Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, you know that the special day is right around the corner once you hear Mariah Carey’s “All I Want From Christmas Is You” playing from any store speaker or radio station. The song which re-enters the Hot 100 seemingly every year has earned the R&B diva the title of Christmas Queen.
The living legend visited Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” where she told the host when the appropriate time was to start playing holiday tunes. Apparently, she agrees with the majority vote — after Thanksgiving.
Anything Mariah declares when it comes to Christmas is a rule in her fan base, lovingly deemed the ‘Lambily.’
Speaking of the Lambily, they single-handedly were responsible for the “Glitter” soundtrack becoming number one on iTunes overnight!
The hashtag #justiceforglitter went viral once a fan account pointed out that the piece of work didn’t get the attention it deserved when released. Not to mention the fact that Carey has barely sung any of the numbers during her tour stop.
The fan base was so powerful that the album was able to beat out the time it took for albums from artists like Travis Scott, John Legend, Drake, and Eminem to go number one.
Mariah, of course, counted it as a victory.
The mother of twins told Fallon: “The fact that Glitter even came back is a thing. Whoever thought it was going to get to No. 1, all these years later? But it is a good album and the fans made it happen. I had nothing to do with it. The Lambily got behind it. … it’s a movement, it’s bigger than me.”
She also mentioned how the movie that was considered a flop almost ruined her life.
“Glitter” the album was released on September 11, 2001, while the movie hit theaters ten days later.
Mariah was also going through a tough time in her life because that’s around the same time she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. It’s great to see that at least the album redeemed itself after all these years.