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Mariah Carey sets 3 Guinness World Records

Mariah Carey
Guinness World Records awarded three honors Monday to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
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Bow down to the Christmas queen.

Guinness World Records honored Mariah Carey with three records Monday for her 1994 hit holiday track “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” The trio of certificates includes highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the U.S. Hot 100 chart by a solo artist, most-streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (female) and most weeks in the U.K. singles top 10 chart for a Christmas song.

The pop star celebrated the news on Instagram on Monday with photos of herself clad in an appropriately sparkly “Nutcracker” ensemble and flanked by her two kids, looking equally festive in their red and green attire. She received the awards during a show in Las Vegas on her “All I Want for Christmas Is You” tour.

“Thank you so much Guinness World Records for honoring me with three records in the 2020 book!” she captioned the snowy on-stage family photos. “Michael from [Guinness World Records] presented me with a certificate on stage, so naturally, I asked him to join us for the #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou finale!”

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Carey’s achievements will be recorded in the “Guinness World Records 2020 Edition” book. She also holds the record for most U.S. No.1 singles by a solo artist after 18 of her tracks topped the American charts, putting her one ahead of Elvis Presley, who has the most U.S. No.1 singles by a male solo artist. The organization has crowned her the “Songbird Supreme” for her famous vocal chops, which boast a rare five-octave range.

Earlier this month, Carey delivered the first gift of Christmas with a new music video for her seasonal classic, featuring previously unseen footage from her original winter wonderland shoot. She wasted no time assuming her Christmastime reign, dropping the video just one day after Halloween in honor of the jingly earworm’s 25th anniversary.

The 2019 “All I Want For Christmas Is You” tour runs in Las Vegas through Nov. 30 before heading east to Atlantic City, N.J.; Washington, D.C.; Boston; New York and more locations. Carey’s “Merry Christmas Deluxe Anniversary Edition” is available now.


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