There’s just no keeping a divine diva down.
Mariah Carey proved that yet again when her iconic holiday anthem “All I Want for Christmas Is You” shot to the number one spot on Billboard‘s Top 100 charts this year.
With the holiday hit topping the charts for three consecutive weeks at the end of 2019 — with that final week actually ending in 2020, this places Carey in rarified air.
As Billboard points out, Carey’s latest stop at the top of the charts gives her number-one hits in four different decades — making her the first artist in history to achieve that particular milestone, lodging number ones in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and now the 2020s.
Previously, Carey had been among only nine artists ever to chart number-one singles in three decades: Stevie Wonder (’60s, ’70s and ’80s); Michael Jackson and Elton John (’70s, ’80s and ’90s); Janet Jackson and Madonna (’80s, ’90s and ’00s); and Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Usher (’90s, ’00s and ’10s).
But after breaking one record, Carey broke another–although not as positive.
“All I Want for Christmas is You” is the first song in Billboard Hot 100 history to completely fall off the chart from the No. 1 spot.
But hey! A record is a record and Carey was all for another one. “Worth it,” she captioned a GIF on Twitter.