Mariah Carey Sets Spotify Record For Most Streams In One Day

27 December 2023 | 4:21 pm | Ellie Robinson

Mariah’s reign on Christmas continues for yet another year...

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Mariah Carey’s reign on Christmas has continued for yet another year, with the multi-hyphenate queen having just set a new record on Spotify.

Carey’s time-honoured holiday anthem, All I Want For Christmas Is You, racked up a mighty 23.78 million streams on Christmas Eve (December 24), breaking the record for most streams earned by a single track in one day.

Notably, Carey broke the exact same record on Christmas Day 2022, when the track was streamed 21.35 million times. At the time of writing, All I Want For Christmas Is You has been played on Spotify a little under 1.78 billion times altogether.

Earlier this month, Carey accepted defeat as All I Want For Christmas Is You was dethroned from its annual #1 position on the Billboard 200. It was taken over by Brenda Lee’s own festive classic, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – and in response, Carey sent her fellow icon a bouquet of flowers.

Last year, Carey spurred controversy when she tried to trademark the phrase ‘Queen Of Christmas’. She had pushback from holiday-famous singers like Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan, the latter of whom formally declared opposition to the trademark and said it should be rejected due to “false suggestion of a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols”.

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