Mariah Carey is leaving "American Idol" after a one-season stint on the show.
The singer made it official on Thursday afternoon by re-tweeting a message from her longtime PR firm PMK-BNC that read, "W/ global success of “#Beautiful” (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol." The message was promptly re-tweeted by Carey.
— PMK•BNC (@PMK_BNC) May 30, 2013
Asked for further comment, a representative for the singer points to a "jam-packed" scheduled that includes, "putting the finishing touches on her much anticipated forthcoming album, headlining the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and appearing in Lee Daniel's The Butler, opening in August." The film's cast also includes Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.
Carey will also embark on a world tour that kicks off this October in Asia.
The singer's exit from the Fox show had been much speculated. No further announcements have been made regarding Idol's future judging panel, although alum Jennifer Hudson is said to be negotiating for a seat at the season 13 table.