Mariah is the new


Everyone knows Mariah Carey is a world-class diva. Now the superstar can add another moniker: all hail the new king of pop. With her 18th journey to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart — for her new single, "Touch My Body" — Mariah beat Elvis Presley's record of 17 No. 1 singles. She is only two No. 1 hits away from a tie with the record-holding champs, the Beatles. Of her new place in the pantheon of pop, Mariah recently told the Associated Press she was proud of what it meant for women and people of color: "In terms of my ethnicity, always feeling like an outsider, always feeling different... for me it's about saying, 'Thank you Lord, for giving me the faith to believe in myself when other people had written me off.'" For her coronation, the Empire State Building will be awash in lavender, pink and white light the entire weekend.