This Is Why Mariah Carey's 'Glitter' Is #1 On The iTunes Charts

Nearly 20 years after it was originally released, Mariah Carey's 'Glitter' record is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

The Glitter soundtrack accompanied Carey's debut film of the same name and failed to make much of an impact on the charts when it was released back in 2001.

The record was panned by critics and the musical rom-com performed disappointingly at the box office. Setbacks during the production process also pushed the release date to September 11 -- coinciding with one of the deadliest days in US history.

But the record has remained a sentimental favourite with Carey's fanbase -- her Lambily -- who decided that it was about time Glitter reached its rightful spot in the charts.

Carey's lambs began promoting the hashtag #JusticeForGlitter this week -- urging fans to buy the album that features tracks such as Loverboy and Don't Stop. 

Carey's newest record Caution is released today -- but it's Glitter that's enjoying the limelight, albeit 17 years later.

The once-forgotten record -- which is not available to stream on Spotify or Apple Music -- is now sitting at number one on the iTunes charts.

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Carey reacted in surprise to the album clawing its way up the charts, when it was still sitting at #8.

"Not sure what's happening but I love it!" Carey wrote on Twitter. The lambily is amazing at getting #JusticeForGlitter.

The singer then paid tribute to her fans for helping Glitter make it all the way to the top.

"I have to dedicate today's #tbt to Glitter, which is currently #1 on the iTunes albums chart, 17 years after its release and on the eve of my new album release! My fans are THE BEST," Carey wrote.

Carey's Christmas bop "All I Want For Christmas Is You" regularly pokes its head into the charts but never before has an entire album of hers received such delayed attention.

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