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The Holidays Are Here: Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Surges in Streams on Nov. 1

According to the festive Mariah Carey, the Christmas season officially began on Nov. 1. So, it’s no surprise to see her enduring holiday song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” surge in streams on…

According to the festive Mariah Carey, the Christmas season officially began on Nov. 1. So, it’s no surprise to see her enduring holiday song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” surge in streams on Nov. 1 and 2.

In the quick video that she tweeted, Carey pronounced, “It’s time” for the holidays, with a clip of the carol serving as a soundtrack.

The song garnered 1.14 million on-demand streams in the U.S. on Nov. 1 and 2 — up 160% compared to the 715,000 clicks it collected on Oct. 30 and 31, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

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“All I Want for Christmas Is You” nabbed 370,000 streams on Oct. 30, and then 345,000 on Oct. 31. On Nov. 1, it blasted to 940,000, and then on Nov. 2 it claimed 917,000 streams.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” was released in 1994 as part of Carey’s first holiday album, Merry Christmas. The track eventually hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2019 (becoming her 19th leader, the most among soloists).