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Here’s how much Mariah Carey earns for her Christmas classic

heres how much mariah carey earns for her christmas classic

Although Mariah Carey isn’t releasing music as quickly as she was during her ’90s heyday, she doesn’t really need to — considering “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is such a glorious moneymaker for the diva.

According to an article published by The Economist in 2017, Mimi’s hit earned over a whopping $60 million since it’s release. That’s a rate of $2.6 million per year over 23 years, meaning that it’s probably earned at least another $5.2 million since then. That’s a ho-ho-whole lot of cash.

What’s more, the song won’t stop growing, and, per CNN, it’s Spotify’s “most-streamed Christmas song of all time.” Let’s not forget YouTube, either, as the music video was added in 2009 and has amassed more than 605 million views. Not bad for a song that Carey didn’t even think was going to be such a pop classic.

Although Spotify decided not to return CNN‘s request for comment regarding royalties, a study done by Broadband Deals notes that “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has already earned more than $2 million since it was first added to the streaming platform — and it can only grow further from there. Considering Spotify pays its artists $0.00437 per play, that’s a lot of streams. “People love every inch of this song,” Randy Jackson perfectly explained in Carey’s documentary, adding, “When you say Christmas … Mariah Carey is Christmas.”

And frankly, this is a much better way for the singer to end the year than Mariah Carey’s disastrous 2016 New Year’s Eve performance, don’t you think?

heres how much mariah carey earns for her christmas classic

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