Mariah Carey, the undisputed “Queen of Christmas,” has once again shattered the Spotify record for the most streams in a single day. Her iconic holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” was streamed a staggering 23,701,697 times on Christmas Eve, breaking her own record set the previous year.
This achievement is the latest in a long line of accolades for the singer, who has won 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, and 10 American Music Awards throughout her illustrious career.
All I Want For Christmas Is You,” released in 1994, has become a staple of holiday music playlists worldwide. It has consistently topped charts each holiday season, even amidst the influx of modern Christmas songs from various genres.
The song’s enduring popularity is a testament to Carey’s impact on the music industry and her ability to create timeless hits.Carey’s record-breaking feat on Spotify is not an isolated event. She has been breaking this record annually, demonstrating the enduring appeal of her Christmas classic.
Despite a friendly competition with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” which briefly took the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 during the lead-up to Christmas, Carey reclaimed the top spot the following week.
This achievement adds to Carey’s impressive list of accolades, which includes being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and receiving the Congressional Award for her charity efforts.
As we celebrate the holiday season, Mariah Carey’s record-breaking success serves as a reminder of her enduring influence in the music industry and her undisputed reign as the “Queen of Christmas.”