NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey caps her season on FOX's American Idol with today's worldwide launch of her new single, "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel. "#Beautiful" was written and produced by Mariah and Miguel, and is the lead track from Mariah's much-anticipated new album, due for release this summer on Island Def Jam.
Global liftoff of "#Beautiful" on radio and the Internet takes place today, May 6th at 7:00 a.m. edt. "#Beautiful" is live on all streaming services and is available at iTunes now. http://smarturl.it/iBeautiful
On Wednesday night, May 8th, American Idol will premiere the entire "#Beautiful" video, shot by noted director Joseph Kahn. Following American Idol, the video goes up on VEVO/YouTube and all video channels - BET's 106th & Park ("New Joint"), MTV, VH1 and FUSE.
As Mariah recently told Billboard, her new album 'has more raw ballads than people might expect,' and producers including Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Big Jim Wright, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Mike Will, and Rodney Jerkins. The new album is the follow-up to her worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009).
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date. She has a total of 223 #1 records across all Billboard singles, albums, sales, and airplay charts, dating back to her "Vision Of Love" debut, including 18 Billboard #1 Hot 100 singles (17 self-penned). With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/ producer, she has been recognized with five GRAMMY® Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard's Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium, and BMI's Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.
SOURCE Island Def Jam