Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" tops Billboard chart 25 years after release
Mariah Carey during the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie, Sept. 6, 2017. Photo: Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Sugar Factory American Brasserie
Why it matters: The 25-year wait from the song's release to its place at No. 1 is the longest in Billboard history. It also adds to Carey's personal chart records — the song is now her 19th No. 1 (the most among solo artists; and overall trailing only The Beatles' 20) and her 80th week at No. 1 (Rihanna is closest at 60). It's also the first holiday No. 1 since The Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song" in 1959.
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