The ultimate comeback.

Mariah Carey is crafting the ultimate comeback.

After her New Year’s Eve performance debacle, Mariah has something to prove. She has announced via Variety a new joint partnership between the her Butterfly MC Records and Sony Music Entertainment, as well as confirmation her next record drops “later this year.”

This puts to rest the rumors that Mariah’s recording contract with Epic was in jeopardy.

Epic head honcho LA Reid 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.”

Mariah added: “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.”

Carey is also returning to Las Vegas to perform at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning in July.

Get that nineteenth No. 1, Mimi!

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