Mariah Carey receives Guinness World Record
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Mariah Carey's Enduring "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Breaks Three Guinness World Records
On Nov. 23, Guinness World Records celebrated GRAMMY-winning pop/R&B powerhouse Mariah Carey for her classic 1994 holiday jam, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
She and the eternally cheery song—forever immortalized in films including "Love Actually" and annual happenings like your office holiday party—now hold three world records that will be included in the 2020 edition of the "Guinness Book Of World Records."
Thank you so much Guinness World Records for honoring me with three records in the 2020 book! Michael from @GWR presented me with a certificate on stage, so naturally, I asked him to join us for the #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou finale! pic.twitter.com/fDC8OfZj8b
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) November 25, 2019
Thanks to this new recognition, the "Always Be My Baby" songstress currently holds the world records for the Highest-Charting Holiday (Christmas/New Year) Song On The Hot 100 By A Solo Artist, Most Streamed Track On Spotify In 24 Hours (by a female-identifying artist)—with over 10.8 million streams in December 2018—and Most Weeks In The UK Singles Top 10 Chart For A Christmas Song.
The org presented her with the official certificate on stage at the Colosseum during her current "All I Want For Christmas" residency in Las Vegas. See her Twitter post above for cute photos documenting the special moment, made extra-cute by her twins' reactions.
25 years ago, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was first released in October 1994 as the lead single to Carey's holiday-themed fourth studio album, Merry Christmas, which followed a few days later on Nov. 1.
In 2010, given the surprise, the long-tail success of the original single and holiday album, she released a second holiday album, Merry Christmas II You, along with a new Justin Bieber-assisted version of the record-breaking Christmas song.
In December 2014, Mimi debuted her "All I Want For Christmas" residency in New York City to celebrate two decades of holiday cheer. Earlier this year, she announced a new version of the show in the form of a special November Vegas residency, later adding holiday show tour dates outside of Sin City.
You can catch the iconic diva live on stage in full jolly cheer in Vegas now, on Nov. 27, 29 and 30 for her special holiday residency, followed by six East Coast tour dates. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2020, The Butterfly Returns to Vegas for another handful of shows, to serve up selections from her epic 15 album catalog. All tour dates can be found on her website.