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13 December 2022, 16:57
Mariah Carey rakes in a whopping amount of royalty money every year thanks to her iconic festive hit 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.
Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' makes the singer a lot of money every year. That's a fact.
But just how much is Mariah adding to her bank account each year thanks to the 1994 yuletide classic?
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Are you ready to find out how much Mariah is making?
According to the New York Post, Mariah rakes in around $3 million (£2.4 million) per year!
The Independent revealed the figure as well as reporting it as one of the most streamed Christmas songs of the year... well... duh!
In December 2019 it was reported by The Economist the song has earned Mariah over $60 million (£45 million) in total at that point in time.
Following Christmas in 2021, Carey has likely raked in another $12.5 million (£10.1 million) taking her earnings on the song to over $72 million (£58.2 million).
In fact, Mariah's song is so iconic with Christmas she was scooped up by Walkers for a festive ad to coincide with the 25th anniversary of her legendary Christmas album last year.
And in 2011, Mariah and Justin Bieber revamped 'All I Want For Christmas' for a modern update with a then 18-year-old Biebs featuring on the record.
It's also become renowned for being part of everyone's favourite Christmas movie Love Actually, when Olivia Olson's character Joanna belts out the tune at the school's Christmas concert and young Sam – played by Thomas Brodie Sangster – thinks she's singing to him as he plays the drums while watching his crush.
From then on it was clear this tune is never getting old.
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