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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

How Much Does Mariah Carey Make from 'All I Want For Christmas is You’?

You will likely hear Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" dozens of times before Christmas. As its popularity spikes again this year, many may be wondering how much money Mariah makes from the song, which came out in 1994.

When it comes to the question of how much Carey actually makes every year from just the one track, it’s hard to answer with a solid figure. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some concrete numbers out there to give fans a guess.

Celebrity Net Worth calculated that Carey gets somewhere between $600,000 and $1 million each December when the song’s popularity shoots up.

Streaming has opened up a whole new revenue stream for Mariah’s Christmas classic. Billboard noted in November 2021 that the track already had 11.2 million U.S. streams.

Apple says that it pays an average play rate of $0.01, while Spotify says artists are paid up to two-thirds of every dollar they make from music streaming. If Mariah’s current streaming rates continue, estimates indicate that she could be making close to $2 million from streaming it every year.

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