Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Mariah Carey Has Two Albums in the iTunes Top 5, Or Does She? Mystery of “Glitter” Ranking Continues


As of midnight, Mariah Carey has two albums in the top 5 on iTunes. One is her new “Caution,” a very good record that debuted at number 4 when it was released.

The other is “Glitter,” from 2001, which has mysteriously infiltrated the iTunes chart for days at number 1. Now it’s number 5.

Nothing explains the “Glitter” revival. Insiders at iTunes are perplexed, too. One theory is that somehow iTunes has been hacked. It’s being checked.

One problem is that Buzz Angle, which counts albums sold, has “Glitter” at just 3,000 copies from last Friday through Wednesday night. If that’s the case, Buzz Angle has “Glitter” at number 28 so far for the week that ended Thursday night. Why has it been number 1 on iTunes? And it has no streaming. “Glitter” isn’t available on Spotify and few physical CD’s still exist.

The mystery continues today…

As for “Caution,” we’ll follow this closely. Mariah’s last album of new material, “Mariah. The Chanteuse” sold just 122,000 after debuting at number 3. “Caution” should do much better.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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