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Mariah Carey & Legacy Recordings Celebrate 2009 Holiday Season With New Dance Mix of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

Sony Music Entertainment - 11/24/2009

Mariah Carey and Legacy Recordings are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Mariah's contemporary yuletide classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with the digital release of brand new dance mixes of the track, executive produced by Mariah Carey and remixed by Low Sunday (Ron Haney, Bart Schoudel and Joey Arbagey), available through all major digital music providers on November 23, 2009.

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New holiday ringtones of Mariah's Dance Mix of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" will be available on Tuesday, November 24, 2009.

"All I Want For Christmas Is You," has been America's #1 holiday ringtone for the past three consecutive holiday seasons (2006, 2007, 2008), reaching cumulative sales of more than 1.6 million copies. The top-selling seasonal ringtone of all-time, Mariah's holiday gem became the very first seasonal Mastertone to be awarded an RIAA certification in 2006 and was awarded an RIAA platinum certification in 2007. The song has hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Recurrents chart every year from 2005 - 2008.

A perennial radio and record chart-topper each holiday season since its original release in 1994, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff. Sasha Frere-Jones, writing in The New Yorker (April 3, 2006), heralded the song as "...one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon...."

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" was first heard as a key track on Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas album. Originally released in 1994, Merry Christmas has gone on to become one of the top-selling holiday collections of all time, selling more than 12 million copies worldwide while earning 5x platinum certification from the RIAA.

  Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah's New Dance Mix)

  --  All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah's New Dance Mix) - 4:58
  --  All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah's New Dance Mix Radio Edit) -
      3:35
  --  All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah's New Dance Mix Extended
      Version) - 6:42

  About Legacy Recordings

The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment's catalog division, produces and maintains the world's foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, hip-hop, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.

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CONTACT: Tom Cording, Legacy Recordings, New York, +1-212-833-4448;
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