Mariah Carey Goes Platinum With 19 Year Old Christmas Hit
I’m not a fan of too many Christmas songs outside of the Motown Christmas classics, but Mariah Carey‘s All I Want For Christmas is one of my favorite holiday songs. It just instantly puts me in a happy mood, since its release in 1994. But she’s just marked a milestone with this long-time hit: She’s reached platinum status in the UK, according to OfficialCharts.com.
Mariah’s much-loved seasonal classic passed the landmark sales threshold yesterday, establishing itself as one of the UK’s all-time greatest hits. The US singer was triumphant when told of the achievement yesterday, tellingOfficialCharts.com:
“I just landed back in the US after performing a charity show in Africa for the Red Cross. I’m driving home looking at the snow in my hometown of NYC, celebrating selling 1 million copies of All I Want for Christmas Is You in the UK. Thank you, thank you to all of my British fans! Love, Mariah xxxx”
Congrats to Mariah! Oh! And just in case you need a quick remind, there’s only 5 more days ’til Christmas folks.