Mariah Carey is continuing to make history.
A few weeks ago, we reported that Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” reached number one 25 years after its release. That historical achievement made Carey the first person in history to have a number one single in four separate decades (90s, 00s, 10s, and 20s).
According to Billboard, “‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ spends a third week atop the latest Hot 100, dated Jan. 4, 2020, having first led the charts dated Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, 2019. The song, originally released in 1994, became Carey’s 19th No. 1, after she earned 14 leaders in the 1990s and four in the 2000s.”
“All I Want for Christmas” is the eighth song with at least 72.2 million U.S. streams in a single week. Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, holds the record, with 143 million,” according to Billboard.
The holiday classic was originally released in 1994 on Carey’s Merry Christmas album. Last year, the song peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 charts. According to Billboard, the song is the second holiday No. 1 ever on the Hot 100, joining The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song.” The song put Carey just one No. 1 shy of The Beatles’ record of 20. Other acts with the most Hot 100 No. 1’s are Rihanna with 14, Michael Jackson with 13, and Madonna and The Supremes with 12 each. Carey collects her record-extending 80th total week at No. 1 on the Hot 100. The top acts who’ve spent the most weeks after her are Rihanna (60), The Beatles (59), Boyz II Men (50) and Drake (49).
Carey recently released an all new version of her “All I Want For Christmas Is You” video, featuring previously-unreleased footage. “Kicking off the festivities with a brand new video cut for All I Want For Christmas Is You (Unreleased Video Footage) ...hope you like it!!! #MerryChristmas25,” she tweeted.
Congratulations to Mariah Carey on her huge accomplishment.