HISTORIC NEW BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART RECORD Ã‚â€“ SURPASSES ELVIS PRESLEYÃ‚â€™s 17 #1Ã‚â€™s Ã‚â€“ FIRST HIT FROM NEW ALBUM, E=MC2
Mariah reaches a once-in-a-lifetime career achievement as her current single "Touch My Body"
goes to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and becomes her 18th career #1 hit Ã‚â€“ surpassing one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis PresleyÃ‚â€™s 17 #1Ã‚â€™s. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the BeatlesÃ‚â€™ all-time high of 20 #1 hits. "Touch My Body"
takes over #1 with an all-time record-setting 286,000 debut week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, and a Hot 100 Airplay radio audience now over 115 million. The video, directed by feature filmmaker Brett Ratner, and featuring a cameo by Jack McBrayer (30 RockÃ‚â€™s Kenneth Parcell), stays at #1 on the Yahoo Music Video Chart, Yahoo Launchcast and AOL. And MariahÃ‚â€™s widget has been viewed over 4.26 million times! "Touch My Body"
is the first smash from MariahÃ‚â€™s highly anticipated hot new album E=MC2, arriving in stores April 15th. Pre-orders are now underway for E=MC2, with iTunes customers receiving "Touch My Body"
instantly with their pre-order. "Touch My Body"
was produced by Mariah Carey, C. Ã‚â€œTrickyÃ‚â€ Stewart, and fellow Island Def Jam artist The-Dream. Other guest producers joining Mariah on E=MC2 include Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Stargate, Will I Am, Bryan Michael Cox, Nate "Danjahandz" Hills and James Poyser. The album is executive produced by Mariah Carey and Antonio Ã‚â€œLAÃ‚â€ Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group. A remix of "Touch My Body," by Rick Ross & The-Dream is available at iTunes now.
SAVE THE DATES:
- April 9th: Mariah joins all-star international cast on FOXÃ‚â€™s second annual Emmy-winning Ã‚â€œIDOL Gives BackÃ‚â€ two-hour charitable TV special
- April 14th: Mariah special guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show
- April 15th: E=MCÃ‚Â² new album arrives in stores
- April 16th: Mariah performs on Ã‚â€œAmerican IdolÃ‚â€ as musical mentor to finalists