Mariah Carey has done it!
25 years after the release of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ Billboard has unwrapped confirmation that the holiday classic has become the diva’s historic 19th #1 single.
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Recent years have seen the song scale to new heights thanks to seismic sales and streams, with 2018 bringing a new peak of #3. A position the track returned to this week.
Now, this week, it’s jumped two spots to #1 fuelled by 45.6 million streams, 27,000 downloads, and a multi-format radio audience of 34.4 million.
A phenomenal feat, ‘All I Want’s crowning moment sees Carey net her first Hot 100 chart-topper since 2008’s ‘Touch My Body.’
Check Out These Impressive Mariah x ‘All I Want’ Stats:
* First solo artist to have 19 #1 singles on the Hot 100.
* First holiday single by a recording artist to go to #1.
* Unprecedented Feat: one of the first songs in history to have its first run at #1 25 years after its release.
* Carey joins elite list of artists to have landed #1s in three separate decades. On said tally are the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson.
* At 49 years young, Mimi has the distinct honor of being the oldest female this century to score a #1 single. Among solo female acts, the all-time record is currently held by Cher, who topped the tally with comeback bop ‘Believe’ in 1999 (at 52 years old).
* ‘All I Want’s chart-topping success means the songbird has written 18 of her 19 #1s.
A huge and heartfelt congratulations to Mariah! Christmas has indeed come early.
This is the definition of deserved and adds to legacy that is one of the most legendary in music history.
Congrats also to Team MC, who’ve mounted a highly impressive campaign for the 25th anniversary of the song and its parent album ‘Merry Christmas.’