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).
The 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.
“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
59, The Beatles
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.