Sunday, September 24, 2017

You Can't Spell Merry Christmas Without MC!

There is a reason she has been crowned the queen of Christmas.
Whether it is Christmas candy, a movie, music, a book or a show...
...Mariah's got you covered.

On November 1, 1994, Mariah released her first Christmas album Merry Christmas with Columbia
Records, the album featured cover versions of popular Christmas tunes and original material. The album has sold 5.5 million copies in the United States as of December 2015 according to Nielsen
SoundScan, and has been certified quintuple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It has sold 15 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling Christmas album of all time

One of the original songs has since become the biggest Christmas song of all time "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
In the first week of January 1995, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary and at No. 12 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.
The song was ineligible for inclusion on the Billboard Hot 100 during its original release, because it was not released commercially as a single. This rule lapsed in 1998, however, allowing the song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at No. 83 in January 2000). The song topped the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart in December 2005, but it was unable to attain a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100 chart because it was considered a recurrent single and was thus ineligible for chart re-entry. Every December from 2005 to 2008, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 Re-currents chart. In 2012, after the recurrent rule was revised to allow all songs in the top 50 onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the single re-entered the chart at No. 29 and eventually attained a new peak of No. 21 on the week ending January 5, 2013, however dropping out the following week. In December 2013, the song re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 26. It has become the best-selling holiday ringtone, and it is the first holiday ringtone to be certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Additionally, of songs recorded before the year 2000, it is the nineteenth best-selling digital single and the best-selling digital single by a woman, and is also the overall best-selling holiday digital single. In December 2015, the song peaked at 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it its highest peak since its original release. As of November 2016, Nielsen SoundScan estimated total sales of the digital track at 3,200,000 downloads.

Merry Christmas II You was Carey's second Christmas album. It was released by Island Records on November 2, 2010.
It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 album chart, and reached number one on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Holiday Albums chart. It was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments exceeding 500,000 copies.
The album produced four singles, including the US Adult Contemporary record-breaking song "Oh Santa!". It reached number-one in its second week, the quickest ascent in the history of the chart and the only song to do so. Other singles included "Auld Lang Syne (The New Year's Anthem)", a single release version of "When Christmas Comes" in 2011 with John Legend and "Christmas Time Is in the Air Again" in 2012.

On November 10, 2015 the classic Christmas song was featured in a one-of-a-kind picture book!
Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the bestselling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy!
Full of festive December moments with family, friends, presents, and of course, Santa Claus—and featuring lively yuletide illustrations alongside the complete song lyrics—All I Want for Christmas Is You will become a cherished part of your family's Christmas traditions for many years to come.
Includes a special Christmas letter from Mariah to her fans!

All I Want For Christmas Is You, A Night of Joy and Festivity
A Christmas concert series performed annually at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan, New York, the
 residency show began on December 15, 2014 through December 17, 2016.
For 2017 the show moves to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on December 14, 16, 17, 20 and 22.
In addition carey will be doing two shows in the UK with Manchester on the 10th and London on the 11th.

There is also the Hallmark original movie “A Christmas Melody” which carey starred and directed in
2015. The filf revolves around Kristin (Lacey Chabert), a beautiful, stylish divorcee who is a talented clothing designer and her young daughter. Kristin has just had to close her small Manhattan boutique to return to her Ohio home town and live in her parents’ former home. It’s an adjustment for Kristin and Emily – especially when she runs into her former high school rival Melissa (Mariah Carey). Melissa is president of the PTA and tries to make Kristen feel as unwelcome as possible. Kristen and Emily struggle to find their new normal with the help of the music teacher Danny (Brennan Elliott) and Kristin’s Aunt Sarah (Kathy Najimy), the local coffee shop owner. With a little holiday magic and music, Kristin and Emily find that home is where the heart is.

All I Want For Christmas Is You is slated to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and on demand November
14th, 2017. The animated movie tells the story of young Mariah, who wants nothing more for Christmas than a puppy and has set her eyes on a specific little pooch named Princess. Little Mariah is tasked with taking care of her uncle’s dog to prove her responsibility to get the number one thing on her list, which results in her having the best Christmas ever.
All I Want For Christmas Is You features a new original song by Mariah Carey and includes 2 other holiday hits. The movie will be available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and online streaming.

The Star movie will be in theaters on November 17, 2017.
In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.
The animated fil borrows the voices of Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly Clarkson, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry. As well as the new Mariah Carey song "The Star.

Also in 2017, Mariah Carey is launching a Christmas candy collection that will be sold at Sugar
Factory restaurant and candy store locations in Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York and Seattle. Among the sweets is her
Carey's collection will feature four cotton candy flavors candy cane, sugar cookie, hot chocolate and cinnamon bun, sold in tubs with labels created by Chocolate Storybook owner Meg Shearer, who collaborated with Carey on the design.


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