Sunday, September 19, 2010


Mariah Carey's 1994 album 'Merry Christmas' remains one of the biggest selling seasonal albums of all time, with more than 12 million copies sold throughout the world. And in the 16 years since, we've not really been able to pop down to the local shopping centre come the twelve days of Christmas without hearing at least one of the tracks from it blaring across the PA system. So this year, Mariah is hoping that she can replicate the success of the original album with 'Merry Christmas II You', due into stores in late October.
The singer gave us all a hint of what to expect (pictured) on her official website late yesterday.
The album is reported to include six new songs, along with a remix of her 1994 hit 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.
Given its November 02 US instore date, it's anticipated it'll be hitting the shops down under on Friday October 29.

UPDATE : Monday September 20 - Universal's release schedule has the album dropping locally on Friday November 05.


MariahDownUnder - Mariah Carey Australia said...

Great post auspOp! While we also expected a late October release, Universal Australia have told that Aussie's will get the album on November 5th (a few days after the US, instead of before). That is, unless it's been brought forward?

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I hope it's good, but it'll be hard to replicate the success of the first one.
People tend to laugh at her first Xmas album but the figures speak for themselves.
Wonder if there'll be another future classic...

auspOp said...

Hey Anonymous,

We just hope that it stays true to the superb gospel style of the original version and doesn't go in this R&B hip hop direction Mariah seems hell-bent on staying in.
The first Christmas album was great.

(And thanks to the team at MariahDownUnder... We'll try and find out from Universal when it's going to drop officially...)

The auspOp team

auspOp said...

And checked.
It IS November 05.

MariahDownUnder said...

Thanks for confirming that auspOp! We're so excited for this album. Don't worry, there's "no R&B/hip-hop" involved in this one. It's pure pop/gospel. She's actually working with Marc Shaiman, who wrote the music of the 'Hairspray' musical - so it should be great :) Thanks again!

auspOp said...

Thanks MariahDownUnder...

Do we dare say... 'Hallelujah'!?

The auspOp team

Anonymous said...

So, the official cover is out now, and it is beyond awful. So disappointing. Even this promo poster you have psted is far superior. Oh well, let's hope for some goodies on the inside to make up for the outside!!