Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, Hit #1 on Billboard 25 Years After Its Release

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On this day, December 21, 2019, Mariah Carey was #1 on Billboard with “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The song was released by Columbia Records on October 29, 1994, as the lead single from her fourth studio album and first holiday album, “Merry Christmas.” The song was written and produced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff.

Over the years, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has become one of the most iconic and enduring Christmas songs ever. Surprisingly, it did not hit #1 on Billboard until 25 years after its release. Its upbeat and festive melody, combined with Mariah Carey’s powerful vocals, has made it a staple during the holiday season. The song has become a huge success over the years and is considered a Christmas classic.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” sold over 16 million copies and is the best-selling holiday song by a female artist, it is also one of the best-selling singles in music history.