Christmas came a bit early for Mariah Carey. For the first time ever, “All I Want for Christmas” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after 25 years!
Carey’s holiday album “Merry Christmas” was first released way back in 1994, and since then, the highest any of her Christmas songs have ever been near the top of the Hot 100 was back in December 2017 when the same song was ranked No. 3.
In addition to that amazing feat, “All I Want for Christmas” is the first holiday No. 1. on the Hot 100 in over SIX DECADES and only the second holiday No. 1 ever, according to Billboard, joining The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song,” which reigned for four weeks between 1958 and 1959.
“Christmas” also adds Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, extending her record for most songs among soloists, Billboard reports. One more #1 hit and she’ll tie with the Beatles, who have the most Hot 100 No. 1s at 20. Behind her is Rihanna (14), Michael Jackson (13) and Madonna and The Supremes (12 each).
Carey’s last No. 1 single was “Touch My Body,” which spent two weeks at the top more than a decade ago in April 2008.
“It’s a little bit of a whirlwind!” Carey told Billboard shortly after the Hot 100 announcement. “Last night was [my show at Madison Square Garden]. I loved the show and the fans were incredible. I was just like, ‘Okay, even if [“All I Want For Christmas Is You”] is No. 2, that’s a huge accomplishment.’
“Wow. I don’t even know what to say. We definitely wanted to kick it into high gear this year with the song to celebrate the 25th anniversary, but I definitely didn’t expect it to hit No. 1 two weeks before Christmas! I just want to thank everybody. I want the world to have the best holiday ever.”
Mariah Carey isn’t the only one celebrating this achievement either, as fans of the music legend are showing their support on Twitter.
I'm crying!!!! She did it!! pic.twitter.com/LkxIBfp2Uu
— Phenomenal! (@WeWantThemNow) December 16, 2019
LIVING LEGEND! SHE DESERVES THIS MOMENT pic.twitter.com/H2TQG9RNZs
— ?? (@deardesperad0) December 16, 2019
Not Mariah Carey getting a #1 for a song from 1994, Lizzo is shook
— Ira Madison III (@ira) December 16, 2019