The 49-year-old singer on Monday became the first-ever performer to score singles that hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list over four decades – the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.
The song’s number one status for the third consecutive week comes for the week of January 4, 2020, making her the first performer of the decade to lead the chart, Billboard said Monday.
The latest: Mariah Carey, 49, has achieved another groundbreaking feat on the success of her trademark holiday hit, All I Want for Christmas Is You. She was snapped performing in NYC earlier this month
The Grammy-winning singer first released the holiday song in 1994 on her album Merry Christmas, and re-released it this year with an updated video to coincide with its 25th anniversary. With the quarter-century gap, the song’s path to the top spot is the longest in the history of the chart.
It hit the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, and also set holiday streaming records, according to the outlet.
With the number one hit, Mariah passed a vaunted list of artists who had past achieved the feat in three decades: Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Usher.
Mariah took to Twitter to acknowledge her own achievement, writing on the micro-blogging platform: ‘Yaaaaaaaaay!!! WE. DID. IT (sic)
However, Mariah also made light of her longevity within the music business.
The chart-topping star added: ‘But…. what’s a decade? (sic)’
Carey’s now racked up 19 number one hits over the course of her career, garnering her first number one hit with Vision of Love in August of 1990, just eight months short of another decade in the 1980s.
Throwback: All I Want For Christmas Is You came out way back in 1994, music video captured above
Amazing: Carey, pWictured this month in NYC, has top singles in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s
Beaming: The singer lit the Empire State Building earlier this month in honor of her song
Carey has also had 10 songs to remain at number one for three or more weeks – surpassing The Beatles and Rihanna in another record-setting feat – according to the outlet.
Past singles that remained there included 1990’s Vision of Love and Love Takes Time; 1991’s Emotions; 1993’s Dreamlover and Hero; 1995’s Fantasy and One Sweet Day; 1997’s Honey; and 2005’s We Belong Together.
Mariah, who’s mom to eight-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with ex-husband Nick Cannon, 39, told Entertainment Weekly earlier this month about the way the upbeat seasonal song gained traction over the past 25 years.
Golden: Carey surpassed Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Elton John with the achievement
A look back: Carey garnered her first number one hit with Vision of Love in August of 1990
‘When it first came out, it was more of a gradual thing,’ she said. ‘It was popular, but it didn’t have what it has now.
‘I feel like people have grown up with the song and it’s become a part of people’s lives in terms of the way they celebrate the holidays. That makes me feel really proud as someone that loves Christmas so much.’
In the chat, Carey said she was initially apprehensive about releasing a holiday album in 1994 ‘so early in [her] career,’ less than five years after she broke out with Vision of Love.
‘I didn’t feel, from a strategic point of view, that it was time to do something like that,’ she said. ‘As much as I love Christmas, I thought that the record company was off. Obviously, I couldn’t have been more wrong.’
Cheers! Mariah was seen celebrating her accomplishment with champagne and confetti on her Instagram story