Mariah Carey Launches Butterfly MC Records, Readies New Album

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Mariah Carey and L.A. Reid prove they belong together.

Epic Records has recommitted to Mimi through a joint venture deal for her newly-formed imprint Butterfly MC Records, beginning with a new studio album expected later this year.

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

Reid — Epic’s Chairman and CEO — was also thrilled about the partnership. “To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter my career,” he said. “Mariah’s incomparable talents as a singer, with her vocal range that is nothing short 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 Mariah’s success for years to come.”

In February, Mariah unleashed her Jermaine Dupri-produced single “I Don’t” featuring YG, followed by the Remy Ma-assisted remix last month.

According to J.D., there’s more in store for Mariah’s next project, her first since’s 2014’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse. “We did so many records; it’s just trying to give people something different,” he told Rap-Up. “Something that will be refreshing. I’m not doing every song, but I’m always trying to figure out something that will make the mind spark or say something like, ‘Damn. What made them do that?’”

In addition to music, Mariah has announced an animated film, All I Want for Christmas Is You, based on her 1994 Christmas classic.

The star E!’s docu-series “Mariah’s World” will return to Las Vegas for her Caesars Palace residency in July before hitting the road with Lionel Richie on a summer tour.