Empire is officially adding Mariah Carey to its list of musical guest stars. After Alicia Keys made an appearance on the show last season and Mary J. Blige made an appearance during the first season, Mariah Carey plans to join Season 3’s list of guest stars.
The announcement came Monday (Aug. 8) from Fox co-chairman Dana Walden during her TCA panel in Beverly Hills. Walden told the audience that she often runs into Mariah at events and “she always makes a point of coming over and talking about her passion for the show and obviously it’s a huge musical label, artists coming in and out all the time, and Mariah’s going to be playing an Empire artist.”
The singer will play an artist named Kitty who collaborates with Jamal on an “explosive” new track. Carey is said to have already filmed her appearance last week in Chicago, and the episode is expected to air on Oct. 5.
Empire returns for a third season on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.