NEW YORK (AP) — Pop icon Mariah Carey will open a series of shows May 16 at The Colosseum in Las Vegas.

Caesars Palace and Carey have announced 18 performances, so far.

The show, dubbed "MARIAH CAREY #1s," will feature the singer performing her 18 No. 1 singles, which includes "We Belong Together," ''Hero" and "Vision of Love."

Carey's announcement comes after company lawyers said Wednesday that a division of financially troubled Caesars Entertainment Corp. will head to court in Chicago on Thursday to file for bankruptcy protection.

Tickets for Carey's show range from $55 to $250.

Carey, 44, is following in the steps of Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Shania Twain, who have performed their worldwide hits at Vegas residences.

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