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Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You' tops Billboard

06/12/2022

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You' tops BillboardThe holiday season's Christmas song list won't be complete without Mariah Carey's chart-topping All I Want For Christmas Is You'!

by Mxolisi Simaga

06-12-2022 16:45

in Lifestyle

Mariah Carey performs All I Want For Christmas Is You'. Image. Instagram @mariahcarey

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You climbed to No 1 one on Billboard Global 200 Chart, a chart launched in 2020 ranking songs based on streaming and sales activity globally.

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Billboard reports that All I Want for Christmas Is You jingled from No 5 to No 1 with 64.5 million streams dating 25 November to 1 December.

ALSO READ: All I Want for Christmas Is You': Mariah Carey sued for R310m over festive hit

The holiday classic is leading the chart early this year, dated 10 December, compared to the previous two years when it peaked on 18 and 19 December.

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.@MariahCarey performing All I Want For Christmas Is You at an event for Mo t & Chandon tonight in NYC. pic.twitter.com/ssOD5cK3KK

Mariah Carey's Legacy (Fan Page) (@MariahLegacy) December 6, 2022

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU': BILLBOARD CHART-TOPPER Carey's quintessential pop song originally released in 1994, re-entered the Billboard Hot100 chart dating 26 November at No 25.

Despite being released on Carey's Merry Christmas album in 1994, the song became popular over the years. It reached the top 10 for the first time in 1997 on the Hot 100. Fast-forward to 2019, the song reached No 1 on the Hot 100 for three weeks.

ALSO READ: Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You' tops UK charts after 26 years

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The following year, the Christmas anthem took the No 2 spot and returned to No 1 in 2021 for a total of six weeks, becoming the first song in the Hot 100 to lead in its district chart runs.

According to People, the Lamb Queen became the first artist to top the charts in four separate decades.

All I want for Christmas Is You made history in 2021 when it became the first-holiday song to earn a The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Diamond Award. RIAA certified the 1994 track diamond status for selling over 10 million copies in the United States.

FACTS ABOUT THE XMAS CLASSIC Cosmopolitan reveals everything you need to know about Mariah Carey's Christmas anthem

Mariah Carey co-wrote the song with Walter Afanasieff in about 15 minutes. Afanasieff attributes the success of the song to the speed at which they wrote it.

The lamb queen became the first artist to top the charts in four separate decades.

Mariah won three Guinness World Records for the song;

Highest charting holiday song on the billboard US hot100

Most-streamed song on Spotify in 24 hours

Top10 chart for Christmas song

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