How Much Does Mariah Carey Earn From Her Christmas Hit Each Year?

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.22 - 2023 9:44 AM CET

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Imagine having created a massive hit like Mariah Carey's, which will 'automatically' be played everywhere towards the end of each year.

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"All I Want For Christmas Is You" is perhaps the most iconic Christmas song ever.

Every year around Christmas time, Mariah Carey's holiday hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" dominates the charts.

People play the song year after year, and many speculate about how much the singer actually earns from her major hit, as it receives countless plays every Christmas.

And the figure will undoubtedly shock many.

In addition to the many streams, the song, since its first release in 1994, has also been re-recorded in 2010, and in 2011 in a version featuring both Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber.

Moreover, numerous major singers have attempted their versions of the song, with artists like Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Shania Twain performing it live at concerts.

Despite the many attempts to recreate its success, it is still the classic that finds its way to speakers all over the world every year.

The song is undoubtedly Mariah Carey's biggest international success, and year after year, it has topped various charts around Christmas time.

It is not known exactly how much Carey earns from the song, but according to "Celebrity Net Worth" they estimate that the song brings the singer an income of between $600,000 and $1,200,000 each year.

A 2018 report from Business Insider showed that she has earned more than $60 million from the song since its release in 1994.

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