Mariah Carey breaks 3 Guinness records with ‘All I Want for Christmas’
November 27, 2019 04:41 pm
Mariah Carey may have dropped “All I Want for Christmas is You” back in 1994, but 25 years later the holiday hit is still raising the bar.
The Guinness World Records organization announced on their website Monday that the pop diva has set three world records with her Christmas classic.
The song broke the record for highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100 by a solo artist. The song also set the bar for most-streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours by a female artist, with 10,819,009 streams last December, as well as the record for most weeks in the U.K. singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song at 20 weeks.
On Saturday, Carey was presented copies of her pages from the “Guinness World Records 2020 Edition,” along with her record title certificate, by an official adjudicator from the organization. Guinness World Records’ Michael Empric gave Carey the documents onstage during her show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Carey took to Instagram Monday to celebrate her accomplishments.
“Thank you so much Guinness World Records for honoring me with three records in the 2020 book!” she wrote, captioning a photo of herself beaming onstage with the certificate, Empric and her children, 8-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.
“Michael from @guinnessworldrecords presented me with a certificate on stage, so naturally, I asked him to join us for the #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou finale!” she added.
Carey opened up to USA TODAY earlier this month about what went into crafting the holiday hit.
“I really started with thinking, ‘What are all the things I think about at Christmas?’ Lights, presents, stockings, fireplaces,” Carey said. “I’ve always loved Christmas so much my entire life, but I grew up not having a lot of money and not being able to experience it like the other kids did.”
She continued: “I wanted Christmas to be perfect, but for a lot of different reasons, it didn’t always end up working out well, coming from such a dysfunctional family. So I think when I wrote it, I just put every ounce of longing for that perfect moment in it.”
Source: USA Today