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Mariah Carey Just Launched Butterfly MC Records + Her New New Album Is Dropping This Year

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Mariah Carey attends the M.A.C Cosmetics Mariah Carey Beauty Icon Launch at Baccarat Hotel on December 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for M.A.C)

Mariah Carey continues to be un-bossed and unbothered, and that’s why we live for the legendary diva.

The elusive chanteuse just shot down rumors that her record deal over at Epic Records was in jeopardy by launching Butterfly MC Records at the label. This isn’t the only news that will excite the lambs. Apparently, MC will be dropping a long-awaited new album this year. This announcement comes at the heels of the “Touch My Body” singer’s breakup with backup dancer Brian Tanaka, which means she’ll have a ton of material for this forthcoming record.

Epic Records Chairman and CEO LA Reid, who worked with MC on her critically acclaimed 2005 album, The Emancipation of Mimi said in a statement, “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. I look forward to building upon all of Mariah’s success for years to come.”

In her own statement, the Vision Of Love singer said, “I am putting my heart and soul into making more new music. I am so thrilled for this next chapter and to continue working with, and for, everyone that I love.” In addition to her new music, Carey’s animated film, All I Want For Christmas Is You is due out next winter, and she returns to her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in July.

Her latest single, “I Don’t” was produced by Jermain Dupri. Peep it below.\