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!
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.”