Apr 02 2008

MARIAH’s 'TOUCH MY BODY' – HER 18th #1 SINGLE !!!

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HISTORIC NEW BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART RECORD – SURPASSES ELVIS PRESLEY’s 17 #1’s – 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 – surpassing one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley’s 17 #1’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 Beatles’ 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 RockÂ’s Kenneth Parcell), stays at #1 on the Yahoo Music Video Chart, Yahoo Launchcast and AOL. And MariahÂ’s widget has been viewed over 4.26 million times!

"Touch My Body" is the first smash from MariahÂ’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. “Tricky” 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 “LA” 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 FOXÂ’s second annual Emmy-winning “IDOL Gives Back” two-hour charitable TV special
  • April 14th: Mariah special guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • April 15th: E=MC² new album arrives in stores
  • April 16th: Mariah performs on “American Idol” as musical mentor to finalists
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