Mariah Carey Admits 'Glitter' Is 'A Good Album'
Mariah Carey on Friday addressed the recent fan campaign that made her 2001 soundtrack album Glitter briefly hit the top of the U.S. iTunes album chart.
“The fact that Glitter even came back is a thing, it’s a thing,” the pop superstar said of the #JusticeForGlitter movement, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“Whoever thought it was going to get to No. 1 … all these years later? But it is a good album and the fans made it happen.”
Carey said she “never” performs songs from Glitter, the soundtrack to the famous movie flop that she said “almost ruined my life.”
The movie, which was largely shot in Toronto in 2000, grossed a paltry $5.3 million at the box office worldwide. At the Razzies, Carey was named Worst Actress.
“It was a tough time when it came out,” Carey told Fallon. “It was a whole thing, it was a drama I don’t want to get into.”
The Glitter soundtrack came out Sept. 11, 2001 – the day of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. – and the movie opened on Sept. 21.
On Wednesday night, propelled by #JusticeForGlitter, the album hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in the U.S. By Monday morning it had fallen out of the Top 20.