Can you believe this year marks the first time that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey topped the Billboard US Hot 100?
While it’s common for some songs to top the charts years after its release, “All I Want For Christmas” is a whole different story— it topped the said chart 25 years after its release.
Last November, Carey was also presented a Guinness World Records title for the iconic hit: “All I Want for Christmas” is officially the highest-charting holiday song on the Billboard US Hot 100 by a solo artist. The plaque was given at the 25th anniversary celebration of the song’s initial release, which made it even more special.
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Thank you so much Guinness World Records for honoring me with three records in the 2020 book! Michael from @guinnessworldrecords presented me with a certificate on stage, so naturally, I asked him to join us for the #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou finale! 😉🎅💝 📸 Denise Truscello
The iconic song has also achieved many other feats, including Guinness World Records titles for most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (by a female artist), after being streamed 10,819,009 times in December 2019, and most number of weeks spent in the UK Singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song at 20 weeks.
“All I Want For Christmas” is also part of Carey’s re-released “Merry Christmas Album,” which is a special holiday deluxe edition of the original 1994 release.
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