Mariah Carey is returning to where her extraordinary career began — Sony Music, as it was announced she has been signed to an exclusive deal with Epic Records. Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records said, “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.”
Mariah’s new record deal is accompanied by a couple of other major events — a new album and a headlining residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity (Epic Records/Columbia Records/Sony Legacy) is a career-spanning chronological collection of all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles, which hits stores on May 18. The album also contains her new single, “Infinity” (co-written and produced by Mariah), which will premiere on April 27, accompanied by a video directed by Brett Ratner. That same day, Mariah has a spectacular kick-off event planned in Las Vegas to celebrate her upcoming residency, which begins on May 6. Presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Palace, tickets to Mariah’s first 18 performances are on sale now via thecolosseum.com or axs.com.