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Mariah Carey Handpicks Favorites From Her Vault for The Rarities Album, Coming Friday, October 2

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Career-Spanning Collection Celebrates #MC30 with Previously Unreleased Studio Treasures, Rare B-sides & Extraordinary Recordings from 1990 through 2020

The Rarities Will Include Mariah’s Newly Recorded Song “Save The Day” – the Album’s First IG Track, releasing on Friday, August 21

Global superstar, songwriter and author Mariah Carey will release her special two-disc album The Rarities on Friday, October 2 – a collection of personal favorites from her vault via Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

A career-spanning compilation of remarkable previously unreleased Mariah Carey recordings from 1990 through 2020 – The Rarities is a revelatory musical retrospective, celebrating Carey’s exceptional artistry and vision through hidden musical jewels from her personal archives.

When compiling The Rarities, Carey delved into her archives, selecting songs with personal relevance and meaning, some of which are further explored in her upcoming memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey.

The album will include a second disc of never-before-released full length audio from Live at the Tokyo Dome, Carey’s first concert performance in Japan around her 1996 Daydream World Tour.

In addition, Save The Day, the first IG track from The Rarities, is a new fully-realized recording of a previously written song that was never completed.  “I started writing this years ago,” she says in her notes for The Rarities, “and the message rings true now more than ever: ‘We’re all in this together.‘” Save The Day will be available on all DSPs this Friday, August 21. The song samples the iconic Fugees hit ‘Killing Me Softly with His Song’ and features Ms. Lauryn Hill’s transcendent vocals from the original song. Save The Day sends a message that inspires hope, resilience and most importantly people coming together for the collective good.

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The Rarities is part of #MC30, an ongoing commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Mariah Carey’s debut album and the continuous evolution of her stratospheric career. Weekly #MC30 releases have included digital EPs, remixes, bonus cuts, rare tracks, a cappella moments and mind-blowing live performances. The music is accompanied by video footage, photos, personal notes from Carey and physical releases. #MC30 kicked off with the release of The Live Debut – 1990 in July.

Carey’s recently announced memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, will be released on September 29, 2020. Available for pre-order, the memoir will dive deep into Carey’s intimate journey of survival and resilience, facing complex issues of race, identity, class, and trauma during her journey to monumental success.

About Mariah Carey

MARIAH CAREY is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (18 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. An inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Carey is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, three Guinness World Record titles, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, Billboard’s “Icon Award,” the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” the Ivor Novello Award for “PRS for Music Special International Award,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few—with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Carey’s ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. In 2009, Carey was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” Carey went on to appear in Daniels’ ensemble piece “The Butler” (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Carey founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Carey is represented by Roc Nation, CAA and Imprint PR.