The Mariah Carey Christmas Domination Cannot Be Stopped

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

Mariah Carey’s holiday anthem, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” has reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, marking its unprecedented 13th week at the pinnacle of the chart. The iconic carol’s resurgence highlights its enduring popularity and cements Carey’s status as the reigning queen of Christmas music.

All I Want For Christmas Is You Released In 1994

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It’s been 29 years since Mariah Carey first released the holiday carol on her album Merry Christmas in 1994. Since then, it’s become a holiday staple for Gen X and Millenial holiday enthusiasts and the source of infinite internet memes shared during the holiday season.

The song has become a prominent aspect of Mariah Carey’s brand, particularly with the rise of streaming platforms and their made-for-you festive playlists. Surpassing expectations, Mariah Carey’s Christmas song entered the Hot 100’s top 10 in December 2017 and the top five in the 2018 holiday season.

Since then, it has become a fixture during the festive period, reigning over the charts for a remarkable fifth consecutive holiday season.

Mariah Carey Reacts To The Song’s Lasting Fame

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Mariah Carey expressed her gratitude that her Christmas anthem was at the top of the charts, reflecting on the song’s global influence: “When I wrote [it], I had absolutely no idea the impact the song would eventually have worldwide. I’m so full of gratitude that so many people enjoy it with me every year.”This year, streams, airplay, and sales all played a role in its return to the top spot. During the tracking week, Mariah Carey’s Christmas track garnered 42.2 million streams, a 10 percent increase, boosted by the December 8 premiere of its “Festive Lambs Edition” video. Radio airplay also contributed, with 26.1 million audience impressions, an 8 percent uptick, while sales saw a significant spike, reaching 8,000 downloads, a 68 percent increase.The timing of Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas One and All!” tour, including a show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 9, likely contributed to the heightened interest in the holiday classic.

Maria Carey’s Christmas Milestones

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Notably, Mariah Carey’s “Christmas” has achieved several milestones, including a record-breaking sixth nonconsecutive ascent to No. 1 on the Hot 100. It also marks the first song to top the chart in five distinct runs, with previous reigns in the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 holiday seasons.With this accomplishment, Carey ties Boyz II Men as the only artists with three songs that have topped the Hot 100 for 13 or more weeks each.Mariah Carey’s achievements extend beyond the Hot 100, as “Christmas” concurrently reclaims the No. 1 spot on the Holiday 100 chart, marking its 59th week at the apex. It also reigns supreme on the Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs chart.

More Christmas Favorites Take Over The Hot 100

Following Mariah Carey’s “Christmas,” the top five of the Hot 100 reflects the festive spirit, with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” at No. 2, Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” at No. 3, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” at No. 4, and Burl Ives’ “A Holly Jolly Christmas” at No. 5.

Maria Carey Is Still The Queen Of Christmas

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As Mariah Carey continues to dominate the charts, her legacy as the undisputed queen of Christmas music remains unchallenged. With an unparalleled ability to captivate audiences year after year, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” continues to be an enduring symbol of the holiday season.Source: Billboard