Mariah Carey’s perennial holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Holiday 100 songs chart again 25 years after she debuted it in 1994, has undoubtedly solidified Mariah as the Queen of Christmas.
The five-time Grammy winner, a prolific and underrated songwriter for nearly three decades, co-wrote this catchy love song and over the years has capitalized on its commercial longevity by releasing a children’s book and animated film both of the same name as well as taking her holiday music on tour globally.
The Christmas classic, which has reportedly earned Mariah more than $60 million in royalties since its mid-90s release, is showing no signs of slowing down, especially with the clever #MerryChristmas25, #MariahChristmas and #MC25 marketing blitzes to promote the 25th anniversary of Mariah’s Merry Christmas album. And if you think it’s too early to start listening to holiday music, you’re wrong: On Nov. 1 in a “breaking news” tweet, Mariah confirmed that “It’s time!” So push play and let’s spread holiday cheer by celebrating the many recent milestones “AIWFCIY” has achieved during the 2010s.