Lin-Manuel Miranda Tops Billboard’s Hot 100 Songwriters Chart for First Time in His Career

It’s a songwriting first for Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate tops Billboard’s Hot 100 Songwriters chart dated January 15, reigning as the top songwriter in the U.S. for the first time due to his work on six songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100, all from the new smash Disney animated film Encanto.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Leading his haul is “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which soars from No. 50 to No. 5 on the Hot 100, becoming just the fifth song from a Disney animated film to reach the top five.

It follows Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle’s “A Whole New World” from Aladdin (No. 1, one week, 1993); Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King (No. 4, 1994); Vanessa Williams’ “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas (No. 4, 1994); and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from Frozen (No. 5, 2014).

The song also earns the Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner, among Miranda’s numerous other career honors, his first top 10 on the Hot 100 as a songwriter (or in any capacity).

Here’s a look at all six of Miranda’s writing credits on the current Hot 100. Notably, he is the only credited writer on all six entries.

Rank, Artist Billing, Title
No. 5 (new high), Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”
No. 14 (new high), Jessica Darrow, “Surface Pressure”
No. 62 (debut), Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz & Encanto Cast, “The Family Madrigal”
No. 67 (debut), Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz, “What Else Can I Do?”
No. 82 (debut), Stephanie Beatriz, “Waiting on a Miracle”
No. 83 (debut), Sebastian Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas”

As four of the songs above debut on the latest Hot 100, Miranda has now written 13 Hot 100-charting hits. Prior to Encanto, he penned four Hot 100 entries from the Disney film Moana, two charity singles and a mash-up.

Here are all seven of Miranda’s Hot 100-charting songs, as a writer, outside of Encanto (ranked by peak position):

Peak Position, Artist Billing, Title (co-songwriters in addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda), Peak Year
No. 20, Lin-Manuel Miranda feat. Artists for Puerto Rico, “Almost Like Praying” (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim), 2017
No. 41, Auli’i Cravalho, “How Far I’ll Go,” 2017
No. 49, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt, “Found / Tonight” (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul), 2018
No. 56, Alessia Cara, “How Far I’ll Go,” 2017
No. 65, Dwayne Johnson, “You’re Welcome,” 2017
No. 72, Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Love Make the World Go Round” (Mike Molina, Melody Hernandez, John Mitchell, Nelson Kyle, Marcus Lomax, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Jennifer Lopez), 2016
No. 93, Opetaia Foa’i & Lin-Manuel Miranda, “We Know the Way” (Opetaia Foa’i), 2016

The soundtracks for Miranda’s projects also have successful histories on Billboard‘s charts, with Encanto surging to No. 1 on the latest Billboard 200, up 76% to 72,000 equivalent album units in the tracking week ending January 6, according to MRC Data.

Additionally, Miranda ties at No. 3 on the latest Hot 100 Producers chart with collaborator Mike Elizondo, as the pair co-produced all six Hot 100-charting Encanto hits.

The weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100; plus, genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding “Hot”-named genre charts. As with Billboard’s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

Mariah Carey Continues Reign Atop Billboard Hot 100 with “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

It’s still Christmas for Mariah Carey

The 52-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, even with the latest data tracking week encompassing five days after Christmas (December 24-30).

Mariah CareyThe song, released in 1994, logs its eighth total week atop the Hot 100, after notching three weeks at No. 1 beginning in December 2019, two more starting in December 2020 and now three this holiday season, beginning two weeks ago.

Carey’s track drew 35.4 million U.S. streams (down 25%) and 16.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 49%) and sold 4,900 downloads (down 39%) in the December 24-30 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The carol claims a 15th total week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart (the third-best sum in the list’s history) and drops 6-11 on Digital Song Sales and 13-40 on Radio Songs.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” was first released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in 1994 and its success on the Hot 100 has snowballed in recent years as streaming has grown and holiday music has become more prominent on streaming services’ seasonal playlists.

Carey’s “Christmas” extends its mark for the longest span from a song’s first week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to its latest: two years and 18 days (December 21, 2019-January 8, 2022).

Plus, the latest week atop the Hot 100 for “Christmas” extends Carey’s record for the longest span of an artist ranking at No. 1 on the chart: 31 years, five months and a week, dating to her first week at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 4, 1990, with her debut single “Vision of Love.”

With the track, Carey claims her record-extending 87th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100
87, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
52, Drake
50, Boyz II Men

“Christmas” became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and one away from The Beatles’ overall record 20. It also made Carey the only artist that has ranked at No. 1 on the chart in four distinct decades.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data.

Anitta Signs Global Deal With Sony Music Publishing

Anitta is going global…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer, whose full name is Larissa de Macedo Machado, has inked a worldwide deal with Sony Music Publishing after a breakthrough year on the Billboard charts.

Anitta

Sony Music Publishing, the current leading publisher for the Top Radio Airplay and the Billboard Hot 100 charts, has announced the signing of pop sensation Anitta.

Known across the world for her fusion of latin, radio pop, and Brazilian bale funk, Anitta’s new agreement will see her represented by the publisher across all territories.\

The new deal arrives after a breakthrough year in the U.S. market for the singer, whose songs “Girl From Rio,” featuring DaBaby, and “Faking Love,” featuring Saweetie, both cracked the top 40 on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart in 2021.

In her native Brazil, Anitta reigns as the nation’s highest streamed artist, and she made history this year as the country’s first musical export to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

 

She is also a six-time Latin Grammy nominee and nine time MTV EMA winner.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Becomes First Song to lead Billboard Hot 100 in Four Distinct Years

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Mariah Carey

The 52-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Mariah Carey

The insta-classic Christmas song, released in 1994, adds its seventh total week on top, after notching three weeks at No. 1 beginning in December 2019 and two more starting in December 2020, before it returned to the summit a week ago.

Notably, with this week’s Hot 100 dated Jan. 1, 2022, Carey’s “Christmas” is the first song to lead Hot 100 charts dated in four distinct years (2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022).

Carey’s “Christmas,” on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, drew 47.5 million U.S. streams (up 26%) and 32 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 25%, good for top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100) and sold 8,100 downloads (up 9%) in the Dec. 17-23 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The song claims a 14th total week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and rises 7-6 on Digital Song Sales and 23-13 on Radio Songs. It also leads the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart for a 50th week, of the chart’s 55 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 35 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season, and dominates as the top title on the recently-revealed Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs chart.

The song was first released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in 1994 and has increased its Hot 100 fortunes in recent years as streaming has grown and holiday music has become more prominent on streaming services’ seasonal playlists.

As it spends its 50th week on the Hot 100, Carey’s “Christmas” is the first song to lead in as late as its 50th frame on the survey. A week earlier, when it reigned in its 49th week, it passed Los Del Rio’s “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” which led through its 46th week on the chart in November 1996. (The latter also logged multiple runs on the Hot 100, first running up 20 weeks in September 1995-January 1996 before it resurged and returned in May 1996 and lasted on the list through February 1997.)

With “Christmas,” Carey claims her record-extending 86th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100
86, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
52, Drake
50, Boyz II Men

Cardi B’s “Up” Among the 25 Singles Featured on DJ Earworm’s Mashup of 2021’s Most Important Songs

Things are looking up for Cardi B

DJ Earworm has published his mashup of the 25 most important songs of the last year, with the 29-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar’s “Up” included in the track.

Cardi BCardi B’s chart-topping single “Up” appears on the San Francisco deejay’s latest mashup, which he has been releasing since 2007.

Meanwhile, Bruno MarsSilk Sonic single “Leave The Door Open” is also included in the mashup, which runs less than four minutes.

Titled ‘Strawberry Ice Cream’, the mashup serves as a summary of the 25 hits of 2021 in the United States according to the annual summary of the Billboard Hot 100.

Here are the songs included in the mashup:

Adele – Easy On Me
Ariana Grande – 34+35
Billie Eilish – Therefore I Am
BTS – Butter
Cardi B – Up
Chris Brown and Young Thug – Go Crazy
Doja Cat – Need To Know
Doja Cat and SZA – Kiss Me More
Drake featuring Future and Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy
Dua Lipa – Levitating
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Ed Sheeran – Shivers
Glass Animals – Heat Waves
Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon – Peaches
Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay
Lil Nas X – Montero (call Me By Your Name)
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby
Masked Wolf – Astronaut In The Ocean
Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
Olivia Rodrigo – Deja Vu
Silk Sonic featuring Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – Leave The Door Open
Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)
The Weeknd – Save Your Tears
Walker Hayes – Fancy Like

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” Reaches 1 Billion Streams on Spotify

Mariah Carey continues making history this holiday season..

The 52-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer hit yet another extra-festive milestone Wednesday as she celebrated “All I Want for Christmas is You” reaching 1 billion streams on Spotify.

Mariah Carey“Thank you @spotify, the #lambily, and everyone who streams this song to add a little bit of festivity to the season! I truly appreciate each and every one of these 1 billion streams!” the icon captioned the photo of herself posing with the commemorative plaque marking the achievement dressed in a glam metallic puffer coat, sparkling beanie, sheer black leggings and matching boots.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Carey’s modern Christmas classic made a historic return to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive year.

Ever the trailblazer, the unprecedented achievement officially makes Carey the first artist in history to land the same song at No. 1 on the chart three separate times.

She’s also been spreading holiday cheer around the country for the last couple of weeks thanks to the McDonald’s Mariah Menu, which gives fans a free daily treat with a $1 purchase when they order on the McDonald’s app through Christmas Eve (Dec. 25).

Ten-thousand lucky Lambs also got their hands on a limited-edition Mariah x McDonald’s T-shirt earlier this week as part of the campaign.

Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Makes Historic Return to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the gift that keeps on giving…

The half-Venezuelan Grammy-winning singer has made an unprecedented return to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, rising from No. 2.

Mariah Carey

Carey’s insta-classic carol logs its sixth total week atop the Hot 100 and becomes the first song in the chart’s history to have led in three distinct runs on the ranking.

The song was first released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in 1994 and, as streaming has grown and holiday music has become more prominent on streaming services’ seasonal playlists, it hit the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time in December 2017, before ascending to No. 1 in both December 2019 (for three weeks)

Carey’s single out paces six holiday classics in the Hot 100’s top 10, with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” rising to No. 2 and Wham!’s “Last Christmas” returning to the tier at No. 9.

Carey’s “Christmas” drew 37.6 million U.S. streams (up 16%) and 26.1 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 7%) and sold 7,400 downloads (up 7%) in the December 10-16 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The song spends a 13th total week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and rises 9-7 on Digital Song Sales; and 24-23 on Radio Songs. It also leads the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart for a 49th week, of the chart’s 54 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 34 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season, and dominates as the top title on the recently-revealed Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs chart.

Since its release, the song has upped its U.S. totals to 4.3 billion in radio audience, 1.4 billion streams and 3.7 million in download sales.

Carey’s “Christmas” first topped the Hot 100 dated December 21, 2019, and led again on the next two lists, dated December28, 2019, and January 4, 2020.

The following holiday season, it returned to No. 1 on the chart dated December 19, 2020, and, after a week at No. 2 , topped the January 2, 2021, dated tally.

As “Christmas” rules the latest, December 25, 2021-dated chart, it claims its sixth total week at No. 1 in its third seasonal run at the summit, becoming the first song in the Hot 100’s 63-year history to lead in three distinct chart runs. The track has re-entered the survey each November or December dating to 2012.

(As “Christmas” has made four interrupted climbs to the top of the Hot 100, on charts dated Dec. 21, 2019, Dec. 19, 2020, Jan. 2, 2021, and now Dec. 25, 2021, it ties 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring iann dior, beginning in October 2020, and Drake’s “Nice for What,” in 2018, as the only songs with four separate ascents to No. 1; unlike “Christmas,” the latter two tracks logged their four distinct rises to No. 1 over unbroken chart stays.)

Carey’s “Christmas” now boasts the longest span from a song’s first week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to its latest: two years and four days (December 21, 2019- December 25, 2021).

It passes the only other song to lead the Hot 100 over multiple runs: Chubby Checker’s “The Twist,” which topped the tally dated September 19, 1960, before, thanks to new popularity among adult audiences, leading the lists dated Jan. 13 and 20, 1962, ruling again after a gap of a year, three months and three weeks. (Still, that break remains the longest between Hot 100 reigns.)

With its sixth week atop the Hot 100, Carey’s “Christmas” extends its record for the most time at No. 1 among holiday songs. The only other seasonal single to jingle to the apex, “The Chipmunk Song,” by David Seville & the Chipmunks, spent four weeks on top beginning in December 1958.

With “Christmas,” Carey claims her record-extending 85th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to the chart’s August 4, 1958, inception.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100
85, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
52, Drake
50, Boyz II Men
47, Usher
41, Beyoncé
37, Michael Jackson
34, Elton John
34, Bruno Mars

“Christmas” became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and one away from The Beatles’ overall record 20. It also made Carey the first artist to have ranked at No. 1 on the chart in four distinct decades, dating to her first week on top with her debut single, “Vision of Love,” in 1990.

Further, “Christmas” is Carey’s record fifth Hot 100 No. 1 to rule for six weeks or more. She one-ups Boyz II Men, Drake and Usher, each with four such leaders.

Plus, it’s not only fitting that “Christmas” leads the Hot 100 dated Dec. 25, 2021, but Carey is the only artist to top the chart on multiple rankings dated Dec. 25: her “Hero” began a four-week stay at No. 1 on the Dec. 25, 1993, Hot 100. (This week’s chart is the 10th dated Dec. 25 in the list’s history.)

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated December 25) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (December 21).

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Tops Billboard’s Holiday 100 Chart

Mariah Carey is back in familiar territory…

Billboard’s Holiday 100 has returned to the charts menu, with the half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer back at the summit.

Mariah CareyCarey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” rules the Holiday 100 for a 46th week of the chart’s 51 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 31 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season.

The Holiday 100 ranks the top seasonal songs of all eras via the same formula used for the Billboard Hot 100, blending streaming, airplay and sales data.

The only other Holiday 100 No. 1s to date are Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” for a week in the 2011-12 holiday season; Pentatonix’s “Little Drummer Boy” (one, 2013-14) and “Mary, Did You Know?” (two, 2014-15); and Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me” (one, 2014-15).

Carey’s 1994 carol crowns all three Holiday 100 component charts (with all surveys dated Dec. 4): Holiday Streaming Songs (17.5 million U.S. streams, up 57%, in the Nov. 19-25 tracking week, according to MRC Data), Holiday Airplay (15.2 million audience impressions, up 87%) and Holiday Digital Song Sales (3,800 sold, up 42%).

Camila Cabello’s “Havana” Music Video Joins YouTube’s Billion Views Club

It’s a repeat billion performance for Camila Cabello

The 24-year-old Mexican and Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member’s “Havana” video, featuring Young Thug, has surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube, the video-sharing site has announced.

Camila CabelloCabello’s video was released in October 2017 and the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2018 — marking Cabello’s first No. 1 on the chart.

Cabello is no stranger to YouTube’s Billion Views Club. Before launching her solo career, Cabello’s all-girl group Fifth Harmony— as of August this year — has racked up a pair of videos with 2 billion views on the site: 2015’s “Worth It” and 2016’s “Work From Home.”

Cabello also racked up 1 billion views with her 2019 Shawn Mendes duet “Señorita,” which joined the club in April 2000. The former couple’s steamy duet also hit No. 1 on the Hot 100.

Mariah Carey’s Holiday Crate Still Available via Loot Crate

Mariah Carey has some crate (holiday) expectations

The half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress – the Queen of Christmas – previously teamed up with subscription box company Loot Crate to launch the officially licensed, limited edition Mariah Carey Holiday Crate, full of Christmas collectibles ranging from gifting essentials, bakeware, ornaments and more.

Mariah Carey

And, there are still a number of Carey’s crates available here.

“The Mariah Carey Holiday Crate is an incredible gift for anyone who wants to have a festive holiday,” Loot Crate said in a press release. “This officially licensed, wintertime-inspired collection offers timeless ways to deck the halls and spend special moments with friends and family.”

The Mariah Carey Limited Edition Holiday Crate costs $49.99 and is available for pre-order now at LootCrate.com, with the box shipping in November just in time for the holidays. See more at LootCrate.com.

The star’s popular holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” made its annual return to the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart back in November, launching at No. 29 on its way to No. 1. Over nearly 27 years since its 1994 release, Carey also expanded the jolly melody into a range of Christmas content, from books to films.