Mariah Carey to Become 'American Idol' Judge

Mariah Carey to Become ‘American Idol’ Judge

Mariah Carey is making moves. Today, the R&B diva confirmed that she will be a judge on season 12 of “American Idol.”

“As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with ‘American Idol,'” Carey said in a statement. “I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant,’ which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”

“Idol” creator and executive producer Simon Fuller said in a statement, “We are proud to have one of the world’s greatest-ever female singers join our show. Mariah defines the word ‘Idol’ and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her.”