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Mariah Carey : Christmas hit passes 1m sales in the UK
Mariah Carey : Christmas hit passes 1m sales in the UK

Mariah Carey : Christmas hit passes 1m sales in the UK

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas has hit the 1 million sales in the UK, 19 years after it was first released.

According to the Official Charts Company the track crossed the milestone after selling 68,000 copies in 2013.

The American singer said: “Thank you to all of my British fans! Love, Mariah.”

The track reached number two when it was first released in 1994 but was kept off the top spot by East 17’s Stay Another Day.

The BPI’s Gennaro Castaldo said: “Along with CD compilations, downloads and now streaming have helped to give our classic Christmas songs a new lease of life and make them a permanent part of our festive celebrations each year.

“It’s great news, not just for the artists who are kept in royalties and for fans who love them, but also for the wider UK music industry, which benefits from the increasingly important contribution they now make.”

The Christmas Million Sellers
1 Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
2 Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord – Boney M
3 Last Christmas/Everything She Wants – Wham!
4 Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
5 Mary’s Boy Child – Harry Belafonte
5 Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 20
6 Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues FT Kirsty MacColl
7 White Christmas – Bing Crosby With The Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter Orchestra
8 All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Official Digital Christmas Classics – UK’s biggest selling Christmas downloads
1 Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues FT Kirsty MacColl
2 All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
3 Last Christmas/Everything She Wants – Wham!
4 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
5 Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
6 Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
7 Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
8 Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
9 Stay Another Day – East 17
10 Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Table shows the Christmas classics (festive tunes released before the current millennium) which have sold most downloads since Jan 1 2004.




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