Shaun's Music Minute 3-22-17

Mariah Carey’s Christmas Classic Being Turned Into An Animated Movie              

It’s hard to get through the holiday season without hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” about a thousand times, and next year you’ll also be seeing it as well.

The singer announced on Twitter that the popular Christmas song is being turned into an animated movie. Carey will narrate the film, which will be based on her 2015 children's book of the same name. 

Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes and Keiko Agena are on board to voice characters in the film with 14-year-old actress Breanna Yde taking on the role of young Mariah.

So far there’s no word on when exactly the flick will hit theaters, although the trailer does promise it will be out “Holiday 2017.”

Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” Passes One Million In Sales In The UK              

There’s no doubt Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” is selling like gangbusters here in the U.S. but it’s doing even better in the UK. In fact, in just 16 days in release the album has already passed the one million sales mark.

As of Monday, “Divide” surpassed 1.07-million in combined sales (physical, digital and streaming equivalent), and is easily at number one on the album chart, where it’s expected to remain next week. 

But that’s not all, Ed currently holds the top three spots on the UK singles chart, with “Shape of You” at one, “Galway Girl” at two, and “Castle on the Hill” at three. In total, he actually has nine songs from the album in the Top 20 and 16 in the Top 50.

Bee Gees Celebration Airing Next Month              

The Bee Gees tribute that was filmed a few days after last month’s GRAMMY Awards finally has an air date. “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees” is set to air April 16th on CBS. 

The special celebrates the 40th anniversary of the “Saturday Night Fever” and features performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Andra Day, Jason Derulo, Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Pentatonix, Thomas Rhett, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder and many more.

It will also feature a performance by surviving Bee Gees member Barry Gibb, who'll perform hits from the GRAMMY-winning movie soundtrack.

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