Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ Now 6X Platinum / Pushes Career Total To 100 Million+ Certified Units

Published: Thursday 10th Oct 2019 by Rashad

As we reported here, Queen of Pop Madonna was royally ousted from the #2 spot of “most RIAA certified female artists in history [albums]” thanks to the updated certification of Mariah Carey‘s Christmas album, ‘Merry Christmas.’

Now 6X Platinum, which denotes sales equivalence of 6 million units in the United States, the holiday effort’s new status gave Mimi just the slight push needed to place her in history books only behind Barbra Streisand.  Fast forward to this week, the ‘Vision of Love’ beauty apparently has Babs’ position in her sights as a slew of her hit singles and albums – including ‘Fantasy,’ ‘Hero,’ ‘One Sweet Day,’ and more – saw their respective sales tallies verified and reported to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for update.

With the new numbers Carey comes that much closer to being crowned the best-selling female artist in U.S. history.  Details inside:

On October 9, the RIAA re-certified the following Carey song and album titles:

  • Songs
    • Always Be My Baby – 3x PLATINUM
    • One Sweet Day – 3x PLATINUM
    • Fantasy – 3x PLATINUM
    • Hero – 2x PLATINUM
    • Vision of Love – PLATINUM
    • Emotions – PLATINUM
    • Heartbreaker – PLATINUM
    • O Holy Night – GOLD
    • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – GOLD
  • Albums
    • Greatest Hits – 2x PLATINUM
    • The Remixes – GOLD

The update places her only 2.5 million shy of surpassing Streisand’s record.

Additionally,  the group of new certifications brings her career total to 113M – making the 5-octave songbird the fifth female artist in history to surpass the 100 million mark (when including albums, singles, and features).  And, while Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry can all boast having crossed the 100M threshold before her, Carey is the first and only female artist who debuted BEFORE the digital era able to claim such accomplishment.

Congrats Mimi!


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  1. Fancy BISH October 10, 2019

    Queen Of Christmas ? ? ⛄️ ❄️ ??

  2. taustin13 October 10, 2019

    Queen of Accomplishments, Pure Sales, and Longevity.

  3. Deyzz October 10, 2019

    I think Vanessa Williams Xmas CD is the best!

    • Miss salt gawl October 10, 2019

      And you felt the need to say that because? If you like it so much go listen to it. We don’t care sis.

    • Kurtz October 11, 2019

      Oh she has a Christmas cd
      I thought she was an actress or whatever

      No for real I know she sang didn’t she do the gravy advert song. Save the best till last

  4. Fancy BISH October 10, 2019

    Listening to the Always Be My Baby JD Remix in celebration of Mimi dahhhlings…and this should let everybody know how Barbra Streisand slayed the game! ??

  5. Lmfao_Hoe October 10, 2019

    Respect to those other ladies but Mariah is based strongly on the mere fact of PURE SELLS not streams ??

  6. Thanos of Titan October 11, 2019

    By far, the hottest Christmas track of all time! I’m getting excited for Christmas just to play this song!

  7. china October 11, 2019

    Mariah Carey needs to release one more great Album and Beat Babs and then she will be Crowned the Best Selling Female Artist in History. Vannessa Williams Xmas CD is great also but she has NO vocal moments on it. It’s just well produced and classic. Mariah’s vocals on the Xmas CD are Legendary. Pure Bliss

  8. Kevon October 11, 2019

    I dont like mariah all because of her diva behavior.. but I love her oh holy night …I’ll forever love that song and so many other songs she song

  9. OOPS October 11, 2019

    Shows the power of Babs and Mariah. The digital era can produce 100 million downloads without reaching #1… OOPS

  10. Max October 15, 2019

    Mariah’s RIAA total is actually wrong especially if you tally her individual albums from the RIAA website. She’s tied with Barbra Streisand at 68.5M

    Breakdown in millions:
    three gold albums (1.5)
    three platinum albums (3.0)
    multiplatinum albums (9 + 6 + 6 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 2 = 44.0
    two diamond album (20.0)

    Total: 1.5 + 3.0 + 44.0 + 20.0 = 68.5

    Why did RIAA shave off 2.0 M? Unless certification of EP albums count as 0.5M of LP?

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