Mariah Carey accepts the Chart Achievement Award at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards Presented by Marriott Bonvoy.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the first song to lead Hot 100 charts across five distinct years and the only song to rain in more than two individual years. She has placed at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in a record 19 distinct years, and is the only woman with three songs who have taught the Hot 100 for 12 or more weeks, her record for the longest span of No. 1s on the hot 100 is 32 years and five months. And with Christmas, she has logged a record 91 weeks at No.1 on the Hot 100.
Thank you babies. Thank you. Thank you so much. I couldn’t ask for better presenters than Roc and Roe. Thank you guys. Alright well, I just want to say Billboard has been an integral part of my life for a very long time now. Even though I don’t acknowledge time, I kind of have to admit that some of my most memorable times in my career are connected to Billboard and the BBMAs. One thing I really have to say is that I’m so grateful for the fact that my fans have been here with me through the hits, the misses, the No. 1 and the bubbling unders. I love you so much. This award is particularly special to me because the song itself changed my entire life. When I first sat down to write “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” I never could have imagined that I would be standing here three months later accepting a special award for it okay, so I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s allowed this song to be part of their holiday soundtrack each year. I’m so honored to be receiving this award for this little songs chart achievements but the greatest achievement for me is being here with all of you and feeling the love that only music can generate. Thank you so much!
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