The air is certainly familiar to you. “I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need”: for the holiday season, you heard this song on the radio or in stores. Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is a timeless hit. The proof ? Every year it tops the charts. Twenty-six years later, the magic still operates. The song was the most streamed in the world this weekend, with over 12 million downloads on Saturday and Sunday, on the Spotify platform.
How much did All I Want for Christmas is You make for Mariah Carey? It is estimated that more than 16 million copies have passed since 1994. According to the British weekly magazine The Economist, in a quarter of a century, the song has brought in some 60 million dollars, or 55 million euros, to Mariah Carey . A nice jackpot!
A duet with a famous singer
Such a success that Mariah Carey released two remastered versions of her hit. A first in 2011, with Justin Bieber. The Canadian released his Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, the same year. A “super festive” version in which the singer meets Mariah Carey in a store. Immediately, the magic of Christmas operates!
She breaks her image
In 2019, Mariah Carey wants to break with her image of the perfect girl. In her clip released in 1994, the singer was then 24 years old and having fun in the snow with Santa Claus in a ski suit. Twenty-five years later, it is in an ultra-tight Mother Christmas jumpsuit that she does the show surrounded by her dancers. Nothing is too good for the magic of Christmas!
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