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Mariah Carey :: The "Christmas" Eras

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  • cabanaboy
    I have a REALLY good feeling about this! I am stoked to buy it, almost thinking its possible for a SUBO effect with Xmas on this, Guess we'll have to wait and see, deff can't wait for Oh Santa

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  • AutomaticBR
    For the record, Billboard just published updated figures from her previous christmas album - "Merry Christmas" sold over 5,000,000 copies according to Soundscan and the album's first single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is Mariah's best-selling digital song with over 1,600,000 copies sold.

    As MCIIY will include a new version of AIWFCIY and the track always sells a lot every season, it will be interesting to see how much it will move this december and if Billboard will allow the track to finally re-chart and have a more significant peak on the Hot 100. Also, the album was certified 5x Platinum by RIAA in 2003 when it was around 4.2M through Soundscan so after this season it will probably be eligible for 6x Platinum!

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  • AutomaticBR
    started a topic Mariah Carey :: The "Christmas" Eras

    Mariah Carey :: The "Christmas" Eras

    Mariah's second christmas album will be released in Nov. 2nd, but I guess we can already open a thread for it since the press release just came out with many details

    Mariah Carey Completes Merry Christmas II You - Second Holiday Album From the Greatest Singer of Our Time, Arriving November 2nd



    As autumn leaves begin to fall, international superstar Mariah Carey puts the finishing touches on MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU, her second career album of holiday tunes, arriving November 2nd on the Island Def Jam Music Group. Highlighting the long-awaited new album is a brand new recording of Mariah's all-time standard, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

    In addition to traditional yuletide fare - "The First Noel," "Little Drummer Boy," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "O Come All Ye Faithful" and more - MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU also contains four original songs composed by Mariah, including the new single, "Oh Santa," and many more surprises for the fans. Producers on the new album include American Idol's Randy Jackson, multi-platinum hit-making producer Jermaine Dupri, James Poyser (acclaimed producer for Aretha Franklin, The Roots, Lauryn Hill and more), and five-time Oscar nominee and Grammy/Tony/Emmy award winning composer Marc Shaiman.

    Since it was first released, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, has become one of the essential musical hallmarks of the holiday season, and continues to set sales records each year. The song hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Recurrents chart every year from 2005 to 2008. After ringtones began to be charted in 2006, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" hit #1 for the next three consecutive holiday seasons. It became the first seasonal Mastertone to be certified RIAA gold (2006) and RIAA platinum (2007), and is ranked as the top-selling seasonal ringtone of all-time. "All I Want For Christmas is You" was the featured single from MERRY CHRISTMAS, which has sold over 12 million to date.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU is Mariah Carey's 13th studio album, and follows up her worldwide multi-million-selling Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (released September 2009), her multi-platinum E=MC˛ (2008), and worldwide 10 million selling The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005). The Emancipation Of Mimi generated three Grammy awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), two #1 singles, and countless more honors during its 18-month chart stay. Soundscan's biggest-selling album of 2005, Mimi featured "We Belong Together" (Grammy winner for Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song) and "Don't Forget About Us," Mariah's 16th and 17th #1 career singles, respectively. They tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's.

    Three years later, Mariah surpassed Elvis when "Touch My Body" (from E=MC˛) became her 18th #1 Hot 100 hit. "Touch My Body" spent two weeks at the top, Mariah's 78th and 79th cumulative career weeks at #1, which tied Elvis' long-standing all-time high of 79 weeks at #1, as calculated by Billboard. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist in the 50 years of the Hot 100 (which began in 1958) with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits. The success of E=MC˛ brought total sales of Mariah's albums, singles and videos to more than 200 million worldwide, distancing her even further from the pack as the top-selling female recording artist in history.



    04 United States
    04 South Korea
    14 Canada
    14 Taiwan
    23 Israel
    24 Japan
    30 Hungary
    32 Australia
    41 Italy
    45 Austria
    51 Sweden
    52 Netherlands
    56 Spain
    57 Greece
    77 Germany
    82 France
    85 Belgium (Wallonie)
    101 United Kingdom
    130 Ireland


    1,000,000 Worldwide Shipments (IDJ 13/12/2010)
    230,035 US (Soundscan)
    ----------- 55,447 1st Week (#4)
    ----------- 32,986 1nd Week (#12)
    ----------- 35,308 3rd Week (#22)
    ----------- 41,575 4th Week (#28)
    ----------- 64,676 5th Week (#12)
    19,024 Japan (Oricon)
    ----------- 5,772 1st Week (#24)
    ----------- 4,331 2nd Week (#31)
    ----------- 5,081 3rd Week (#32)
    ----------- 3,294 4th Week (#58)
    8,297 UK
    ----------- 2,536 1st Week (#101)
    ----------- 1,172 2nd Week (#DNC)
    ----------- 2,002 3rd Week (#157)
    ----------- 2,587 4th Week (#163)
    7,500 Malaysia (Gold)
    5,000 Brasil (Initial shipment)
    4,925 Australia
    ----------- 1,466 1st Week (#37)
    ----------- 1,425 2nd Week (#47)
    ----------- 2,034 3rd Week (#32)