After 25 Years, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Hits No. 1 On The Billboard Hot 100

BY Harper's BAZAAR U.S. / Dec 17 2019 / 10:42 AM

The song's new spot at the top of the charts is a record-breaking accomplishment for the iconic singer

After 25 Years, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Hits No. 1 On The Billboard Hot 100
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Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this morning, 25 years after its initial release, solidifying the iconic singer’s newfound status as the queen of Christmas. Sorry, Santa.

The instantly infectious Christmas song has been a holiday radio mainstay since its debut in 1994, but unlike most seasonal singles has only grown in popularity during its 25 years of existence. The song’s new spot at the top of the Billboard chart makes it Carey’s 19th number one hit and her first time back at the top of the chart since 2008’s “Touch My Body.”

Carey’s holiday carol’s reigning spot isn’t just another notch on Carey’s Billboard belt, however. In addition to it being Carey’s newest number one hit, the song broke the record for retaining the longest rise to the top of the chart, as well as being the first holiday song to hit number one since “The Chipmunk Song” in 1958, according to Billboard.

She’s also inched closer to tying with The Beatles for obtaining the most number ones atop the Hot 100 chart—the band currently holds the record with 20, though Carey has the most among soloists. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” puts Carey among a handful of artists with Hot 100 number ones within consecutive decades—meaning to have chart-topping hits in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Only Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Usher have also accomplished that feat.

Once the news broke, Carey tweeted out her gratitude and excitement with a simple statement followed by her go-to emoji: the happy crying emoticon, a heart, a lamb signifying her nickname for her dedicated fans, a Christmas tree, and her signature symbol, the butterfly.

“We did it,” she tweeted to her 21 million followers.

That she did.

From Harper's BAZAAR U.S.