Mariah Carey returns to the top of the charts with All I Want For Christmas Is You as the festive hit scores SECOND number one 28 years after its release
Mariah Carey has made a glittering return to number one with All I Want For Christmas Is You on Friday.
The singer, 52, has only been number one in the UK charts once before with the festive track, reaching the top in 2020 – 26 years after its release.
Pop star Mariah knocked Taylor Swift off the top spot after the hitmaker scored a six-week reign with her single Anti-Hero.
Back on top: Mariah Carey, 52, has made a glittering return to number one with All I Want For Christmas Is You (pictured in 2018)
Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran’s Merry Christmas has also made an appearance in the top 10, alongside Michael Buble’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas and Last Christmas from Wham.
Elsewhere, Olly Murs said it ‘hadn’t sunk in’ after securing his fifth UK number one album with Marry Me.
The singer-songwriter, 38, went straight to the top after six years, despite being criticised heavily on social media this week for the lyrics on one of his tracks which were branded ‘controlling’.
Hitmaker: The singer has only been number one in the UK charts once before with the festive track, reaching the top in 2020 – 26 years after its release (pictured in 2015)
Olly said: ‘Wow, it’s been six years since I had a number one, so thank you so much to all the fans, you lot have been absolutely amazing!
‘Thanks to my wonderful team, to the Official Charts Company, I’m just so excited to have a number one album. Marry Me is number one this week!
‘It’s so amazing, I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet. It’s a lot of hard work that’s gone into this, thank you so much’
Success: Elsewhere, Olly Murs, 38, said it ‘hadn’t sunk in’ after securing his fifth UK number one album with Marry Me on Friday
The album success follows criticism for his song I Hate You When You’re Drunk, with online users drawing a link to his fiancée Amelia Tank.
Addressing the condemnation on BBC Breakfast this week, he said: “It’s obviously upsetting to think that people took it that way because it was not that intention.
“When you listen to the song and you understand the type of artist I am, it was just more in a cheeky fun way.”
Olly – who finished second on the X Factor in 2009 and claims he has battled ‘stigma’ in the music industry due to his reality television past – fought off stiff competition for the top spot from pop megastar Taylor Swift with her album Midnights.
Triumph: The singer-songwriter went straight to the top of the charts after six years since his last number one