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Mariah Carey returns to stage for 1st post-birth performance

March 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Mariah Carey made her return to the stage for the very first time since she gave birth to twins last April.

The singer performed for a few hundred people Thursday night at New York's Gotham Hall. The diva downplayed her return saying, "I didn't realize this was a big deal."

The concert was one of four shows Thursday dubbed "Plot Your Escape: Four Concerts. Countless Celebrities. 1 Epic Night," by Caesars Entertainment.

Diddy joined Carey in New York while Lil Wayne and Cee Lo performed in Los Angeles, Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles in Chicago, and Mary J. Blige and Gavin DeGraw in New Orleans.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.