Mariah Careythe world celebrates Christmas as if in 1994 … her classic song “All I Want for Christmas is You” has just set a record on Spotify.
Her cult Christmas song on Christmas Eve set the record so far for the largest one-day stream in the history of Spotify with 17.223 million streams, according to Chart Data which provides daily music statistics from various sources.
Needless to say … Mariah woke up to the news quite shocking. She tweeted on Christmas and said, “I know people think I’m making a‘ coin ’(it’s a bit of a secret: artists make very little money from the creek), but the real reason I’m sitting here amazed and grateful is to see this little joy the song I wrote brings THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! “
The song was a resounding success when she left it in 1994 as part of her album “Merry Christmas”. Although Mariah said that artists create very little from the stream, one thing is for sure … the song has brought her TONS of coins since its release.
Back in 2017, the song earned Mariah an incredible $ 60 million. That would be approximately $ 2.6 million a year. It’s unclear if Mariah pulls the same amount every year … but millions around the world undoubtedly still play.
After all, it’s a classic.
If you’re curious … Mariah said that the inspiration for the song came back to her when she was a child. She said she typed the beginning and middle on a keyboard in a small house in New York State … in a room all by herself.