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Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri Announce ‘Merger’

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Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri

Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have a history of hits together, and now the dynamic duo is taking their relationship to the next level. The So So Def mogul has signed on to become Mariah’s manager.

In a press release, Mariah’s reps described the relationship as a “merger.” JD will act as the pop diva’s manager, according to a congratulatory note on JD’s DJ management site SKAM Artist.

“A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it’s about the execution,” said JD, who produced hits including “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby.”

Mariah added, “We have a bond that surpasses music. I am super excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come to fruition.”

JD received congratulatory messages from his friends including Da Brat and Bow Wow. “Congrats to my pops @jermainedupri on taking on that big step w/ managing the legendary @MariahCarey,” tweeted Bow.

Mariah was previously managed by Jennifer Lopez’s current manager Benny Medina as well as “American Idol’s” Randy Jackson.

The iconic singer has been working on a new album, which has already spawned the Miguel-assisted hit “#Beautiful.” Mariah’s publicist, Cindi Berger, teased an upcoming announcement.

“I’ve never seen Mariah so passionate about what she will be revealing to her fans very, very soon,” said Berger.

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