In an act of pure and heartfelt devotion to their queen, Mariah Carey fans have banded together to send the Glitter soundtrack to the number one spot on the US iTunes charts, a mere 17 years after it was initially released in 2001.
In anticipation of the singer’s new album Caution, which is also out this week, fans began sharing the hashtag #JusticeForGlitter and purchasing it en masse from iTunes, in order to give the underappreciated gem the recognition it truly deserves.
The campaign paid off, and earlier this week, Mariah Carey herself Tweeted out a screenshot of the album sitting in the number one spot. What a time to be alive:
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 15, 2018
Back in the day, Glitter was meant to be Mariah’s big breakthrough into the world of acting, but it had a tough run, thanks in no small part to the fact that the soundtrack was released on September 11, 2001, and the movie itself came out just ten days later.
Glitter copped a critical savaging, a proved to be a major commercial disappointment – to top it all off, the star was hospitalised for a complete “physical and emotional breakdown” in the weeks leading up to its release, and has since said she regrets her involvement in it.
Weirdly enough, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi also played a small part in the film, as a singer named Sylk, who is revealed as a fraud when it’s discovered that Mariah Carey’s character, a backing singer named Billie, actually performs all her parts.
The trailer, embedded below, more or less gives away the entire plot, so if you want an extreme crash course in Glitter, go ahead and check it out: