Darlene Love shows sell out after Mariah Carey calls her ‘Queen Of Christmas’
Mariah Carey is spreading the love this holiday season.
The “All I Want for Christmas is You” singer helped Darlene Love sell out a string of concerts after raving about her on Instagram.
Love’s rep, Lee Evans, shared that Carey’s effusive words helped Love sell out all 11 of her holiday shows, TMZ reported.
Earlier this month, Spotify asked Carey why she decided to include Love’s classic song, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on her holiday album. Carey then gave a huge shout to 81-year-old Love.
“I listened to that song every year, like every year and it was an homage to Darlene Love, the Queen of Christmas, Darlene Love, that we love!” Carey, 52, gushed. “We live for her, she can have that title forever, like we love that song.”
The Grammy winner went on to explain that she adores the “Wall of Sound” created by the song’s producer, Phil Spector.
“The ‘Wall of Sound,’ that Phil Spector moment,” she continued. “As a musician, as a producer, as a writer, you know my respect for that particular Christmas song is so massive.”
Evans shared that although Love hasn’t spoken to Carey personally since the online chatter of who holds the “Queen of Christmas” title began, Love is thrilled by the praise.
Love performed the classic holiday tune for many years on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” who said that her annual performance was his favorite part of Christmas and even dubbed her the “Christmas Queen.”
She also sang backup for U2’s remake of the song in 1987.
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