Mariah Carey just isn't the new judge on American Idol, she's also going to get paid quite a sum of cash to do it!
Mariah will earn about $18 million for just one season.
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"Her deal is rumored to be just under $18 million for one year with an option to renew," a source familiar with the negotiation tells People.
As for how Mariah's deal stacks up against other singing show judges: Christina Aguilera will make about $10 million on the third season of The Voice. Howard Stern as a judge on America's Got Talent is being paid $15 million.
Do you think Mariah is worth that kind of money?!