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As the holiday season is wrapping up, Mariah is headed for the cherry on top. Mariah will claim the #1 spot on the Hot 100 for the third consecutive week (Brenda Lee will claim the #2 spot), and will consequently earn the last Hot 100 hit of the decade and the first of the new one, meaning that Mariah Carey will become the only artist in Billboard history to score a #1 hit in four separate consecutive decades. Her dominance over the top spot on the Hot 100 was solidified this week by a record that Mariah broke on Christmas Day when she earned the record for the highest number on streams on Spotify in a single day, 12 million (the previous holder was Mariah herself, when the record was set by All I Want for Christmas's 2018 run), with an additional 12 million views on Youtube in that 24 hour span, and a spike back to #1 on US iTunes and Amazon. It also hit #1 on Apple Music and Google Play. 

All I Want For Christmas Is You and its rise to #1 broke a bevy of records for Ms. Carey in the United States this season. When all is said and done, Mariah will have spent 82 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100, the most for any artist in the chart's history. With 19 #1s, she is second only to The Beatles in #1 hits in the United States, the highest solo artist overall. She's also earned the distinction of having set the record for the longest span between her first and latest #1 hit (29 years), and has earned the record for the longest cumulative climb to #1 in the chart's history, 35 weeks, over 25 years. She's also the second oldest woman to ever claim a #1 in the United States, though she's unlikely to highlight this. 

With 16 million copies sold across the world, it's one of the best selling songs of all time and is likely to grow as the years pass and streaming continues to grow its influence over the Billboard Charts. Billboard speculated that it is highly unlikely that this is the last time it'll ever see the top spot, and that by this time ten years from now, we'll be discussing how Mariah reclaimed the distinction of having the longest running #1 in Hot 100 History (though non-consecutive). 

 

 

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