Monday, April 22, 2024

Watch Mariah Carey Promote Her Xmas Song on Jimmy Kimmel — She Needs To, She Hasn’t Sold Records All Year


Mariah Carey was back last night on Jimmy Kimmel cheerfully promoting her annual Christmas assault.

Mariah’s song — which was written by Walter Afanasieff — something she omits from the story — is her cash cow.

This year to date, Mariah has sold just 47,410 albums and singles in CDs and downloads. Her total is up around 650,000 — but that’s almost all streaming, which doesn’t keep a girl in tiaras!

So Christmas has become a big business for Carey. She brings back her hit record, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and goes on a short tour where she can bounce around in a Santa suit and spread tinsel over the town.

Last night Kimmel asked her if she knew there was a new Beatles record out. She did not. He also alluded to the fact that Mariah had made the audience wait a long time before she arrived. There was a discussion about her famous lateness to all events. Kimmel said he’d gotten very friendly with the audience until Mariah finally showed up.

Mariah did the whole Diva thing, and her fans no doubt ate it up.

When she got Afanasieff to write “All I Want” that was the genius move. It will serve Mariah and her children well into the century, and then some!

PS Mariah did not sing on Kimmel, because that takes a village to put together. I was instead gripped by Allison Russell, who should have been a major star already. She was amazing. Watch below. This woman is incredibly talented!

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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