It's a great era for movie soundtracks: A Star Is Born, Mamma Mia 2, Bohemian Rhapsody. Also, Mariah Carey's vastly underrated 2001 musical drama Glitter!
The Glitter soundtrack is currently number three on the iTunes soundtracks chart, thanks to a campaign by Carey's dedicated fan base — otherwise known as her lambs, or lambily. And it's about time. The movie was critically panned back in 2001 (we're talking seven percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and bombed upon release. Some speculate it fell victim to the curse of being released in the immediate wake of 9/11, while I personally think the world just wasn't ready.
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Carey distanced herself from Glitter back in the early 2000s, but these days she's thrilled to see her fanbase re-embrace the movie. On Twitter this morning she officially endorsed the #JusticeForGlitter campaign.
The soundtrack is discounted for US customers, priced at a bargain $4.99. But sales are increasing in other countries, too — Glitter is currently charting in Italy, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
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