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It’s not even December but we’re already hearing the classic bop that is Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
It was released in 1994 but we’re still feeling its cultural impact today. Just this week, the song was awarded not one, not two, but three Guinness World Records.
The song received the record for highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Hot 100 by a solo artist, the most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (with over 10.8 million streams last December), and most weeks in the UK singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song.
Mariah received the awards herself during her Christmas show at the Colosseum in Las Vegas. She is there for the 2019 All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, which ends in November. It will be followed by more performances in the East Coast of the US.
The song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” was first released in 1994 as the lead single to her first holiday album, Merry Christmas. Since then, it has been played all over the world, with the New Yorker calling it “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon.” As of 2017, Carey has earned $60 million just through royalties.
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