“When it first came out, it was more of a gradual thing. It was popular, but it didn’t have what it has now. I feel like people have grown up with the song and it’s become a part of people’s lives in terms of the way they celebrate the holidays. That makes me feel really proud as someone that loves Christmas so much.”
Mariah Carey Reclaims Holiday Crown As “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Tops Billboard Hot 100 For First Time 25 Years
The queen of the Christmas holiday spirit has reclaimed her crown. Legendary singer Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” album has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first time, 25 years after its release.
It’s only the second Christmas song to ever reach the top spot, joining The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song,” which ruled for four weeks in 1958-59, according to reports.
On Monday, Carey took to Twitter to celebrate her new number one adding a few of her signature butterfly emojis. She wrote,
“We did it.”
Originally, Carey released the iconic Christmas album Nov. 1, 1994. The hit single went on to receive a six-time platinum certification from the RIAA. “All I Want For Christmas Is Your,” marking Carey’s 19th No. 1 entry on the chart. The Grammy-award winning singer now holds the most Hot 100 No. 1s by any solo artist ever and the second most Hot 100 No. 1s by any artist.
Carey previously spoke on her song’s success over the last two decades.
As reported, the holiday hit Christmas song, “All I Want for Christmas is You”, may be be popular in the U.S., but it isn’t across the pond. In fact, according to a U.K. poll, the 1994 track is the most annoying holiday song ever.
In the years since its original release, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has been critically acclaimed. It was once called “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon” in The New Yorker. It has become established as a Christmas standard and continues to surge in popularity each holiday season.