Pop star Mariah Carey has officially signed with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
The diva had reunited with LA Reid for a multi-album deal that would start with a greatest-hits set she announced last January. The compilation, titled “#1’s”, coincides with Carey’s upcoming residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The record will include 18 of the singer’s chart-topping singles, reported Billboard.
There might be duets of her classic songs. Carey started her career as a signee of Sony’s Columbia Records. Under the label, she released six LPs and one holiday set that were all huge success.
She then joined Island Records in 2003 and dropped several albums including “The Emancipation of Mimi” and “E=MC2” before moving with Def Jam when the label split.
Through Def Jam, she put out last year’s “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” which didn’t perform too well commercially.
Carey’s Las Vegas residency starts on May 6. While she’s gearing up for the upcoming shows and for the “#1’s” compilation, she has reportedly started working on another project for Epic. According to a source, the 44-year-old star is already recording new music in Los Angeles.