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.