Mariah Carey to become ‘strip queen’

Mariah Carey is set to have her own Las Vegas residency.

The 38-year-old singer – who released her 11th studio album E=MC2 earlier this year – has been offered a £50 million deal to perform every night for three years at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

A source told America’s Star magazine: “Mariah is one of the most popular performers around. She could easily become the queen of the Las Vegas strip.”

If the deal goes ahead, the Touch My Body star would be following in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Cher, Sir Elton John and Bette Midler, who have all completed residencies in the gambling capital.

Meanwhile, Mariah – who wed Nick Cannon in April after a six-month relationship – has revealed she is finding married life “quite pleasant”.

She said: “I can have a personal life, and I can have a life making records and doing whatever other creative things I want to do. Life now is a lot more enjoyable, and it’s preferable, it’s ‘quite pleasant’ as I like to say!”