Mumbai: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) chairman and CEO David Renzer announced the renewal of world-renowned, five time Grammy award winner, multi-platinum artist Mariah Carey, to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement.
Through the long-term relationship between UMPG and Carey, the company will continue to publish her extensive catalog and future works for the world. On the heels of renewing her deal with UMPG, Carey will release her new highly anticipated album E=MC2.
Renzer commented, "Mariah Carey is well known for her incredible voice, but we also celebrate her incredible strength as a songwriter and the fact that she has co-written most of her best known songs. We’re honored that she has agreed to renew her working relationship with UMPG and we look forward to continuing to promote her amazing and wonderful body of work globally."
Mariah releases her eleventh studio album E=MC2 on 15 April in the US (April 14th internationally), following the first single Touch My Body, which debuted worldwide 12 February and is currently number one on the Digital Songs chart. This highly anticipated album boasts songs all co-written by Mariah along with a variety of hit producers including UMPG’s Manuel Seal, Jermaine Dupri, and many others.
E=MC2 is the follow up to her 2005 classic The Emancipation of Mimi LP (Island/Def Jam) under the auspices of L.A Reid and the management of Benny Medina at Handprint Entertainment which has since passed 10x platinum, and won three GRAMMY awards.