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Mariah Carey made over $2M from her 1994 holiday anthem All I Want For Christmas Is You in 2021

Mariah Carey made over $2M from her 1994 holiday anthem All I Want For Christmas Is You in 2021

Five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey – who’s spending the holidays in Aspen – made somewhere between $1.965M and $2.38M in 2021 from her 1994 hit All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Billboard reported last Monday that the 53-year-old R&B diva’s Christmas anthem generated 1.747M song consumption units in US royalties, which earned her $1.55M.

It’s unclear precisely what percentage of the publishing royalties Mariah owns, but it could be anywhere from $415K to $830K on top of the $1.55M.

Gift that keeps on giving! Five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey made somewhere between $1.965M and $2.38M in 2021 from her 1994 hit All I Want For Christmas Is You

On December 12, Carey – who boasts a reported $340M net worth – celebrated the song topping the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth consecutive year therefore spending a grand total of nine weeks at No. 1.

But last Thursday, two-time Grammy winner Walter Afanasieff blasted the native New Yorker’s version of how they co-wrote All I Want for Christmas Is You 28 years ago.

‘She doesn’t play anything, she doesn’t play keyboard or piano,’ the Brazilian-born 64-year-old told Hot Takes & Deep Dives with Jess Rothschild.

Record label also gets a cut: The 53-year-old R&B diva's Christmas anthem generated 1.747M song consumption units in US royalties, which earned her $1.55M (pictured Friday)

Record label also gets a cut: The 53-year-old R&B diva’s Christmas anthem generated 1.747M song consumption units in US royalties, which earned her $1.55M (pictured Friday)

Boasts a reported $340M net worth: It's unclear precisely what percentage of the publishing royalties Mariah owns, but it could be anywhere from $415K to $830K on top of the $1.55M

Boasts a reported $340M net worth: It’s unclear precisely what percentage of the publishing royalties Mariah owns, but it could be anywhere from $415K to $830K on top of the $1.55M

'Grateful': On December 12, Carey celebrated the song topping the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth consecutive year therefore spending a grand total of nine weeks at No. 1

‘Grateful’: On December 12, Carey celebrated the song topping the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth consecutive year therefore spending a grand total of nine weeks at No. 1

‘She doesn’t understand music, she doesn’t know chord changes and music theory or anything like that. She doesn’t know a diminished chord from a minor seventh chord to a major seventh chord. 

‘So to claim that she wrote a very complicated chord-structured song with her finger on a Casio keyboard when she was a little girl, it’s kind of a tall tale.’

Mariah’s 2020 memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey will next be adapted into a miniseries by two-time Oscar nominee Lee Daniels, who previously directed her in his gritty dramas The Butler (2013) and Precious (2009).

'She doesn't play any instrument': Last Thursday, two-time Grammy winner Walter Afanasieff blasted the native New Yorker's version of how they co-wrote All I Want for Christmas Is You 28 years ago (pictured in 2017)

‘She doesn’t play any instrument’: Last Thursday, two-time Grammy winner Walter Afanasieff blasted the native New Yorker’s version of how they co-wrote All I Want for Christmas Is You 28 years ago (pictured in 2017) 

The Brazilian-born 64-year-old told Hot Takes & Deep Dives: 'She doesn't understand music, she doesn't know chord changes and music theory or anything like that. She doesn't know a diminished chord from a minor seventh chord to a major seventh chord. So to claim that she wrote a very complicated chord-structured song with her finger on a Casio keyboard when she was a little girl, it's kind of a tall tale'

The Brazilian-born 64-year-old told Hot Takes & Deep Dives: ‘She doesn’t understand music, she doesn’t know chord changes and music theory or anything like that. She doesn’t know a diminished chord from a minor seventh chord to a major seventh chord. So to claim that she wrote a very complicated chord-structured song with her finger on a Casio keyboard when she was a little girl, it’s kind of a tall tale’

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