Mariah Carey's first album for Virgin Records will come out August 21 and will serve as both solo album and soundtrack, a la Prince and the Revolution's Purple Rain.
The album will be called Glitter and will hit stores 10 days before the scheduled release of "All That Glitters," in which the R&B superstar plays an up-and-coming 1980s singer named Billie, a Virgin spokesperson said Friday. In keeping with the setting, it will include a cover of Indeep's early-'80s club hit "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life," according to DJ Clue, who produced that track and one other with his partner Duro.
Clue supplier of recent Carey hits "Heartbreaker" and the remix to "Thank God I Found You" predicted the track, which features his Desert Storm records signee Fabalous Sport, will be released as a single.
But all that glitters is not old. The Virgin spokesperson said Glitter's first single will be "Lover Boy," featuring Da Brat, who also stars in the movie, and Ludacris. "Lover Boy" will be serviced to clubs on June 8 and radio on June 25.
Clue and Duro join the team of Jimmy Jackson and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige) as producers on Glitter (see "Jimmy Jam On Mariah Carey's 'Glitters' LP, Eric Benet Duet"). The album includes six or seven Jam and Lewis tracks, the Virgin spokesperson said.
Carey signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Virgin earlier this year (see "Mariah Carey Leaves Columbia For Virgin").