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How much money does Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” rake in?

By Alexis Benveniste | CNN

This time of year, it’s hard to go a day without hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” whether it’s playing in a store, in an Uber or on your holiday playlist.

Since it debuted in 1994, Carey’s song has become a go-to Christmas pop song during the holidays, along with mainstays “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Holly Jolly Christmas.” The pop singer is raking in big bucks from its success.

The holiday hit is Spotify’s most-streamed Christmas song of all time, with more than 506 million plays on the streaming service alone. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” also has more than 604 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded to the platform in 2009.

Even though the song has been around for 25 years, it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list for the first time this year. Carey’s song has already earned more than $2 million in royalties since the song went live on Spotify, according to a study by Broadband Deals. and that number is expected to continue to grow quickly: If this holiday season is anything like the last, Carey’s song is estimated to bring in about $600,000 between November 2019 and this Christmas, according to Broadband Deals. When asked about the song’s royalties, Spotify did not return a request for comment.

Following Carey’s hit, Spotify’s most-streamed Christmas songs include “Last Christmas” by Wham!, “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande, “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble and “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber.

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