Superstar Mariah Carey‘s Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has received diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, becoming the first and only holiday single to receive the Diamond Award.
In a celebratory tweet, Carey wrote, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” along with diamond and heart emoji. She also posted pictures of her with the Diamond Award from the RIAA for 10 million in sales and streams for the holiday smash hit.
“The continued love for my song never ceases to amaze me and fill my heart with a multitude of emotions,” Carey 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.”
“Mariah is the Queen of Christmas,” said President of the Commercial Music Group at Sony Music Entertainment, Richard Story. “Her Sony Music family congratulates her on breaking yet another record, and continuing to make history as the first and only artist to achieve this incredible milestone.”
Recorded in August 1994 at The Hit Factory in New York, “All I Want for Christmas is You” was originally released in October 1994 as the first single from Mariah’s Merry Christmas album.
Billboard recently named the song as No. 1 on their Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs list. The song first cracked the Top 10 of the Hot 100 in December 2017. In December 2019, 25 years after its original release, the song became the second holiday single ever to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, breaking the record for longest span from release date to the top spot.
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