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LAS VEGAS, NV – November 25, 2019: Christmas came early for music legend, Mariah Carey, as she continues to sing her way into history with three Guinness World Records titles.
Presented in the pages of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2020 EDITION, Carey was recently honored for her record title for the Highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Billboard US Hot 100 by a solo artist, with her chart-topping hit, “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
The record-breaking singer/songwriter was presented with her record title certificate and a copy of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2020 EDITION on-stage by official adjudicator, Michael Empric, during her holiday extravaganza, “All I Want for Christmas is You” on Saturday at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carey’s record-breaking single continues to set the bar for other holiday hits also earning the Most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (female) (10,819,009 streams in December 2018) and Most weeks in the UK singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song (20) titles.
The popular holiday anthem continues to resonate with audiences across the globe as it rises to the top of the charts every year since its debut exactly 25 years ago. The song, written and performed by Carey, served as the lead single for her fourth studio album, 1995’s Merry Christmas. which was re-released this past month with a special holiday deluxe edition of the now iconic album.
“We’re excited to welcome Mariah Carey into the Guinness World Records family through her incredible achievements for her hit single, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” adds Guinness World Records adjudicator, Michael Empric. “This song has become a holiday staple, earning the titles for the Highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Billboard US Hot 100 by a solo artist, Most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours (female) and Most weeks in the UK singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song. Mariah Carey and “All I Want for Christmas is You” are Officially Amazing!™”
Fans still have the chance to catch the holiday-inspired show, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at The Colosseum during the below dates. Tickets on sale at www.mariahcarey.com.
- 27, 29, 30
After Las Vegas, Carey heads to the East Coast to continue her “All I Want for Christmas is You” tour in the following cities:
- 7 – Atlantic City, Hard Rock Live
- 9 & 10 – Washington DC, MGM National Harbour
- 12 – Uncasville, Mohegan Sun
- 13 – Boston, Boch Center Wang Theatre
- 15 – New York, Madison Square Garden
In February 2020, Carey returns to The Colosseum for “The Butterfly Returns,” which spotlights a more intimate performance on The Colosseum’s stage, showcasing Mariah’s world-famous vocals and extensive catalogue of music, including fan favorites such as “Honey,” “Make It Happen,” “Fantasy, “Vision of Love,” “Emotions,” “We Belong Together” and many more.
“The Butterfly Returns” performances schedule is as follows:
- 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
See Carey and other incredible achievements in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2020 EDITION, available in stores and online now.
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About Mariah Carey
MARIAH CAREY is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Top Female Artist of All Time”, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, Billboard’s “Icon Award,” the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah's ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She made her entry into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in "WiseGirls" starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels' "Precious." Mariah went on to appear in Daniels' stellar ensemble piece "The Butler" (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children's charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development. Mariah is represented by Roc Nation, CAA and Imprint PR. www.mariahcarey.com