R&B superstar Mariah Carey has garnered a career best as her current single âTouch My Bodyâ goes to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and becomes her 18th career #1 hit â surpassing one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presleyâs 17 #1âs. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatlesâ all-time high of 20 #1 hits. âTouch My Bodyâ takes over #1 with an all-time record-setting 286,000 debut week at #1 on the Billboard hot digital songs chart, and a Hot 100 Airplay radio audience now over 115 million. âTouch My Bodyâ is the first single from Mariahâs highly anticipated new album E=MCÂ², arriving in stores April 15th. The song was produced by Mariah Carey, C. âTrickyâ Stewart, and fellow Island Def Jam artist The-Dream. Other guest producers joining Mariah on E=MCÂ² include Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Stargate, Will I Am, Bryan Michael Cox, Nate “Danjahandz” Hills and James Poyser. The album is executive produced by Mariah Carey and Antonio âLAâ Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group. On April 9th, Mariah will join an all-star cast for the second annual âIDOL Gives Backâ two-hour tv special, a music celebration raising awareness and benefiting various U.S. and international charities. The first special raised $76 million last year, and won a prestigious Governorâs Emmy Award. On Monday, April 14th, Mariah will appear as special guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, preceding the E=MCÂ² album release day on the 15th. The next night, April 16th, Mariah will perform on âAmerican Idolâ after serving as musical mentor to that weekâs finalists. E=MCÂ² follows-up The Emancipation Of Mimi, Mariahâs worldwide 10 million selling #1 album, which generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month stay on the charts.
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