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THEY CALL THE WINDFALL MARIAH (HOLIDAY EDITION)

Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Columbia) is the gift that keeps on giving. The song has become the first and only holiday single to receive the RIAA's diamond award (that’s 10 million copies, mind you). The 1994 modern yuletide classic was co-written and co-produced by Carey and longtime collaborator Walter Afanasieff.

Also today (12/3), Apple TV+ offers Carey's second holiday extravaganza, Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues.

"Mariah is the Queen of Christmas," proclaimed Sony Music President of the Commercial Music Group 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."

"Mariah Carey is one of the top gold & platinum-awarded artists of all time, and 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' becoming the only holiday song to achieve diamond is a remarkable milestone forever etched in music history," chortled RIAA boss Mitch Glazier. "Congratulations and happy holidays to Mariah and her amazing Sony team."

Want even more Mariah? On Tuesday (12/7) Sony Pictures Entertainment will make two Carey films, Live at the Tokyo Dome and First Vision, available for purchase and rental for the first time in the U.S. The former captures Carey’s debut concert in Japan in 1996, while First Vision tracks her rise to superstardom with music videos, behind-the-scenes footage and songs from Carey’s 1990 debut showcase at the Tatou Club in midtown Manhattan.

Oh, and don't bogart that eggnog.

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