In a new interview with Billboard, Mariah Carey opens up about her 1994 Christmas Album, Merry Christmas and talks about one of the most iconic Christmas songs that we’ve ever heard, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’.



Mariah began her career in 1990 and by 1994, she already had three chart-topping albums under her belt.  Music Box, which was released in 1993, became the best selling album of all time.  And when 1994 came around and producers approached Mariah about the idea of a Christmas album, Mariah was not feeling the idea at all,  “I felt like it was a little bit too early in my career to be doing a Christmas album. And then — I decided to do it.”

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Mariah says, “The crazy thing about it is, every year it tends to increase in popularity [All I Want For Christmas Is You].”  The hit song is the most downloaded holiday song, which has 3.2 million hits to be exact.  The album also released ‘Feliz Navidad’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock’.

In addition to her annual Christmas concerts, this year Mariah will not only release a line of treats and holiday cookies but she also has an animated holiday movie coming out, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. Mariah not only narrates in the movie but she also produces.  According to Billboard, “The movie features Young Mariah in search of the perfect holiday puppy, and is based on her 2015 children’s book of the same name.”



As for her annual holiday concerts, this year Mariah will head overseas for the first time, performing in Paris, Manchester and London.  “It’s the first time we’re taking the show from the Beacon Theatre.  It’s an intimate evening,” says Mariah who normally performs in her hometown of NYC.


And when it comes to her fans who are still in love with her very famous Christmas tune, Mariah says, “I’m very thankful that people seem to still have an attachment to it.  It makes me feel good when people tell me that it’s part of their lives.  This song just continues to surprise me.”

Mariah continues to amaze us.  She has a new Christmas ballad out right now called ‘The Star’, which is the title track of her animated film and she also wrote it!  She says that she’ll soon be back in studio for a brand new album, not a Christmas album, of course.  She says that the album will be released in April of 2018 and her secret of her longevity, “Great music is the most important thing, in my opinion.”

…She’s only been in the music business for 25 years now, right?







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