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#JusticeForGlitter: “Mariah Carey did more for music with the soundtrack to Glitter than The Beatles ever did during their respective careers.”
Mariah Carey‘s 2001 album, Glitter saw a sudden surge in streaming this week, topping the iTunes albums chart Thursday.
As the album steadily re-surfaced on the charts last night, Carey tweeted, “Not sure what’s happening but I love it!”
The artist posted a statement on Thursday, thanking fans writing, “I have to dedicate today’s #tbt to Glitter, which is currently #1 on the iTunes albums chart, 17 years after its release and on the eve of my new album release! My fans are THE BEST.”
The soundtrack to the film Glitter — which Carey also starred in — was released in 2001 to not-so-warm reviews. But hardcore Mariah fans sought to change that narrative with the hashtag #JusticeForGlitter after the legendary singer stopped by Genius for an interview about her songwriting history.
One fan tweeted, “Mariah Carey did more for music with the soundtrack to “Glitter” than The Beatles ever did during their respective careers.”
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 15, 2018
— Glittering Mariah (@glittering_mc) November 14, 2018
Mimi is gearing up to release her 15th studio album Caution this week, which will be followed by a world tour kickstarting in February 2019.
I'm so excited to bring the CAUTION WORLD TOUR to you, starting Feb 2019! ⚠ I can't wait to perform songs from the new album + some of our favorites 💖 HBF Presales begin tomorrow! Public on sale 10/26 @ 10am 🦋🎵 #CAUTION https://t.co/iCGLcnrLHj pic.twitter.com/ABrZ7RBg6N
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 22, 2018
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