Mariah Carey streaming record for “All I Want For Christmas Is You”.
With every passing year, Mariah Carey’s smash holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” only becomes more and more popular, and 2018 showed that no matter how old it may be or how many times it’s already been played, people simply can’t get enough of the upbeat track.
According to several reports (which all linked to a tweet by Chart Data, a music industry data-focused Twitter account), “All I Want for Christmas Is You” broke the record for the most streams on Spotify in one day, and it bested the previous title holder by hundreds of thousands of streams, which is an enormous lead when looking at just 24 hours.
According to the tweet, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was streamed over 10.8 million times on December 24 alone. Before that day, the record was held by late hip-hop star XXXTentacion, whose song “Sad!” was played 10.4 million times the day after he was shot and killed earlier this year. All those millions of streams helped the tune rocket straight to No. 1 on the Hot 100 the following week, giving the rapper his first champion on the listing.
As of publishing, a representative for Spotify hasn’t confirmed the number or whether or not Carey has claimed the record for herself, but the song is still holding at No. 1 on Spotify’s publicly-viewable Global Top 50 chart, and while it is history-making, it wouldn’t be terribly shocking if “All I Want for Christmas Is You” did manage the impressive feat. It has been racking up massive streaming figures for the past month or so, and it would make sense that it would reach its zenith the day before the big day mentioned in the song.
With almost 11 million streams on just one platform in just one day, it’s possible that “All I Want for Christmas Is You” might rise to a new height on the Hot 100 when it refreshes later this week, as all those listens factor into where the single places on the ranking. This year, Carey’s smash rose to a new height of No. 6, besting its previous most impressive showing of No. 9, which is reached for the first time last year. This week, it stepped back slightly to No. 7.