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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Scores Record-Breaking 16th Week at No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 Chart

Mr. Nimbus | 12/18/2023

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” adds a record-breaking 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart (dated Dec. 16).

The modern holiday classic also tops the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for an 11th frame.

Plus, Sia’s “Snowman” reaches the Global Excl. U.S. top five for the first time, rising to No. 5.

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.

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

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” leads the Global 200 for a third consecutive week with 102.5 million streams (up 1%) and 12,000 sold (up 32%) worldwide Dec. 8-14. The song, originally released in 1994, has now spent a record-breaking 16 weeks at No. 1, following four weeks in both the 2020 and 2021 holiday seasons and five frames over last year’s holidays. It surpasses the 15-week command of Harry Styles’ “As It Was” in 2022.

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” again rings in at No. 4, its best rank; and Tate McRae’s “Greedy” rebounds 9-5, following two weeks at No. 1 beginning in November.

Carey’s ‘Christmas’ Tops Global Excl. U.S., Sia’s ‘Snowman’ Hits Top 5

Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” concurrently tops the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a third week in a row, with 64.8 million streams (down 4%) and 5,000 sold (down 2%) outside the U.S. Dec. 8-14. The song tallies an 11th 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; Tate McRae’s “Greedy” rebounds 4-3, three weeks after it hit No. 1; and Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” dips to No. 4 from its No. 3 best.

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Rounding out the Global Excl. U.S. top five, Sia’s “Snowman” makes a festive 8-5 flight, marking its, and Sia’s, first week in the region. The song, from 2017, with its profile boosted by TikTok, drew 34 million streams (up 2%) and sold 2,000 (up 18%) outside the U.S. Dec. 8-14.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Dec. 23, 2023) will update on tomorrow (Dec. 19). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on, 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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