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Mariah Carey Xmas hit number 1 after 25 years






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Mariah Carey is number one in the U.S. music charts with "All I Want For Christmas Is You". The festive best seller came out 25 years ago. It was on a record with other songs, so it could not be in Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Rules have been changed and the song has got near number one several times. Ms Carey is happy her song finally hit the top spot. She tweeted: "We did it". The song is also the most streamed song in the U.K. on Spotify.

Mariah Carey was born in 1969. She is also an actor and businesswoman. She is the solo artist with the most number ones in the USA. She has 19; The Beatles have 20. The Guinness World Records book said she has a unique voice. She can use five octaves. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is very popular at Christmas parties and get-togethers. Wikipedia said: "It is an up-tempo love song....It is the most played holiday song in modern history."

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