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The 23-year-old single has been a holiday staple all over the globe since its release in 1994, but it’s never made it past the no. 11 spot, surprisingly, until now. With services like Spotify and YouTube adding streaming numbers to the song’s plentiful radio plays, it seems like Carey’s Christmas audience is only growing over time.
The achievement gives Carey her 28th Hot 100 Top 10, making for a tie with Stevie Wonder for the fifth-most Hot 100 top 10s in the chart’s history. Carey is behind only Madonna, The Beatles, Rihanna, and Michael Jackson at this point (though Madonna’s lead is strong with a staggering 38 Hot 100 Top 10 singles).
Carey told Billboard that the achievement has been equally humbling and exciting for her.
“As a songwriter, I feel so honored to have this song reach Billboard’s [Hot 100] top 10 for the first time,” she said. “I honestly never thought we’d be talking about this happening, but I’m so thankful to everyone who embraces this song as part of their holiday tradition.”
“It truly warms my heart, and I am proud of this song that I wrote basically as a kid on my little Casio keyboard.”
Earlier this month, “All I Want for Christmas is You” had already started eating up the holiday charts on Spotify and YouTube. The singer shared some early stats on her Instagram Dec. 6:
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I'm so grateful and still overwhelmed by the success of this song. Thank you to all my fans around the world for your continued love and support every year! Excited to bring my "All I Want For Christmas Is You" show to Europe this year 🎄🎅🏼🎁💝💝💝 #AIWFCIY #ChristmasWithMariah #Lambily
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At this point, December is Mariah’s season. Christmas just happens to fall within it.
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.