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It's Official! Mariah Carey Will Join 'American Idol'

Yay, yay, yay!

Mrs. Diva Mariah Carey will be the next American Idol judge, taking over Jennifer Lopez's spot.

According to People, Mariah will reportedly take home about $18 million for her time on the judge panel. This makes her one of the highest -- if not the highest -- paid reality TV judge.

“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,” Mariah 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.”

American Idol's host, Ryan Seacrest, tweeted Mariah after the news broke and said:

"Welcome to the fam @!! When u and @ need a date night, I'm happy to strap on the double baby bjorn."

I definitely will be tuned in next season. And, with former judge Steven Tyler's seat still empty, I can only hope for Charlie Sheen next!