Carey Leads This Season’s Inaugural Billboard Holiday Songs Chart

It appears that Americans wouldn’t ring in the holiday season without Mariah Carey

The annual Billboard Holiday Songs chart has returned this week, with the 42-year-old part-Venezuelan singer’s 1994 instaclassic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” topping the inaugural chart this season.

Mariah Carey

Carey’s Christmas carol led the list for four of the five weeks in which the tally was tabulated a year ago.

This week, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” managed to log 20 million in radio audience in the current chart’s tracking week, ranking at No. 6 on the Holiday Airplay ranking. Meanwhile, the song rules the Holiday Digital Songs chart with 27,000 downloads sold (up 112%).

Meanwhile, Jose Feliciano‘s bilingual classic “Feliz Navidad” ranks at No. 8 on this week’s Holiday Songs chart.

The Holiday Songs chart ranks the most popular seasonal songs, according to all-format audience impressions measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by BDS.

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