Feb 13 2008

MARIAH CAREY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM E=MC2

< > Performer and songwriter Mariah Carey has set April 15th as the in-store date for the most eagerly anticipated album of the year, E=MC2. The 11th studio album of her career, E=MC2 is the follow-up to The Emancipation Of Mimi, MariahÂ’s worldwide 10 million selling #1 album, which generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), 2 #1 singles and countless more industry honors during its 18-month stay on the charts.

The first single from E=MC2 is “Touch My Body,” written and produced by Mariah Carey, C. “Tricky” Stewart, and The-Dream, hit radio stations worldwide on February 12th.

The video for “Touch My Body” was directed by feature filmmaker Brett Ratner, and internet, cable and network premieres for the video will be announced in the weeks ahead.

In addition to C. “Tricky” Stewart and The-Dream, other guest producers joining Mariah on E=MC2 will include Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Stargate, Will I Am, Bryan Michael Cox, Nate "Danjahandz" Hills and James Poyser. E=MC2 is executive produced by Mariah Carey and Antonio “LA” Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group.

The Emancipation Of Mimi, released April 12, 2005, was an industry phenomenon for the mega-platinum award-winning superstar - SoundscanÂ’s biggest-selling album of the year, bringing total sales of MariahÂ’s albums, singles and videos to more than 160 million worldwide, making her the most successful female recording artist in history. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 48 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the BeatlesÂ’ all-time high of 20 #1 hits.

Stay tuned for more exciting Mariah album news, and more music!
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