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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Adds Record 17th Week at No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 Chart

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” strings up a record-extending 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart (dated Dec. 30).

The modern seasonal standard also tops the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a 12th frame.

Plus, Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!” hits the top 10 of both the Global 200 (11-7) and Global Excl. U.S. (13-10) for the first time; José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” returns to the Global 200’s top 10 (12-10); and Kelly Clarkson’s “Underneath the Tree” makes its first appearance in the Global Excl. U.S. top 10 (11-9), as it rises 10-6 on the Global 200.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, which began in September 2020, rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the United States.

Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.

Carey’s ‘Christmas’ Extends Global 200 No. 1 Record

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” leads the Global 200 for a fourth consecutive week, with 115.3 million streams (up 12%) and 12,000 sold (down 2%) worldwide Dec. 15-21. The song, originally released in 1994, spends a record-extending 17th week at No. 1, following four frames in both the 2020 and 2021 holiday seasons and five frames over last year’s holidays.

Wham!’s “Last Christmas” holds at its No. 2 high on the Global 200; Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” keeps at No. 3, after reaching No. 2 last holiday season; Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” repeats at its No. 4 best; and Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me” returns to its No. 5 peak, from No. 6.

Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!” reaches the Global 200’s top 10 for the first time, rising 11-7 amid a flurry of activity in worldwide streams (51 million, up 19%) and sales (2,000, up 2%). The song, from 1959, is the late crooner’s first top 10 on the chart.

Plus, José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” revisits the Global 200’s top 10 (12-10), with 48.8 million streams (up 18%) and 4,000 sold (up 20%) worldwide. The 1970 classic hit a No. 5 high last holiday season.

Carey’s ‘Christmas’ Tops Global Excl. U.S., Clarkson, Martin Hit Top 10

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” concurrently tops the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a fourth week in a row, with 72 million streams (up 11%) and 5,000 sold (up 8%) outside the U.S. Dec. 15-21. The song tallies a 12th total week at No. 1, following one in the 2020 holiday season, three weeks the next year and four last season.

Wham!’s “Last Christmas” repeats at its No. 2 Global Excl. U.S. high; Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” dances merrily back to its No. 3 best, from No. 4; Sia’s “Snowman” rises to a new No. 4 high, from No. 5; and Michael Bublé’s “It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas” climbs 6-5, after reaching No. 4 last holiday season.

Kelly Clarkson’s “Underneath the Tree” makes its first trip to the Global Excl. U.S. top 10 (11-9), as it advances 10-6 on the Global 200. The song, from 2013, drew 28.9 million streams (up 16%) and sold 1,000 (up 12%) outside the U.S. in the tracking week. It becomes Clarkson’s first top 10 since the Global Excl. U.S. chart began.

Additionally, Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!” hits the Global Excl. U.S. top 10 for the first time, pushing 13-10 with 28.2 million streams (up 19%) outside the U.S., marking his first top 10 on the ranking.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Dec. 30, 2023) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Dec. 27, a day later than usual due to the Christmas holiday). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on Billboard.com, while the complete 200-title rankings are visible on Billboard Pro, Billboard’s subscription-based service. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.

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