Just ahead of the Friday release of her new album Caution, Epic’s Mariah Carey is finding that being the Queen of Christmas simply isn’t enough this season. As she climbs onto the charts once more with her 1994 classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, which is located in the top 40 (#37) on iTunes in the U.S. now, Carey’s 2001 soundtrack to Glitter, the movie in which she starred in, has bolted into the #1 spot on the albums chart at the platform. You may be wondering why a 17-year-old soundtrack is charting so high, largely because the response to it at the time was tepid at best. So far, a #JusticeForGlitter campaign on social media, as well as deep discounting on the major digital services, appears to be the right recipe for new sales. That operation has also extended internationally: the release now appears on the all-genre list in over three dozen countries. Though the album isn’t available to stream on Spotify here, “All” is now at #58 and #111 on the U.S. and Global lists, respectively, with about 342.6 million streams to date there. It also has a very healthy 2.13 million tags on Shazam, as airplay for the smash continues to surge. As for the illustrious top spot, Carey and her lambily know that it’s “never too far away.” (Images courtesy of Virgin and Columbia Records)
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