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American singer Mariah Carey has [reached / reaching] number one in the U.S. music charts with her classic song "All I Want For Christmas Is You". It is not [unusual / unusually] for a festive song to be the best [buyer / seller] at Christmas, but Carey's famous song was first [release / released] 25 years ago. When the song [first / second] came out in 1994, it was on a record with several other songs. This meant it was [not / now] allowed to compete in Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Rules have been changed [under / over] the years. Carey's song has got near number one several times [since / in] 1994. The singer said she was very happy her song [finally / final] hit the top spot. She tweeted: "We did it". The song is also currently the most streamed song in the U.K. on the music [steaming / streaming] service Spotify.

Mariah Carey was born in 1969. She is a singer, songwriter, actress, record [product / producer] , and [enterprise / entrepreneur] . She is now the solo artist with the most ever number [ones / one] in the U.S. chart. She is one behind The Beatles, who had 20 number ones. The Guinness World Records book called her the "Songbird Supreme". She has a unique [voice / voices] and can sing in five different [octagons / octaves] . Her song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is famous worldwide. It has become an essential [tune / dune] at Christmas parties and family get-togethers. Wikipedia said: "The [tack / track] is an up-tempo [like / love] song that includes [bell / ball] chimes, heavy back-up vocals, and synthesizers....It is the most played holiday song in [ancient / modern] history."

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