Mariah Carey Signs Deal for Las Vegas Residency

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Signs Deal for Las Vegas Residency

Singer announces new gig on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Published January 15, 2015

The elusive chanteuse that is Mariah Carey may soon be found at Caesar's Palace, taking her rightful place as one of the most revered musical attractions in the world.

"I'm going to do my first ever residency in Vegas at Caesars," she revealed to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The announcement, of course, received immediate cheers and applause from the live audience. "This is a special event for me," Mariah continued, "I have to hope that the fans will enjoy this 'cause I'm gonna be performing."

The "iconic" singer as one fan on the show called her went on to explain that her set will be "kind of inspired" by her album Number 1's. The LP, released in 1998, went five-times platinum in the U.S., three-times in Japan, and two-times in Europe.

As of her most recent album (2014's Me. I Am Mariah...), she has the most chart-topping songs on Billboard of any solo act, ever.

"This [show] is now the updated version with 18 of them," Mariah noted.

Elsewhere in the episode (airing today, Jan. 15, click here for a clip), she disguises herself as a maid, which is no easy task for someone so recognizable, and surprises fans with tickets.

"It's a new chapter for me and I'm just excited about it," she concluded.

Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas has hosted residencies for Elton John, Celine Dion, Cher, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain.

No dates for Mariah's upcoming shows have been announced as of yet.

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Written by BET-Staff


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