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”