The singer returns to her first label home and the executive who resurrected her career -- at a fraction of the $80 million she once commanded. But can lightning strike again?

Just months shy of the 10-year anniversary of The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey and Antonio "L.A." Reid are prepping another kind of comeback. According to multiple sources, the 45-year-old singer is returning to Sony Music through Epic Records, where Reid has served as chairman since 2011.

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