It’s all about her back catalog these days. Just last month, Mariah Carey finally saw justice for Glitter when it soared to No. 1 on iTunes, almost two decades after its initial release. Now, the 48-year-old diva’s holiday classic just achieved a new milestone. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” rises from No. 7 to No. 6 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, setting a new peak for the festive track.
When it was initially released back in 1994, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” was not released commercially as a single, thereby making it ineligible for inclusion on the Hot 100. That rule lapsed in 1998. After the recurrent rule was revised in 2012, the holiday bop has re-entered the Hot 100 every holiday season. Last year, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” officially cracked the Top 10, climbing to No. 9.
In addition to achieving a new peak of No. 6, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” officially becomes the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years. It only trails David Seville & The Chipmunks’ 1958 No. 1 “The Chipmunk Song” to become the all-time highest. “You” truly is the gift that keeps on giving for Carey. Years ago, it was reported Mariah had earned more than $60 million for the track. I wonder what the new updated revenue is.
Elsewhere on the chart, Ariana Grande clocks in a fifth week at pole position with “Thank U, Next,” holding off Halsey’s “Without Me” which rises to No. 2. Check out the rest of this week’s Top 10 below.