When Mariah Carey‘s “Fantasy” was released with a feature from Ol’ Dirty Bastard, she would usher in a groundbreaking shift in the musical landscape. Never before had R&B and Hip Hop collided to create a mainstream pop masterpiece. She would continue to take musical risks like this and others would replicate her formula. As a singer, songwriter, and producer Mariah Carey has made an undeniable mark on music so it makes total sense that she would use that expertise to start a record label. In collaboration with her label, Epic, Mariah Carey has announced Butterfly MC Records.
Epic CEO and chairman, LA Reid, has released a statement about the joint deal saying:
“To continue working with Mariah Carey at Epic has been another rewarding chapter of my career. 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.”
The first album on the label will be Mariah’s follow up to 2014’s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, which will be out some time this year.