Published On: Tue, Dec 17th, 2019

Christmas Number One: Has Mariah Carey FINALLY topped chart with Christmas hit? | Music | Entertainment

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is a festive anthem everyone loves. The song is howled in post-Christmas party karaoke and accompanies turkey basting on Christmas Day. But has Mariah Carey got the Christmas Number One in the bag after years of waiting?

Mariah Carey has made history and has finally topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her Yuletide tune, All I Want for Christmas is You.

This is a huge moment for the singer as the song was actually released back in 1994.

The song famously only got to Number Two in the chart in the UK and the US, and failed to reach the dizzying heights of Number One, despite the song’s popularity.

In reaction to her song finally reaching Number One in Billboard’s Hot 100 in the USA, Carey tweeted: “We did it,” in a tweet accompanied by a string of emojis, implying she was in “happy tears.”

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There is a reason for the song’s unfortunate chart placing over the years, as it was not allowed to compete in the US chart back when it was released.

This is because it was released as an EP rather than a single, however the rules were changed in 2000 which meant it was finally allowed to enter the chart.

The song also had a resurgence, especially in the UK, after it was featured in the Christmas movie Love Actually, when it was performed by the young Joanna at an eventful school concert.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the song, meaning Carey promoted the song even harder than usual, pushing her social media in its direction as early as November 1.

As well as this, the song was released as a stand-alone single this year for the first time ever, and Carey produced a new video to accompany the song.

The song is the UK’s most-streamed song on Spotify and has topped the streaming charts on UK Spotify for festive favourites.

In an interview with the New York Times, Carey said of the hunt for a Number One for her song: “It’s something my die-hard fans think about, and people that are really close to me are talking to me about it literally all year.

“But I don’t need something else to validate the existence of this song.

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“I used to pick it apart whenever I listened to it, but at this point, I feel like I’m finally able to enjoy it.”

Carey has topped the chart a number of times, with this tune becoming her 19th Number One throughout her career.

She may even be close to beating that record, as she is currently sitting behind The Beatles, who nabbed 20 Number Ones in their time.

It has, in the USA, been streamed 45million times, has 34million radio plays and been bought digitally 27,000 times in just the last week, meaning she has well and truly toppled the competition.

But could Carey be Number One in the UK, meaning she wins the coveted Christmas Number One?

According to the Official Charts, LadBaby is leading the way with his single I Love Sausage Rolls, based on the Joan Jett classic I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.

But other songs are closing the gap on him, including Stormy’s song Own It featuring Ed Sheehan and Burna Boy, while Wham!’s Last Christmas is holding firm in Number Three.

Ellie Goulding’s version of River is also climbing the charts, while Carey is currently sitting at Number 6, despite being in line to claim the most-streamed song of the week.

Tones & I, Dua Lipa and Lewis Capaldi are also in contention to take the Christmas Number One, but it will not be confirmed until the chart comes out on Friday, December 20.

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