When you think of Christmas songs a few that come to mind may be “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas,” “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Yes, it’s almost impossible to think about holiday tunes without that Mariah Carey track. But while listening to the smash hit, have you ever wondered just how much the diva has made off it over the years?
Since it’s release in 1994, the song has been played on every radio station during the holiday season and is so popular it was even made into children’s book in 2015 and a movie in 2017.
[From 2009. Mariah Carey’s official music video for ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. ]
Here’s the jaw-dropping amount Carey has raked in from “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and what some other popular artists like Paul McCartney make for their holiday jingles.
How much Mariah Carey has earned for the song
It’s that time of year again when the diva’s hit is being played everywhere and according to The Economist, between 1994 and 2017 Carey has earned a whopping $60 million from the song. Yep, you read that correctly. She’s banked $60 million in royalty checks since the tune was released.
Nielsen Music noted that “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is now the top-selling digital holiday song of all time. Moreover, as of the first week of December 2018, the tune was sitting at No. 14 on Hot 100 singles chart and is expected to crack the top 10 in the coming weeks just like it did last year.