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  • FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, Mariah Carey participates in the "Mariah's World" panel during the NBC Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Thursday, December 01, 2016 11:44 am

Mariah Carey headlines New Year's Eve lineup in Times Square


NEW YORK – Mariah Carey is set to ring in 2017 with a live performance in Times Square as the headliner for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" on ABC.

The show's producers say Carey will take the midtown Manhattan stage moments before the ball drops to mark the new year. Carey also performed at the annual celebration in 2005. Also on the musical lineup: pop-rock band DNCE, country star Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan and the cast of her Broadway musical, "On Your Feet!"

Seacrest will once again be joined by Jenny McCarthy for the five-and-a-half hour show. McCarthy will serve as a live reporter from the Times Square crowd.

Fergie will host the show's Billboard Hollywood Party from Los Angeles.