Mariah Carey Announces Las Vegas Residency Performing Her No. 1 Hits, Watch Her Interview Reveal Here (VIDEO)

10:00 PM EST 1/15/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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Mariah Carey was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (January 15) to announce some big news to her fans. She will officially be doing her first Las Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace. You can check out the video above of her telling the news. 

"I 'm going to do my first ever residency in Vegas at Caesars. This is a special event for me," Mariah said. "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 album Number 1's, and this is now the updated version with 18 of them."

"It's a new chapter for me and I'm just excited about it," the singer shared. She then explained that the Vegas show was inspired by her hits compilation, #1's, which will be updated with all 18 of her chart-toppers this year. 

The tickets are currently on sale now for her show which is called "Mariah Carey's #1's" at Caesars Palace. 

The residency officially kicks off on Wednesday, May 6th, with shows scheduled for Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays throughout May. She will take June off and return for a run in July that starts on the 8th and wraps up on the 26th.

Along with her 18 Billboard Hot 100 number ones (the most for any solo artist in history), the Caesars Palace website says she will also perform "fan-favorite album cuts, never-before-performed selections and many more musical surprises."

Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide throughout her career, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1998, she was honored as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards. Carey was also named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, she is the third-best-selling female artist in the United States, with 63.5 million certified albums. With the release of "Touch My Body" (2008), Carey gained her 18th number-one single in the United States, more than any other solo artist

In 2012, Carey was ranked second on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music". Aside from her commercial accomplishments, Carey has won five Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 31 Billboard Music Awards

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