Mariah Carey Breaks 3 Guinness World Records with Classic Hit 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'
Singer Mariah Carey has broken multiple Guinness World Records with her hit holiday song, "All I Want for Christmas is You;" kicking off her festive season in the best possible way ever.
49-year-old singer, Mariah Carey cannot stop breaking records. The singer added to her long list of honors when she set three new Guinness World Records with her widely acclaimed Christmas song, "All I Want for Christmas is You."
With the song, Mariah Carey set the records of highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Hot 100 by a solo artist, the most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours, and the most weeks in the UK Singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song.
"THANK YOU GUINNESS"
The singer received her honor while performing at her "All I Want for Christmas is You" show in Las Vegas. In an Instagram post, she shared three photos that captured the moment she received her record certificate.
The first image showed Carey posing alongside a representative from the organization, alongside a picture of her certificate. The second and third pictures showed Mariah Carey and the Guinness representative now joined by her children, daughter, Monroe Cannon, and son, Scott Cannon.
To caption the photo, the beautiful singer wrote:
"Thank you so much Guinness World Records for honoring me with three records in the 2020 book! Michael from @guinnessworldrecords presented me with a certificate on stage, so naturally, I asked him to join us for the #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou finale!"
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Thank you so much Guinness World Records for honoring me with three records in the 2020 book! Michael from @guinnessworldrecords presented me with a certificate on stage, so naturally, I asked him to join us for the #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou finale! 😉🎅💝 📸 Denise Truscello
OTHER RECORDS HELD BY MARIAH CAREY
Mariah Carey is not new to having her name associated with record-breaking feats. She presently holds the record for having the most no.1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with 18 of her songs making it to the top of the charts.
The singer has also had 28 of her songs make it to the top 10 of the charts. "All I Want for Christmas' has stayed on the Billboard charts for 32 weeks and peaked at number 3.
It was first released in 1994, as part of the songs ong her Christmas holiday record of that year, titled, "Merry Christmas." Since then, it has gone on to enjoy so much success and has become the perfect Christmas song for many people.
LIL NAS X BREAKS MARIAH CAREY'S LONG-STANDING RECORD
As Mariah Carey continues to set new records, some of her older records also get broken by new acts, and that was the case when Billboard announced in June that one of Mariah's long-held records had been smashed.
Sending love & congrats to @LilNasX on breaking one of the longest running records in music history! We've been blessed to hold this record with a song that means a great deal to @BoyzIIMen and myself and has touched so many. Keep living your best life! ❤ pic.twitter.com/3YorLCg3lx— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 30, 2019
Lil Nas X, who sang the summer smash hit, "Old Town Road," beat the records of Luis Fonsi and co.'s "Despacito," as well as Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," to stake the honor of having the most prolonged stay as a no.1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Mariah Carey was happy for Lil Nas X on his achievement, and shared in his joy, by tweeting a congratulatory message to him.