UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP SIGNS SUPERSTAR MARIAH CAREY TO AN EXCLUSIVE, WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL
Los Angeles, CA (July 15, 2004) -- Universal Music Publishing Group has signed superstar artist, songwriter Mariah Carey to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal. The deal will bring her extensive catalog of hits into UMPG including such great songs as Whenever You Call, Honey, Dream Lover, Always Be My Baby, and Heartbreaker.
Since she began her career, Mariah has become the best-selling female performer of all time, with an incredible 15 #1 singles and two Grammy Awards. Along the way she became the only artist to top the charts in each year of the 1990s, and, with "Heartbreaker," she pushed ahead of the Beatles as the artist with the most cumulative weeks spent atop Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
Possessing a spectacular five-octave range, Mariah has proven that she is equally at home with sweeping ballads and pop, often incorporating elements of dance and hip-hop into the mix. Perhaps even more impressive, she composes all of her own material. Mariah has garnered many accolades throughout her career including 2 Grammy Awards, 8 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award and the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" to name a few.
Commented David Renzer, Worldwide President, Universal Music Publishing Group: "Mariah Carey is well known for her incredible voice, but not all recognize her incredible strength as a songwriter and the fact that she has co-written most of her best known songs. We plan to champion this strength and the amazing songs in her catalogue."
Mariah has commenced work on her next studio LP for Island/Def Jam under the auspices of L.A Reid and the management of Benny Medina at Handprint Entertainment.
About Universal Music Publishing Group
With 47 offices in 41 countries worldwide, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is part of the Universal Music Group and one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations. Owning or administering more than 1 million copyrights, UMPG's writers and catalogues include: U2, Shania Twain, Ja Rule, Prince, Mariah Carey, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Vanessa Carlton, Mary J. Blige, The Corrs, Eve, Musiq, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, No Doubt, Blink-182, 3 Doors Down, The Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Fatboy Slim, DMX, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, the catalogue of Henry Mancini, among many others. For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.