Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” continues to spread holiday cheer year after year. And this week it made history too, becoming the first holiday song to be certified diamond in recorded music history, the Recording Industry Association of America reported to the Huffington Post.
Songs or albums reach diamond status when they’ve sold at least 10 million units, according to RIAA requirements. Carey’s holiday song has hit quite a few milestones since its release 27 years ago.
In 2019, it became the No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time ever. The holiday hit soared to the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s global top 200 chart on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the year prior.