MARIAH CAREY CERTIFIED DIAMOND IN CANADA
THE QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS – MARIAH CAREY
CERTIFIED DIAMOND IN CANADA
(December, 9, 2022 – Toronto, Canada) – Mariah Carey, who will be bringing her live show Merry Christmas to All! to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena December 9 and 11, will be receiving recognition for her juggernaut Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which is now certified Diamond in Canada. This is a spectacular feat for this song, which is part of the Christmas canon and further solidifies Carey’s status as icon and legend.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is on the classic album Merry Christmas, originally released in 1994 by Columbia Records. Merry Christmas has also been certified 3x Platinum in Canada.
In Canada, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” hit the top of the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the first time in 2018; this was Carey’s eleventh #1 song in the country and was the first Christmas song to top the charts. It has been crowned #1 every year since, spending a total of four weeks at the top.
Carey will be presented with a plaque at her Toronto show on December 9.
About Mariah Carey
MARIAH CAREY is an author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer and multiple award-winning artist and songwriter. She is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to-date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (18 of which are self-penned) – more than any solo artist in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific song-writing, and producing talent, Carey is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah is also an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, three Guinness World Record titles, both Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” and “Icon” awards, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” the Ivor Novello Award for “PRS for Music Special International Award,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in song-writing, to name a few.
Carey’s cultural impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. In 2009, Carey was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has selflessly donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Carey founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. In 2020, Mariah’s riveting memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey was recognized as a New York Times #1 bestseller upon release. In 2021 she announced the launch of her foray into the world of spirits with Black Irish – an Irish cream with a name that serves as a playful nod to her family heritage. In 2022, she released her first illustrated fairytale titled The Christmas Princess.