Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mariah Carey breaks three world records with 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

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.

"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.

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.


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