Mariah Carey continues to make history. The music iconâ€™s 1994 classic â€œAll I Want For Christmas Is Youâ€ has been certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with more than 10 million equivalent copies sold. Itâ€™s the first holiday song to ever reach diamond status.
Carey reflected on her accomplishment in a statement. â€œThe continued love for my song never ceases to amaze me and fill my heart with a multitude of emotions,â€ she said. â€œIt blows my mind that â€˜All I Want for Christmas is Youâ€™ has endured different eras of the music industry. The RIAA DIAMOND award?! Wowww! Iâ€™m so fortunate to have the greatest fans on Earth, my Lambily, who continue to support my legacy. I love you.â€
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RIAAâ€™s Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier, added, â€œMariah Carey is one of the top Gold & Platinum awarded artists of all time, and â€˜All I Want For Christmas Is Youâ€™ becoming the only holiday song to achieve Diamond is a remarkable milestone forever etched in music history. Congratulations and happy holidays to Mariah and her amazing Sony team.â€
Richard Story, president of Commercial Music Group at Sony Music Entertainment, also had some heartwarming words to share.
â€œMariah is the Queen of Christmas,â€ he said. â€œHer Sony Music family congratulates her on breaking yet another record, and continuing to make history as the first and only artist to achieve this incredible milestone.â€
â€œAll I Want For Christmas Is Youâ€ is lifted from Careyâ€™s 1994 album, Merry Christmas.
In 2019, Carey released a deluxe anniversary edition of Merry Christmas to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The reissued project featured a special bonus disc with rare remixes, unreleased live tracks from Careyâ€™s 1994 St. John the Divine Concert and a new rendition of â€œSugar Plum Fairy.â€
In December 2019, â€œAll I Want For Christmas Is Youâ€ peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning Carey her 19th number-one hit.
On Friday, Carey premiered her new holiday special, Mariahâ€™s Christmas: The Magic Continues, on Apple TV+. The festive film features her first and only performance of her latest holiday jam â€œFall in Love at Christmasâ€ with Khalid and Kirk Franklin. It also includes an updated rendition of Careyâ€™s cover of â€œChristmas (Baby Please Come Home).â€
On Dec. 13, Carey will begin her McDonaldâ€™s takeover with The Mariah Menu. The menu will be available in the U.S. through Dec. 24. Customers will be eligible to receive a free item from McDonaldâ€™s menu each day with a $1 minimum purchase on the McDonaldâ€™s app.
â€œSome of my favorite memories with my kids are our family trips to McDonaldâ€™s, and of course, each of us has our go-to order. Mine is the Cheeseburger, and I get it with extra pickles,â€ said Carey. â€œBringing together some of our favorite food from McDonaldâ€™s with my all-time favorite season is a holiday wish come true.â€
Revisit Mariah Careyâ€™s â€œAll I Want For Christmas Is Youâ€ below.