RIAA: Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ Becomes the First Ever Diamond-Certified Holiday Single

Published: Saturday 4th Dec 2021 by Rashad

The same day “Queen of Christmas” Mariah Carey reigned over Apple TV+ with the release of her new holiday special, ‘Mariah’s Christmas: the Magic Continues’ (click here to see the trailer), her perennial hit, ‘All I Want For Christmas,’ was crowned the 68th single in the history of recorded music to be certified Diamond!

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On December 3, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took to press to announce Carey’s ‘Christmas’ classic had met its threshold for Diamond certification – meaning the tune has sold the equivalence of 10 million copies in the United States alone.

While the measure comes as a personal milestone for Mariah as it’s the first number from her iconic catalog to reach the certification status, it’s a milestone for RIAA history books as well because ‘Christmas’ is the first holiday single to sell as much since the organization began certifying music sales in 1952.

What’s more, the song’s parent album – 1994’s ‘Merry Christmas’ – isn’t too far behind as it currently sits at 8x Platinum (a note signifying 8 million sold in the U.S.).

Look below to see how MC responded to the news.

“The continued love for my song never ceases to amaze me and fill my heart with a multitude of emotions,” the singer, 52, said in a press release. “It blows my mind that ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ has endured different eras of the music industry. The RIAA DIAMOND award?! Wowww! I’m so fortunate to have the greatest fans on Earth, my Lambily, who continue to support my legacy. I love you.”

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  1. True Tea December 4, 2021

    Wow Congrats!!!!

    Funny how this song wasn’t even this popular during it’s orginial release but has now become her highest selling single to date.

    • Gag On That December 4, 2021

      Due to streams counting now

      • True Tea December 4, 2021

        Yes but the original 1994 video is nearing 1B views on YouTube whereas her biggest hits are between 200-400M views. “All I Want” is going to be her 1st video to reach 1B on YouTube.

    • Zion December 4, 2021

      People brought the album

  2. Josh L December 4, 2021

    Congrats to her. She’s a well-deserving legend!

  3. Dc December 4, 2021

    Took 30 years but ok lol

    • Truth December 4, 2021

      That’s called achievement boo!

      No matter how you try miserably to put a negative spin on it

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 December 4, 2021

      Cardi will never sell even CLOSE to Mariah’s worldwide pure sales of albums. Music Box 32million ww sales, for example. Cardi – 100k pure sales in 4 years. Stick that up your ashy axe gash cûntt you bïttch

  4. Adele and Mariah Fan December 4, 2021

    Finally!! Well deserved!!

  5. TheOriginalUgghh December 4, 2021

    This article was terribly written. Who ever drafted this needs to read their shït multiple time before posting.

    Congrats, Mariah!

  6. James December 4, 2021

    Wow this is great. Congrats to Mariah!! One of my favorite Christmas songs.

  7. Shayla Queen™ 👑 December 4, 2021

    Lamb 4 Life ❤️

  8. December 4, 2021

    Everyone is flaunting their Diamonds now, but I like the more organic ones that take real-time like Mariah and Nicki and others. before this payola and bots nonsense.

    • akathexfactor December 4, 2021


  9. Urban MILF December 4, 2021

    Miss U Most reigns but 🍻 dahlin’

  10. Mariah, Adele, Olivia & Dua Lipa Fan December 4, 2021

    Congratulations to Mariah well deserved!! Love it!! ❤️❤️
    Congratulations to Adele the biggest debut sales of 2021!! 🔥🔥
    Congratulations to Dua for having the #1 song of 2021 !! 🏆🏆
    Congratulations Olivia on her breakout year with SOUR !!🎉🎉
    So many WINS !!

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