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Robin Leach interviews Mariah at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday, April 27, 2015.

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Mariah Makes Grand Vegas Entrance

  

For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey’s upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 No. 1 hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided a hint of what’s to come.

“No matter what, we’re going to make it into a festive moment, darling. It’s an extravaganza,” she said Monday evening, backstage at The Colosseum.

The songstress arrived at the venue earlier to cheering screams at Caesars Palace’s entrance in a classic 1936 pink convertible trailing behind 18 mobile billboards bearing the titles of her No. 1 hits including “Always be My Baby” from 1996 and “Heartbreaker” from 1999. The gladiator-clad men took it from there, carrying Carey through the casino on a platform fit for Cleopatra.

The entrance marked her Las Vegas Strip arrival bringing her chart-topping hits to The Colosseum starting May 6 with performances through July on the same stage where Celine Dion, Cher, Bette Midler and Shania Twain have called home for their residencies.

“Everyone in Vegas, there’s a new girl in town,” she told the crowd of smartphone-filming fans gathered inside the casino.

Called Mariah #1 to Infinity, the show has 18 scheduled performances so far and has been timed with the debut of Carey’s newest breakup single and music video dubbed Infinity.

Listeners have already drawn comparisons between the song and the end of Carey’s marriage to Nick Cannon, the comedian and television host.

When asked what “Infinity” is about, the mother of young twins with Cannon said it was about loving oneself first.

“It’s kind of emancipating, a re-emancipation for me,” she said, referring to her 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi.

Carey sang along to the new song on a stage inside the casino, at one point filming herself and the crowd with an iPhone.

The singer’s career hasn’t always put her at the top of the charts.

Her last album, Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, was less than well-received.

She stands by the album, produced by label Def Jam before she returned to Sony Music, rather Epic Records, for the chance to work with Antonio “L.A.” Reid again.

“I think giving your last album to a label that you’re leaving is never a good idea because there’s just not that incentive,” she said, adding it’s a new world for selling albums.

“If you don’t go out there and promote it in the proper way and you don’t have 100 percent of the label behind you, it’s not going to work. It’s just the way it is.”

The Grammy winner, among the best-selling female solo artists of all time known for hitting the highest of notes, has also been criticized for recent live vocal performances.

Asked if her Vegas shows would include backing vocals in addition to her own, she said, “I have so many overlapping parts and background vocalists and background things that there’s always some confusion in something about it,” but offered that if any confusion persisted, she would welcome anyone to hear her while she sings naturally around her house.

Carey said she’s getting ready to produce a new album, although she’s not sure what it’s going to be yet.

For now, her Vegas show will feature all 18 of her No. 1 singles spanning 1990 to 2008. Tickets are $55 to $250.

Devin Cole, 28, expects to be back soon to witness it. The Queens resident with a Carey collage on his phone hopped a flight to Las Vegas for the weekend when he heard about the Caesars event. Cole credited Carey’s songs for keeping him alive as he battled depression at 16 years old.

“She’s a lyrical goddess,” he said.
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On Sunday, Mariah Carey released her new single “Infinity,” and fans are already breaking down the track’s lyrics, theorizing that they are likely about Mariah’s ex Nick Cannon. But what does the diva herself say about this?

Speaking with ET’s Kevin Frazier on Monday, Mariah was tight-lipped about the song’s true meaning, preferring to leave the lyrics up for discussion.

“I leave that open for the fans to interpret,” the 45-year-old pop diva said of her song. “People have to be able to interpret it for their own selves.”

“Personally, this song is about loving yourself,” Mariah added. “You have to love yourself first… If you don’t love yourself, and you’re not in a good place with you, than how can you love or do anything else to the fullest?”

The lyrics in question include biting lines such as, “Why you mad/Talkin’ ’bout you’re mad/Could it be that you just lost the best you’ve ever had?” And, “Why you tryin’ to play like you’re so grown?/Everything you own boy you still owe.”

Despite many fans’ interpretations, the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer stressed that her music wasn’t necessarily about one person or one thing.

“We could take [all my songs] and dissect them and say, ‘Who did she write this for?’ And, ‘What was that about?’ But really, there’s no way to say who or what was written about,” Mariah said. “I also collaborated with different people, so there’s all different input and things that happen in the songwriting process. And that’s the great thing about writing a song — you can express yourself, and you can express a little bit of everybody’s emotions.”

Aside from the forthcoming release of her latest greatest hits album, #1 To Infinity, which is set to hit go on sale May 18, Mariah is also going to be headlining at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where the record-shattering singer will be singing all her No. 1 hits.

Opening up about what fans should expect from her show, Mariah told ET, “It’s Vegas! We had to go really full-throttle.”

“I’ve never done anything like this before, so it’s exciting,” she added. “Doing all the No. 1 singles, that’s something that can attract not only my core fans, but people that just know the No. 1 songs. Some of these songs I’ve never done live before.”

The album and the Vegas show aren’t the only things Mariah is focusing on in her life. She’s also making sure to spend time with her children, Monroe and Moroccan — who she welcomed with Cannon in 2011.

“They’re my life,” she said of her kids. “They make me happy, and if none of these things were going on, they’d still be everything to me.”

So what’s next for Mariah? According to her, everything has fallen into place, leading to “an evolution of me.”

“This is the beginning of a chapter. A clean slate. So I can’t say what’s next or what’s not next for me. So many things are happening,” she said.

As for whether that includes looking for love, the singer played coy.

“I would never look for love, but if it stumbles upon me…” she said, before adding. “Maybe it already has. One never knows.”

The legendary singer refused to elaborate.

Mariah’s Vegas stage show, Mariah #1 to Infinity, is set to kick off on May 6.
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Mariah Carey released a new song called Infinity this past Sunday, and it seems that the track may contain a not so subtle message for her ex-husband Nick Cannon.

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