A true icon of the world music scene for several decades now, Mariah Carey revealed herself to the general public in 1990, after releasing her first album, soberly titled Mariah Carey. While her first songs quickly became big hits, the American diva released a Christmas album called Merry Christmas in 1994. The latter consisted of traditional songs, accompanied by an unreleased single, entitled All I Want for Christmas Is You. . In total, this disc has sold 15 million copies worldwide, becoming at the same time one of the most popular Christmas albums of all time. Particularly appreciated by the public, the hit All I Want for Christmas Is You has become over the years a real Christmas hymn.
As proof, it is practically impossible not to hear it at this time of year since its release. Not surprisingly, Mariah Carey harvests a huge jackpot each year, thanks to the copyrights she has as a performer on All I Want for Christmas Is You. According to information released by The Economist on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the singer would receive approximately $ 2.5 million per year thanks to this unique song, during the holiday season. Knowing that All I Want for Christmas Is You was released 28 years ago, Mariah Carey would have earned around $70 million with this single hit. For the record, the musician was pleased that this timeless hit had officially exceeded one billion streams on audio platforms in 2021.
Merry Christmas everybody!!! Did not expect to wake up to this amazing surprise!!!! ❄️ ❤️ https://t.co/Pff4HwGfPo pic.twitter.com/nIJqVQE8Gn
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 25, 2022
Mariah Carey: “I didn’t expect to wake up to this wonderful surprise”
In 2022, All I Want for Christmas Is You once again broke an impressive record. Indeed, the chartdata.org site revealed that Mariah Carey’s favorite hit had been listened to 21.27 million times in the space of 24 hours on Sunday, December 25, 2022, only on the famous audio platform Spotify. “I did not expect to wake up with this magnificent surprise”, wrote the American diva on social networks after learning this magnificent news on Tuesday December 27, 2022. There is no doubt that this incredible record should allow the singer to amass even more copyright money this year. It remains to be seen whether All I Want for Christmas Is You will manage to break even more records over the next few years.
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