Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Mariah Carey Begins Her Annual Christmas Cash-in Campaign After Selling No Records All Year


Yes, it’s that time of year again. The annual Mariah Carey Christmas cash in campaign.

Mariah is being sued by both siblings for her memoir, published a year ago, called “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.”

According to reports she’s tossed her mom into a senior citizen home in Florida and sold her house.

So it’s time to get warm and fuzzy as Mariah launches the 27th year of her single, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the Phil Spector soundalike co-written by the very forgotten Walter Afanasieff.

Every year, an assault on iTunes begins to get “All I Want” back to the top of the charts. And now streaming, as well. Come, all ye faithful, to the PR onslaught Mariah kicked off last night as Halloween ends and MariahMass begins.

And all this is fairly necessary since, though Mariah is rich rich rich, her annual income is lot lower without the ability to perform in Vegas. And she sells no records during the year, just dribs and drabs of old singles here and there. But not enough to maintain homes and lifestyles.

No, “All I Want for Christmas” is a product, like other holiday baubles, and this is the season of giving. To Mariah.

Merry Xmas! Now we have two months of this cynicism to look forward to!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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