Christmas song cracks the stream billion


Mariah Carey
Christmas song cracks the stream billion

Mariah Carey starts the money printing machine every Christmas.

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Mariah Carey broke the barrier of one billion hits on Spotify with “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” felt like “Last Christmas” by Wham years ago! replaced as an omnipresent modern Christmas classic. Spotify’s numbers prove it too. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has now cracked the magic mark of one billion streams. “Last Christmas” is currently (as of: 23.12.2021, 1.30 p.m.) on the world’s largest music streaming service with “only” 828 million views.

Even if a single call on Spotify doesn’t bring the artist a lot of money, Mariah Carey can apparently still live on her Christmas hit from 1994 on her own. This is what an insider said the US gossip site “”. “Mariah can sit on her bum for the rest of her life just promoting the song and still be a millionaire,” a source said.

Four million dollars for Mariah Carey only through Spotify

As “” calculates, Carey earned around four million US dollars with her X-Mas song on Spotify alone. In addition, there is the marketing of the rights to the song, for example for commercials.

By the way, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is not the first song to break the barrier of a billion streams. This has already achieved over 100 titles, the front runner is “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran (30) with more than three billion views.

Until recently, Mariah Carey held a Spotify record. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” was the song with the most streams in a day, with 17 million views on December 24, 2020. Second place, of course, went to “Last Christmas”, which was played 15 million times on the same day. But Adele (33) relegated the two Christmas carols with “Easy on Me”. On the day it was released, October 15, 2021, her new song had over 19 million views.


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