Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ tops Billboard charts 25 years after release

She finally did it, BUZZ fam!

Mariah Carey’s quintessential festive anthem, All I Want For Christmas Is You, reached the height of Billboard’s Hot 100 charts on Monday (Dec 16) – 25 years after the smash hit single was released.

“Completing a journey 25 years in the making, Mariah Carey’s 1994 carol crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, jingling 3-1 on the chart dated Dec. 21, 2019,” Billboard.com wrote.

The original artwork for Carey’s 1994 Merry Christmas album, which released the mega-hit ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ (Photo: Amazon.com)

The accolade now puts Carey firmly atop solo acts with the most number one hits, at 19. All I Want For Christmas also inches the American pop superstar closer to The Beatles’ overall record of 20 number one singles.

The feel-good ballad is the first holiday hit to dominate the Hot 100 since The Chipmunk Song in 1958-59.

“Carey joins an elite club of acts with Hot 100 number ones in the 1990s, 2000s & 2010s,” Billboard added.

The self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Christmas’ could further cement herself in the history books, if her latest number one song can hold out to top the Hot 100 chart dated Saturday, January 4.

The self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Christmas’ and now, 19-time Billboard-topping American songbird, Mariah Carey (Photo: Amazon.com)

“[If] Christmas is No. 1 on the chart, two weeks from now, Carey would become the first artist to achieve the honour,” Billboard explained, adding, “Notably, no act has ever logged time at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in four distinct decades, consecutively or otherwise.”