Emotions
6. I’ll Be There (feat Trey Lorenz)
7. Dreamlover
8. Hero
9. Fantasy (Bad Boy Fantasy featuring ODB)
10. One Sweet Day (feat Boyz II Men)
11. Always Be My Baby
12. Honey
13. My All
14. Heartbreaker (feat Jay-Z)
15. Thank God I Found You (feat Joe & 98 Degrees)
16. We Belong Together
17. Don’t Forget About Us
18. Touch My Body
19. Infinity