Disney announced today that multiple GRAMMYÂ® Awardâ€“winning superstar Mariah Carey has recorded the song, â€œAlmost Home,â€ for â€œOz The Great and Powerful,â€ the studioâ€™s highly anticipated fantastical adventure, directed by Sam Raimi, releasing in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
â€œAlmost Homeâ€ will be released as a single by Careyâ€™s label, Island Def Jam, on February 19, 2013.Â Award-winning photographer/director David LaChapelle will direct Carey in the music video for â€œAlmost Home.â€Â The two long-time collaborators are reuniting in what LaChapelle describes as â€œa duet between Mariah and the movie.â€Â LaChapelle photographed Carey previously for album covers, and directed her in the music video â€œLoverboy.â€ Disney, Carey and Island Def Jam plan to launch a promotional campaign to support the single, the video and the film.
â€œâ€˜Almost Homeâ€™ has a message that works beautifully with the film,â€ Mariah Carey says of the song she co-wrote and co-producedÂ Â for â€œOz The Great and Powerful.â€ â€œItâ€™s a feel-good record; it gives youÂ the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love.â€Â
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and eighteen Billboard #1 singles (seventeen 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 GRAMMYÂ® Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboardâ€™s Artist of the Decade Award,Â the World Music Award for Worldâ€™s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium and BMIâ€™s Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.Â Carey is currently working on her new studio album to be released this spring.
â€œAlmost Homeâ€ is performed by Mariah Carey, produced by Mariah Carey and Stargate for 45th & 3rd Music LLC, written by Simone Porter, Justin Gray, Lindsey Ray, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen and Mariah Carey. Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group/Universal Music Group.
Oz The Great and Powerful is set to be released in theaters on March 8.