Watch Mariah Carey perform “The Distance” and talk Glitter’s chart comeback on Fallon

Mariah Carey stopped by The Tonight Show on Friday to celebrate the release of her new album Caution, talk about the comeback of the 17-year-old Glitter soundtrack, and take the stage with Ty Dolla $ign.


Carey, who performed new album cut “The Distance”, breezed through the first few verses before being joined on stage by the track’s featured artist, Ty Dolla $ign. The icon – and undisputed Queen of the Holidays – would later sit down with Fallon to talk about the right time to start listening to “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, among other favorites. “I have this rule where I try to get through Thanksgiving,” Carey said. “I don’t like when people rush it, because once I start I don’t stop until after New Year’s.”

Most recently, a #JusticeForGlitter hashtag started up on social media, which helped push the film’s soundtrack to the top spot on iTunes, which Carey also talked about.

“Actually #JusticeForGlitter was directed at me because I never do songs from that soundtrack,” she explained. “It was a tough time when it came out, it was a whole thing, a drama I don’t want to get into because it will change the mood… The fact that Glitter even came back is a thing, it’s a thing.”

Watch the performance above, and the full interview below.

Thumbnail image via Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images.


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