2019 American Music Awards

Katy Perry's 'Cozy Little Christmas' Hits No. 1 on Adult Contemporary Chart

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Katy Perry arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles on Oct. 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

The song is the second holiday hit to top the tally this season.

Katy Perry's "Cozy Little Christmas" reaches the apex on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart (dated Dec. 29), rising from No. 2 to No. 1.

The original song, an Amazon exclusive promoted to radio by Capitol Records, becomes the 23rd AC holiday leader since 2000, around the time that a majority of stations in the format began playing seasonal songs 24/7 between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. It's the second such No. 1 this year, after John Legend and featured artist Esperanza Spalding's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which dips to No. 2 after three weeks at the top spot.

Perry achieves her third AC No. 1, following "Roar" (15 weeks, 2013-14) and "Firework" (one week, 2011).

Here's an updated recap of all the holiday songs that have dashed to the top of the AC chart since 2000:

Title, Artist, Chart Date Reached No. 1, Weeks at No. 1

"Cozy Little Christmas," Katy Perry, Dec. 29, 2018, one (to date)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," John Legend feat. Esperanza Spalding, Dec. 8, 2018, three
"Santa's Coming for Us," Sia, Dec. 23, 2017, three
"Baby, It's Cold Outside," Brett Eldredge feat. Meghan Trainor, Jan. 7, 2017, one
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Josh Groban, Dec. 24, 2016, one
"This Christmas," Train, Dec. 17, 2016, two
"This Christmas," Seal, Jan. 2, 2016, one
"Baby It's Cold Outside," Idina Menzel duet with Michael Buble, Dec. 20, 2014, three
"Underneath the Tree," Kelly Clarkson, Dec. 2, 2013, four
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," Rod Stewart, Dec. 8, 2012, five
"All I Want for Christmas Is You," Michael Buble, Dec. 10, 2011, five
"Oh Santa!," Mariah Carey, Dec. 18, 2010, four
"A Baby Changes Everything," Faith Hill, Dec. 20, 2008, three
"I'll Be Home for Christmas," Josh Groban, Dec. 22, 2007, three
"Frosty the Snowman," Kimberley Locke, Dec. 15, 2007, one
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," Daryl Hall John Oates, Dec. 30, 2006, two
"Jingle Bells," Kimberley Locke, Dec. 23, 2006, one
"Up on the Housetop," Kimberley Locke, Dec. 17, 2005, four
"Believe," Josh Groban, Dec. 11, 2004, five
"Sending You a Little Christmas," Jim Brickman with Kristy Starling, Jan. 3, 2004, one
"O Holy Night," Josh Groban, Dec. 28, 2002, two
"Simple Things," Jim Brickman feat. Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jan. 5, 2002, one
"The Christmas Shoes," NewSong, Jan. 6, 2001, one

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