Mariah Carey to Receive Innovator Award from African American Film Critics Association

Mariah Carey is being recognized for her storytelling…

The African American Film Critics Association has announced that the 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer/actress will receive an AAFCA Special Achievement Award at the 12th annual AAFCA Awards, taking place April 7.

 

Carey will be honored with the Innovator Award.

Other honorees include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director George C. Wolfe, streaming giant Netflix, and voter suppression documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy.

Wolfe, whose remarkable career in theatre spans over 40 years, is the 2021 AAFCA Special Achievement Salute To Excellence honoree.

“Even with the challenges of the pandemic, we look forward to providing audiences with a memorable virtual experience. As with every year, this year’s honorees represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields,” said AAFCA CEO and President Gil Robertson. “Mariah Carey is often recognized as a global icon for her musical gifts, but rarely is she celebrated for the visual storytelling in her music videos and specials. As an artist who is all-hands-on-deck in not just crafting her songs, but also in curating and creating the imagery surrounding them, Carey is especially deserving of the 2021 AAFCA Special Achievement Innovator Award.”

Netflix is “the Cinema Vanguard recipient for fostering a global tribe rooted in bringing all people together across various languages and continents through the power of cinema,” said Robertson.

All In: The Fight for Democracy, directed by Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus, who also co-produced with political titan Stacey Abrams, has been selected for this year’s Stanley Kramer Award.

Said Robertson, “In addition, we, at AAFCA, are doubly pleased that Mrs. Karen Kramer and her team chose to present this year’s AAFCA Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice to All In: The Fight For Democracy highlighting Stacey Abrams’ personal mission to combat voter suppression.”

Past recipients of the AAFCA Special Achievement Awards include Channing Dungey, Quincy Jones, Jason Blum, Edward James Olmos, George Lucas, Sidney Poitier, Jon Chu, and Cicely Tyson.Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Releases “Mimi’s Late Night Valentine’s Mix” of “We Belong Together”

Mariah Carey is mixin’ up a classic in time for Valentines Day

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American songstress arranged a late-night jam session performance of “We Belong Together” for Friday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan.

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The Grammy-winning songstress kicked off Valentine’s Day weekend with an intimate living-room set of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash, dubbed “Mimi’s Late Night Valentine’s Mix.” Carey produced, arranged and sang background vocals for the extra swoon-worthy rendition, but because she loves her Lambs so much, she might release the full seven-minute version.

“Happy early Valentine’s Day! Hope you enjoyed ‘We Belong Together’ on @LiveKellyRyan which we did after a late night jam session!” she wrote on Twitter. “We actually recorded a 7 minute version of this song thinking of putting it out for the lambily!”

“We Belong Together” was featured on Carey’s 10th studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi, which soared to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2005. The song earned four Grammy nominations in 2006, including record and song of the year, and eventually won for best R&B song and best female R&B vocal performance. A decade and a half later, Mimi told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest about what new meaning “We Belong Together” has taken during the pandemic.

“Now dealing with the pandemic and dealing with everything that we’re all dealing with, ‘We Belong Together’ is really even more of a message than it was when we first wrote this song, because we do belong together, meaning all of us,” she explained. “So hopefully a little later, as things are getting in terms of the pandemic, we’ll all be together again.”

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Earns Fourth Week at No. 1 on Billboard Global 200

Mariah Carey is still celebrating some Christmas magic…

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” remains the biggest song in the world, as it spends a fourth frame at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Global 200.

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The chart’s streaming and sales tracking period encompassed December 25-31, and even with six days of measurement after Christmas, Carey’s 1994 holiday hit rules the Billboard Global 200 despite a 55% drop to 58.3 million streams and a 60% slide to 11,000 sold worldwide in the tracking week. The song was first released on her 1994 album Merry Christmas.

Carey unwraps yet another present, as “Christmas” now solely boasts the most weeks at No. 1 in the Global 200‘s brief history. It passes three songs that have each led for three weeks, including Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez‘s “Dákiti,” which rebounds 10-2, and BTS‘ “Dynamite” (12-3). (The chart’s other three-week No. 1 to-date: Cardi B‘s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion.)

Rounding out the Global 200’s top five, The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” rebounds from No. 17 to No. 4, returning to its best rank, and 24kGoldn‘s “Mood,” featuring Iann Dior, jumps 15-5, after reaching No. 2.

Plus, Karol G earns her first Global 200 top 10, as “Bichota” climbs 21-9, with 63.6 million streams (down 8%) and 1,000 sold (up 6%) worldwide.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Breaks Spotify Single-Day Streaming Record

Mariah Carey is ending the year with a bang…

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer’s insta-classic holiday song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” has blown past Spotify’s single-day streaming record.

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The song, which was released in 1994, received more 17,223,000 million streams on December 24 alone.

The track always surges towards Christmastime and already held several previous single-day streaming records: “All I Want for Christmas Is You” held the top spot going into 2019, though it was usurped by Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” in January of that year, which garnered over 15 million streams in one day.

Earlier this month, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” even returned to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

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Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Remains the Biggest Song in the World, Topping Two Billboard Global Charts

Mariah Carey is pulling a double…

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” remains the biggest song in the world, as her 1994 carol spends a third frame at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart.

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The track also ascends to No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. survey.

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” tops the Billboard Global 200 for a third week, up 55% to 130 million streams and 30% to 27,000 sold worldwide in the week ending December 24.

The song, first released on Carey’s 1994 holiday album Merry Christmas, claims the second-most weekly streams since the chart began, trailing only the weekly high for BTS‘ “Life Goes On” (152.5 million, Dec. 5).

Meanwhile, the insta-classc holiday track rises to No. 1, from No. 2, to top the Global Excl. U.S. chart for the first time, with 58.5 million streams (up 22%) and 11,000 sold (up 3%) in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending December 24.

The two charts (the latest of which are dated January 2, 2021) premiered in September and rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/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 rankings 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.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Becomes the Hot 100’s Longest-Leading Holiday No. 1

Mariah Carey has officially chipped away at the holiday history books…

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” returns to No. 1, from No. 2, on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth total week atop the chart.

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The song, originally released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in 1994, first reigned for three weeks last holiday season and added its fourth frame at No. 1 two weeks ago.

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings, drew 54.9 million U.S. streams (up 35%) and sold 12,000 downloads (up 24%) in the week ending December 24, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also tallied 33.7 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 11%) in the week ending December 27.

As it logs its fifth total week atop the Hot 100, Carey’s insta-classic solely claims the mark for the most time at No. 1 among holiday hits in the chart’s 62-year, five-month history. One other Yuletide track had led the list: “The Chipmunk Song,” by The Chipmunks with David Seville, for four weeks beginning in December 1958.

Carey’s holiday track also becomes the first song to rank at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in three distinct years: 2019, 2020 and, now, 2021. It has led the lists dated December 21 and 28, 2019; January 4, 2020; December 19, 2020; and January 2, 2021.

The carol spends a ninth total week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and rises 6-2 on Digital Song Sales and 17-13 on Radio Songs. It also rules the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart for a 45th week, of the chart’s 50 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 30 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season.

Carey adds her record-extending 84th career 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
84, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
50, Drake

“Christmas” last year became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and lifting her to within one of 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.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Notches Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 Chart

Mariah Carey is proving her holiday power…

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning songstress’”All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the biggest song in the world for a second week, as her 1994 carol spends a second frame at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart.

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Carey’s insta-classic holiday single tops the Billboard Global 200 for a second week, up 6% to 83.7 million streams and 19% to 21,000 sold worldwide in the week ending December 17.

The song was first released on Carey’s 1994 holiday album Merry Christmas.

The chart (dated December 26) premiered in September and ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data.

Chart rankings 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.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Mariah Carey is back on top of the U.S. charts…

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American Grammy-winning singer’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, rising from No. 2.

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The song, first released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in 1994 and which first reigned for three weeks last holiday season, adds its fourth total week atop the Hot 100, tying for the most time at No. 1 among holiday hits in the chart’s 62-year history.

The carol is one of a record-tying five Yuletide songs in the Hot 100’s top 10, joined by Brenda Lee‘s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Bobby Helms‘ “Jingle Bell Rock,” Andy Williams‘ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and, in the top 10 for the first time, 50 years after its original release, Jose Feliciano‘s “Feliz Navidad.”

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

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” drew 31.4 million U.S. streams (up 19%) and sold 7,000 downloads (up 8%) in the week ending December 10, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also tallied 27.1 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 11%) in the week ending Dec. 13.

The track spends a seventh total week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and rises 9-8 on Digital Song Sales and 27-22 on Radio Songs. It also crowns the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart for a 43rd week, of the chart’s 48 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 28 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season.

Since its release, the song has drawn 4.1 billion in total radio audience, 1 billion on-demand streams and 3.7 million in download sales in the U.S.

Carey’s insta-classic track ties “The Chipmunk Song,” by The Chipmunks with David Seville for the most weeks at No. 1 for a holiday song. The Chipmunks’track spent four weeks at No. 1 beginning in December 1958.

With “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Carey claims her record-extending 83rd 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
83, Mariah Carey
60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
50, Drake

“Christmas” last year became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and lifting her to within one of 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.

Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti, Featuring Jhay Cortez, Holds at No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart

It’s a tie for Bad Bunny

The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer’s “Dákiti,” featuring Jhay Cortez holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez

“Dákiti” remains atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 78.4 million streams (down 20%), and 1,000 downloads sold (down 20%), in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending December 10.

The song leads the list for a fifth total week, tying BTS‘ “Dynamite” for the most weeks at No. 1 in the chart’s brief history.

The chart (dated December 19) premiered in September and ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

On the Billboard Global 200, Bad Bunny and Cortez’s “Dákiti” drops to No. 2, behind Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” after three total weeks at No. 1, with 97.1 million streams (down 20%), the week’s top worldwide sum.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 Chart

Mariah Carey’s global domination during the holiday season is complete…

The 51-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is officially the biggest song in the world, as it rises to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart twenty-six years after its original release.

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Carey’s insta-classic Christmas track rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, up 19% to 79.3 million streams and 18% to 17,000 sold worldwide in the week ending December 10.

The song, first released on Carey’s 1994 album Merry Christmas, returns to No. 1 on the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100, which it led for the first time last holiday season.

Meanwhile, Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” jingles 3-2 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 51.4 million streams (up 20%) and 10,000 sold (up 27%) outside the U.S.

The charts (the latest of which is dated December 19) premiered in September and ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data.

Chart rankings 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.