Chart Check: Mariah Carey & Logic Make Gains Before Christmas Day

Published: Wednesday 24th Dec 2014 by David


After penning the success story that is Iggy Azalea‘s rise to superstardom and making an R&B superstar out of August Alsina, Def Jam sees two more of its acts welcome good news this month.

Why Pop icon Mariah Carey and Hip Hop’s Logic have much to be thankful for this Christmas?

Good news for both below…

After opening with sales of 73,000 units in the US, Logic’s debut album ‘Under Pressure’ now begins to show signs of commercial growth in the UK, impacting the nations iTunes Hip Hop/Rap albums chart before the year’s end.

Indeed, with a Metacritic of 72/100 under its belt, the album now finds itself placed at #51 on the chart, currently outselling Kanye West’s latest album ‘Yeezus‘ in the market.

On Ms. Carey, the ‘Official Charts revealed:

Mariah Carey’s festive favourite, All I Want For Christmas Is You, has seen a seasonal sales surge tip it over the 1 million sales milestone in the UK. And, as new Official Charts Company data shows, the British public have bought an incredible 15 million Christmas tunes, digitally, since downloading began in 2004.

Mariah’s much-loved seasonal classic passed the landmark sales threshold yesterday, establishing itself as one of the UK’s all-time greatest hits.

The British public can’t get enough of Mariah’s sleigh bell-adorned classic, having snapped up 68,000 copies already in 2013. Co-written/produced by Mariah along with Walter Afanasieff, the track first appeared on the festive albumMerry Christmas and its lasting appeal has seen it generate an estimated $50 million in royalties globally since.

All I Want For Christmas Is You peaked at Number 2 in 1994, after being kept off the festive top spot by East 17’sStay Another Day. It was unavailable for several years, however, thanks to the advent of digital and the song’s feel-good singalong factor, it returned to the Official Singles Chart in 2007 and has done so over and over again every December since, charting at Number 4 (2007), 12 (2008), 18 (2009), 22 (2010), 11 (2011), 20 (2012) and this year (it reached Number 12 in last Sunday’s chart).

The song is one of only 142 singles in the history of the Official Charts to pass the million copies mark in the UK. All I Want For Christmas joins eight other seasonal big hitters to have reached this landmark including Bing Crosby’sWhite Christmas, Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody and Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas.


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  1. DanYiel Teflon December 24, 2014

    I’m glad blth are finding success!!

  2. Dante reps QUEEN MARIAH December 24, 2014

    mariah slays

  3. #1Lamb December 24, 2014

    Is the video of her had performance necessary? Wow, I mean talk about holding onto something negative. Why not show her good performances from her successful Christmas Concert? I went to the show and her voice was stellar. But, this site, for the life of me I’ll never understand, likes to keep it focused on the negative.
    It reminds me of the artist that have to get naked in order to sell a single. This site has to keep a negative tone in order to have people follow them. #sad on this Chrstmas Eve.

    • #1Lamb December 24, 2014

      *Bad* not had

      • african music lover December 24, 2014

        you must be new on this site because you should know that when they hate an artist,they always find a negative element in everything positive they do….if you dont believe me,ask the NAVY….
        BUT congrats mariah,,true legend indeed

  4. Paulo December 24, 2014

    R&B superstar? Ok… lay of the hyperboles and superlatives and stuff beau

  5. MUSICHEAD December 24, 2014

    I guess I’m the only one who noticed that this Mariah article is over a year old from 2013. Well anyway…carry on.

  6. JOHNVIDAL December 24, 2014

    About time TGJ dedicates a post to mariah carey´s everlasting success that will outlast all your faves 🙂 Still they couldn´t even dedicate it all to her and they had to put that performance. Seriously. It´s pathetic how these guys behave.
    If you want to be fair, write a post with the updated sales of Mariah Carey´s Xmas albums (or her whole career if you want), which can´t stop growing. I warn you though: it won´t be easy for haters like you 🙂

  7. NICKI WILL SLAY December 24, 2014

    When is Def Jam gonna start CROSS PROMOTING Jhene Aiko and some of their other black artists.

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  9. Yupthasme December 24, 2014

    Before u even went in to Mariah section u posted that video.. Seems so out of Place. That’s truly a bad look on your behalf.. But anyway congrats to both… Mariah u will always and forever be the legend that you are!

  10. MariahIsMusic1 December 25, 2014

    Sam is so petty.

  11. MariahIsMusic1 December 25, 2014

    Anyways In other news, The Pink Print by Onika Maraj didn’t sell 201K first week, it actually sold 194K. 🙂

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