Mariah Carey will ring in 2017 with Times Square performance

Mariah Carey will kick off 2017 with a bang as she is set to ring in the new year with a live performance in Times Square.

Mimi will be the headliner for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and will take the midtown Manhattan stage moments before the ball drops to mark the new year.

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Mariah last performed at the annual celebration in 2005.

Other stars set to hit the stage include band DNCE, country star Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan and the cast of her Broadway musical On Your Feet!

DNCE ( Peter Dejong AP/Press Association Images)
Ryan will once again be joined by Jenny McCarthy for the five-and-a-half hour show on American network ABC.

Jenny will serve as a live reporter from the Times Square crowd while Fergie will host the show’s Billboard Hollywood Party from Los Angeles.


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