(AllHipHop News) Jermaine Dupri as officially been signed on as Mariah Carey's new manager. Dupri replaces longtime manager and former American Idol co-host Randy Jackson whom Carey severed ties with in May of this year.
Carey and Dupri have collaborated on numerous songs over the past decade, none bigger than the Billboard Song of the Decade "We Belong Togther from her 2005 multiplatinum album The Emancipation of Mimi. The song spent fourteen weeks atop the Billboard 100.
Jermaine Dupri I spoke on the merger in an official statement:
A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I'm sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it's about the execution.
Mariah Carey shared the warm sentiment:
We have a bond that surpasses music. I am super excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come to fruition
Carey's upcoming fourteenth album, The Art Of Letting Go was initially scheduled for a July 23rd released but was pushed back. No word on a release date but Carey's rep Cindi Berger says Carey is in rare form:
I've never seen Mariah so passionate about what she will be revealing to her fans very, very soon.