Mariah Carey claimed that she owns all of her previous master recordings at a time when Taylor Swift is being pressured to re-record her entire former discography owing to concerns around the ownership of her masters.
Carey casually revealed that she actually owns all the masters to her entire catalog when discussing a forthcoming TV show centered on her life, which is exceedingly unusual even for very well-known performers.
“I’m here to do anything we need to do. I own all my old masters,” the queen of Christmas told USA Today.
She continued by discussing the process of casting the perfect actor to play her and how a TV program on her life was created behind the scenes.
“I don’t think it’s about ‘cast the girl who sings the Mariah Carey style,’ whatever that is. It’s about casting a great actress with a somewhat similar look and just making sure the acting is there. Because we have the music – they can sing along to it.”
IT’S TIME!!! 🎄☃️ #MariahSZN pic.twitter.com/CtRsxYyLo8— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 1, 2022
It won’t be long before Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as we approach the 2022 holiday season.
Carey’s latest studio album, Caution, was released in 2018 and featured songs like “With You,” “A No No,” and “GTFO.” In 2020, she released the book The Meaning of Mariah Carey and starred in Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special for Apple TV+.