It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” continues to be a present for Mariah Carey, now making her the first artist in history to have a number one song in four different decades.
The song made history in December, climbing to the top 25 years after it was first released. It marked the first Christmas number one in 60 years, and helped Carey continue her reign as the Queen of the Billboard chart. Now, Mariah is adding to her streak by holding on to the top spot for the Hot 100 chart dated January 4. That means her number one in the 10s is also a number one in the 20s, thus making history.
8 different artists have had number one songs in three decades, but Carey is the only one to do it four. Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Usher each have notched a number one in the past three decades, but this week at the top has put Mimi in a class all her own.
The timeless star had the perfect reaction to her new record on Monday, tweeting out an emoji-filled exclamation of joy. “Yaaaaaaaaay!!! WE. DID. IT. But.... what’s a decade?” she wrote.
Mariah Carey first hit number one in 1990 with “Vision Of Love,” and has returned to the top for a total of 19 hits. This puts her one shy of the record set by The Beatles with 20 number one songs. Carey also holds the record for most total weeks spent at number one, now extending her lead into another year.
This year Mariah has gone all out to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her 1994 hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” releasing a deluxe edition of her Merry Christmas album and playing special holiday shows across the country.