She’s a professional and, you know, this is a long time coming.
- Jussie Smollett
Written by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & James “Big Jim” Wright.
3:35 Single Version with Jussie Smollett
ABOUT THE SONG
Empire fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mariah Carey on the Fox series. Co-creator Lee Daniels, a good friend of Carey’s, has been teasing her involvement in the series since the beginning. Well the pop star finally makes her debut next week as Kitty, and EW has the exclusive premiere of “Infamous,” the track Carey recorded with the cast and Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal.
Carey’s character is a huge singer — obvs — who comes to help Jamal get his confidence back in the studio. Smollett, an unabashed Carey fan, says it was incredible working with the star. “It was great,” Smollett told EW on the Chicago set of Empire. “She’s a sweetheart. She’s a professional and, you know, this is a long time coming.”
Entertainment Weekly, September 28, 2016 - “Empire: Mariah Carey, Jussie Smollett, cast perform Listen” Tim Stack
2016 Released as a single from Empire.
2017 Included on the Empire: Original Soundtrack Season 3 compilation.