Mariah Carey Tops Billboard Hot 100 for Record-Extending 90th Week

Mariah Carey at Variety's Power of Women event in 2019
Mariah Carey at Variety's Power of Women event in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour for Variety/Shutterstock (10440153an)

The holiday season is Mariah Carey’s time to shine, and she’s been shining brighter than ever this year. In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100 with “All I Want For Christmas” for the 11th time, she also logged a record-extending 90th week atop the chart.

“All I Want For Christmas” returned to No. 1 for the third time this season alone, logging its 11th week atop the Hot 100. Its rise to prominence started in 2019, when it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, 25 years after its original release.

“All I Want For Christmas” set the new record for the longest span for a song atop the Hot 100. It initially soared to No. 1 on December 21, 2019, and topped the chart on 11 occasions over the span of three years and one week, ending with December 31, 2022 chart.

Carey also extended her record for a total of weeks at No. 1 with 90 and wrote that she was “jumping up and down in the snow” from excitement after the news broke. It will take a while before someone breaks her record—the second-ranked Rihanna only has 60 weeks atop, followed by The Beatles with 59 and Drake with 54.