Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Is World's First Double Platinum Holiday Ringtone
Sony Music Entertainment - 12/17/2009
Mariah Carey's contemporary yuletide classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You," already the best-selling holiday ringtone of all time, has now become the first seasonal ringtone to cross the RIAA Double Platinum mark in recognition of sales of more than two million units.
"Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' has become one of the essential musical hallmarks of the holiday season and continues to set records each year," said Adam Block, GM/VP, Legacy Recordings. "Legacy is proud to be part of the ongoing success of this holiday classic."
Mariah Carey and Legacy Recordings are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the original release of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with the digital release of brand new full-length dance mixes of the track, executive produced by Mariah Carey and remixed by Low Sunday (Ron Haney, Bart Schoudel and Joey Arbagey), available for purchase now through all major digital music providers and all US wireless carriers.
Fans wanting to order the "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (Original) ringtone directly may text MARIAH1 to 66555 from a mobile device. ($2.99/tone | Not a Subscription | Opt Out: text STOP to 66555)*
New holiday ringtones of Mariah's 2009 Dance Mix of "All I Want For Christmas Is You" were made available on Tuesday, November 24.
"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 prior to this year. 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 every holiday season since its original release in 1994, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff and is currently the most popular holiday track on America's seasonal radio playlists.
"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's original "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is available on iTunes.
Fans looking for Merry Christmas and other Mariah Carey titles may visit www.legacyrecordings.com/artists/mariah-carey
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...."
Mariah fans can hear a personal holiday greeting from the artist at 917-388-9223.
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