Mariah Carey sprung a surprise on fans by honoring the much-demanded release of 2001 album ‘Glitter’ on streaming services.
As widely known, the project – which was an album soundtrack for its like-titled movie – was initially released on September 11th 2001.
A combination of national panic, poor reviews of the film, and disproportionate critique saw the set sink before it could swim.
Its tanking torpedoed Carey’s then groundbreaking deal with Virgin Records and is widely attributed to being one of the core catalysts for her public breakdown.
In the years that the followed, ‘Glitter’ would begin to shine again – as the internet helped audiences became more autonomous with their taste and do-away with the spoon-fed approach of yesteryear.
This birthed the #JusticeForGlitter campaign amongst the star’s fanbase and saw Mimi herself re-embrace the album, regularly performing its songs during her live shows.
Now, almost 20 years since its release, the project has been made available on all streaming services.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the diva purchased the masters herself, with the label attribution on the Spotify’s and co simply reading “© 2001 Mariah.” If so, a boss move!
In any case, we’ve long loved the gems on ‘Glitter’ and hope this wide-release forms part of a bigger salute for its 20th anniversary next year.
Talk about rewriting a narrative! Go Mimi!