The rumors were true! Mariah Carey took to Instagram on Thursday morning to announce her Las Vegas residency.
“Vegas baby!!! I’m coming to town with my show #1sstarting 5/6/15. Tix on sale now! #1sMariahmariahcarey.com,” she wrote.
Carey will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and will take the spot Celine Dion, who recently left her residency to take care of her sick husband, Rene Angelil.
Mariah, who recently had a string of not so stellar performances, explained during Thursday’s episode of The Ellen Show that this is very special for her. “And again, I have to hope that the fans will enjoy this cause I’m gonna be performing, which was kind of inspired by my albumNumber 1’s, and this is now the updated version with 18 of them. Hopefully other people will enjoy this. I’ve never done this before,” she said.
She added, “Some of these songs I’m like, ‘Really? I’m gonna do this again? OK,.'”
The Grammy Award winner will deliver hit tracks which include, “We Belong Together,” “Visions of Love,” “Emotions,” “Fantasy,” “Dream Lover,” “One Sweet Day,” “Don’t Forget About Us” and “Touch My Body.”
Sin City … here she comes!