Mariah Carey continues her global domination during the holiday season…
The 52-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the biggest song in the world, as it tops both the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts dated December 25.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” holds atop the Billboard Global 200, with 81.2 million streams and 14,800 sold (up 6% in each metric) worldwide in the December 10-16 tracking week. The 1994 modern holiday classic topped the chart for four weeks last holiday season and adds its second week at No. 1 this season for its sixth total frame upon the list’s highest bough.
The song returns to No. 1, from No. 2, on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, following its one-week reign last holiday season. It gained by 2% to 48.5 million streams and 5% to 7,300 sold in territories outside the U.S. in the Dec. 10-16 tracking week.
Billboard‘s two global charts, which began in September 2020 and recently marked their first year, rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.
Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.