LONDON: Mariah Carey is enjoying her time in the recording studio because she gets to pig out on her favourite junk food. The superstar singer returned to the spotlight last year with her latest record E=MC2 and thrilled fans by showing off a new slim line figure. But the star has turned her back on watching the calories, because she is locked away laying down tracks for her forthcoming album. And Carey is glad to be out of the spotlight, as she has piled on the pounds with recording session binges, according to New York gossip column Page Six.

A source tells the publication, “Mariah loves food. Right now she’s making an album and eating everything and anything she wants. She has put on about 15 pounds, but she loves the curves. She’ll definitely tone up again when she releases her album, but as of now, she’s stuffing her face”.