Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber, Fetty Wap, and The Weeknd are the year’s undoubted success stories. Alongside Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift‘s 2014 offerings, the quintet have dominated the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 and ultimately kept the music industry afloat with their respective releases. But, as has been the case for some 20 years now, when the year nears its end, one name makes its way back to the forefront of charts – Mariah Carey.
Carey, a monarch of many musical things, is the uncontested queen of Christmas. As if tightening her already taut grip on the record for “best selling holiday album by a female artist” isn’t enough (as her 1994 release, ‘Merry Christmas,’ has been certified platinum 5x times over in the U.S. alone), the album’s most memorable release – ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – holds the record for the most downloaded holiday tune of all time. Standing as her most successful international single to date, ‘All I Want’ sits pretty as the 12th best-selling single of all time.
From the looks of things that record will be unbothered for quite some time. For, as of this week, the song reached its Hot 100 peak…over 20 years after its release. Tuck in below to find out where it landed and get your weekly Hot 100 chart check here: