‘Empire’ Books Mariah Carey For Guest Spot

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is heading to Fox’s Empire playing a part that should hit close to home – a music megastar.

In the October 5th episode, Carey plays Kitty, a legendary singer who comes to Empire to work with Jamal Lyons (Jussie Smollett). However, when the collaboration hits some bumps in the road, Kitty will be the one to help Jamal work through some emotional obstacles and breakthrough his creative block.

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Previously announced guest stars for the third season of the Fox hit include Taye Diggs, Sierra McClain, rapper French Montana and music mogul, Birdman, who will be playing himself.

Carey, as singer, songwriter and producer, has stacked up numerous awards include Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, BMI’s Icon Award as well as Billboard’s Artist of the Decade award and the World Music Awards’ World’s Best-Selling Female Artist of the Millennium.

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Later this year, Carey will headline her own reality series, Mariah’s World, premiering on E on December 4.

Empire, Season Premiere, Wednesday, September 21, 9/8c, Fox.