Mariah Carey Partners with Chopard to Launch “Happy Butterfly” Jewelry Collection

Mariah Carey is spreading her wings in celebration of the 25th anniversary reissue of her Butterfly album.

The 53-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer has released a jewelry collection with Swiss luxury designer Chopard.

Mariah Carey, Chopard, Happy ButterflyThe “Happy Butterfly” collection includes 12 pieces featuring a butterfly crafted in “ethical rose and white gold” and is described in a release as having a “transparently openworked heart in which a dancing diamond nestles between two sapphire crystals.”

Bangles, pendants, rings, and earrings are available from $6,330 to $23,500.

Mariah Carey, Chopard, Happy ButterflyChopard is also releasing a one-of-a-kind asymmetrical diamond-paved “Haute Joaillerie” set for its Mariah Carey collection, consisting of a necklace, a pair of earrings, and a ring crafted with round-cut and heart-shaped diamonds and set in 18k white gold, which the brand says is “certified ethical.”

The pieces are co-signed by both the artist and Chopard co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele. Price available upon request.

“Mariah and I have been friends for many years and first connected through our love of jewelry and music. She performed at our party in Cannes in 2019, and we had always talked about designing together,” said Scheufele. The house’s creations are worn on red carpets around the world at events such as the Oscars and the Cannes Film Festival.

Mariah Carey, Chopard, Happy ButterflyScheufele described the Chopard “Happy Butterfly” collection as a modern butterfly design paired with Chopard’s iconic “Happy Diamonds,” which are free-floating stones that move around as the wearer does. “Since Mariah has a personal passion for unique pieces, we knew we wanted to do a few one-of-a-kind creations that would be truly exceptional. This led to an extraordinary diamond suite,” Scheufele said.

Carey, who has sold more than 200 million albums with No. 1 hits like “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” sees the butterfly as a metaphor for spreading her wings after her divorce from former manager Tommy Mottola.

She also has a Van Cleef & Arpels butterfly ring.

Mariah Carey Teams Up with David Morales to Release Extended Edit of No. 1 Single “Honey”

Mariah Carey is sweetening up one of her hits…

The 53-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer has released an extended edit of “Honey” as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of her 1997 classic, Butterfly.

Mariah CareyThe nearly eight-minute edit comes from the extremely capable hands of David Morales, the legendary NYC DJ/producer/remixer who helped deliver pop divas to the clubs in the ’80s and ’90s and beyond via remixes of Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Madonna and a litany of other divas.

Morales worked extensively with Carey throughout her career via official edits of hits including “Dreamlover,” “Fantasy” and “Shake It Off,” among many others.

Coming as a bonus track on the Butterfly re-release, Morales’ “Honey – Another Taste of Honey David Morales Remix” edit throws the kitchen sink at the track, bumping up the BPM, turning the sizzle dial all the way up via layers of percussion, rhythm guitar, a string section, a choir and revamped powerhouse vocals from Carey.

The edit comes among other re-release bonuses including 4K remastered versions of “Honey” and “The Roof” music videos, a new “Honey” music video documentary, classic live performances being released via Carey’s YouTube during September, Butterfly on cassette, and Deluxe Butterfly 4LP and 2LP Editions.

“I will never forget the day I released this album to the world,” Carey wrote Friday (Sept. 16) on social media. “I had never felt more exposed and vulnerable yet free and euphoric at the same time. It was a true EMANCIPATION (no pun intended!) of my spirit, soul and innermost feelings which I poured into every lyric and every note on every song. 25 years later, it’s still one of the proudest moments of my life & career.”

Mariah Carey Talks Recording Multiple Projects Worth of New Music

It appears new Mariah Carey music could be on the horizon…

During a conversation with Rolling Stone‘Rolling Stone Music Now, the 53-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer/songwriter revealed that she’d recorded multiple projects in her Butterfly Lounge studio during the pandemic.

Mariah Carey“It’s about three or four different things,” Carey said. “One is a project that I’m almost finished with that I was doing some background vocal tweaks on. One is [new] songs that could be for the scripted series [by Lee Daniels] or a documentary. And then there’s a themed album. It’s something that people have been asking me to do for years, but it’s not done in the traditional sense. It’s not done yet, but I’m really excited about it. I’m working [on that album] with some very eclectic, newer artists, as well as some legendary folks.”

For the 25th anniversary of her sixth studio album Butterfly, Carey is releasing an expanded version of the LP with eight new bonus tracks, including a remake of “The Roof (When I Feel the Need)” with Brandy. However, she still looks back on the 1997 album and feels its single “Breakdown” wasn’t appreciated or supported by the label at the time.

“People did not believe in it, or believe in me in that genre and that moment,” she said, recalling that the label feared her change in sound was “too urban.” “By people, I mean the corporate morgue, the entities that run things. I mean, Tha Crossroads was such a big record!”

Meanwhile, any new album would be a follow-up to Carey’s 2018 fan favorite studio set Caution, which featured singles “GTFO,” “With You” and “A No No.”

Stream Carey’s’s complete interview about her upcoming music and more on Apple Podcasts.

Special “Mariah Carey Experience” Exhibit Launched in New York City

They’re celebrating Mariah Carey in a big way in the Big Apple

The 49-year-old Venezuelan-American singer’s label has launched the Mariah Carey Experience, a limited-time pop-up meant to celebrate the career of the diva and promote her latest album Caution?, in New York City.

Mariah Carey

Located inside Sony Studios, the extended musical journey on full display for public consumption features mini exhibits meant to bring Carey’s career to life.

Along with a display of dresses Carey has worn during her career, the special exhibit also includes a listening wall, where you can hear all 18 of Carey’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles with personal headphones, including her debut single “Vision of Love,” tracks from 1997’s Butterfly (“Honey” and “My All“), and the hits from 2005’s The Emancipation of Mimi (“We Belong Together” and “Don’t Forget About Us“).

Mariah Carey Experience

Some of the most Instagrammable opportunities in the Mariah Carey Experience are backdrops that mimic the vibe of Caution, the butterfly-swarmed cover from Butterfly and even a Christmas-themed photo booth honoring Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Additionally, there’s a bed and neon rainbow ripped from the iconic David LaChapelle photoshoot for Rainbow that serves as a fun way to salute her hit album.

Mariah Carey Experience

It was 28 years ago when Carey rose to acclaim with her self-titled debut album and endeared herself to a generation of fans who loved her brash attitude, sugary-sweet pop hooks and all-around diva mentality, a label she by and large embraced.

Throughout the years, Carey has maintained a special perch reserved for her and the undeniable uniqueness of her career, despite some public missteps.

It’s a continuing relevance that only a select few female pop singers have been able to achieve. Carey has maintained her brand despite a sea of mimickers, a cutthroat industry and fickle fans, many of whom have grown up and out of theMimimachine.

The Mariah Carey Experience at New York’s Sony Square (25 Madison Ave.) is open until December 4.

Carey to Visit Australia for a Rare Coast-to-Coast Tour

Mariah Carey is heading to the land Down Under…

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer is planning to visit Australia for a rare coast-to-coast tour.

Mariah Carey

Carey’s Elusive Chanteuse Show this November is scheduled to make seven stops Down Under, where she’ll play arenas and exclusive winery dates.

Mariah’s Australian trek starts on November 2 at Sandalford Estate in Perth, then moves on to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley and wraps-up Nov. 16 at Sirromet Wines on Mt Cotton, south east of Brisbane.

It’ll be Mariah’s first national Australian run since her Butterfly world tour stopped in the country in 1998, though she did play three shows on the east coast in January 2013.

General admission is priced at Australian $109.90 ($98.60) plus booking fee, and tickets at the top-end (platinum) cost Australian $259.90 ($233) plus booking fee. Tickets for all shows go on sale Sept. 26, and pre-sales open September 24 at the official websites for Live Nation and A Day On The Green.

Mariah’s latest album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, her 14th studio album, debuted at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart in May. It was her 13th top ten appearance on the Australian chart, and her first since Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel back in October 2009.

In the U.S., The Elusive Chanteuse opened at No. 3 with 58,000 sales. The album, which features production from Rodney Jerkins, Jermaine Dupri, Hit-Boy and Mike Will Made It and guest appearances from Nas, Wale and Miguel, was tentatively earmarked for a release in March 2013. The set was then pushed to July 23, then to May 6, 2014 and finally May 27.