Mariah Carey Celebrates “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Returning to No. 1 Spot for a 12th Week
Mariah Carey’s holiday juggernaut “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has once again hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking its 12th week at the top of the chart.
Per Billboard, the signature holiday track now leads for a fourth week, the most over any previous holiday season since it began topping the charts in December 2019. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” also serves as the second-holiday hit to reign the chart for four consecutive weeks and the first in 64 years since “The Chipmunk Song” did it in December 1958.
In a celebratory post on Twitter, Mariah Carey wished her 21 million followers a happy new year and reposted a tweeted quote from Lady Gaga which read, “I can’t stop crying. We did it kids.”
“Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Happy New Year!!!!!” Carey wrote alongside a plethora of emoji’s.
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Happy New Year!!!!! 🎉🎁🐑🐑🐑🤯💋💃🥂❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/HWJNPavF1p pic.twitter.com/QsnlaONIxm
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 4, 2023
While Mariah Carey’s record-breaking run is cause for major celebration, the Grammy Award-winning singer won’t be able to capitalize on the success as much as she’d like. In November, a court rejected her attempt to trademark the moniker “Queen of Christmas,” which Carey was hoping to use to sell lotions, perfume, clothing, face masks, and music among other items.
A press release from Christmas music artist Elizabeth Chan chastised Carey’s filing, which also sought to trademark the names “Princess Christmas” and “QOC.” Chan, who has openly protested Mariah’s petitions, referred to herself as “the world’s only full-time Christmas music recording artist,” who has also gone by the “Queen of Christmas” moniker “for years.”
“Christmas is a season of giving, not the season of taking, and it is wrong for an individual to attempt to own and monopolize a nickname like Queen of Christmas for the purposes of abject materialism,” Chan said in her statement. “As an independent artist and small business owner, my life’s work is to bring people together for the holiday season, which is how I came to be called the Queen of Christmas. I wear that title as a badge of honor and with full knowledge that it will be—and should be—bestowed on others in the future.”
While the court ultimately sided with Chan, Carey still released her own holiday picture book this year titled The Christmas Princess, which follows a character named Little Mariah.
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