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How much Mariah Carey earns every Christmas

Gabriella Ferlita

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How much Mariah Carey earns every Christmas

Featured Image Credit: Featured Image Credit: Album / Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

It’s pretty much a fact at this point that Mariah Carey begins defrosting as soon as Halloween is over. Metaphorically, we mean.

Her 1994 track ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is an absolute banger even almost 30 years after it was released, so it’s only natural that listeners want to know how much the singer rakes in every festive season.

Well, it doesn’t look like the 52-year-old will ever need to fret about money in the near future, as she’s already made an eye-watering amount from her Christmas hit.

As per The Economist, Mariah collected $60 million from the track between 1996 and 2016.

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Her 1994 track ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is an absolute banger. Credit: Album / Alamy Stock Photo
Her 1994 track ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is an absolute banger. Credit: Album / Alamy Stock Photo

This means on a year-by-year basis, she has raked in an average of around $2.6 million per year (£2.2 million).

While it’s not currently clear how much Mariah makes every Christmas from the track, looking back at her previous track record, it’s got to be a glowing amount.

Consider the amount she also receives in loyalties from streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, I think our festive favourite singer will be just fine.

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But despite her success with the infamous festive track, it’s still not enough it’s not enough to consider Mariah the ‘Queen of Christmas’.

She won't need to worry about money in the near future. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
She won't need to worry about money in the near future. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

I know what you’re thinking. Firstly, yes, her application to trademark the nickname ‘Queen of Christmas’ was a legitimate one.

And secondly, her attempt to be dubbed the moniker has been turned down by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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Should the application have gone through, it would have given Carey the legal right to prevent others from calling themselves the title on music and merchandise.

But the application was reportedly denied under the grounds that her company did not respond to a different singer’s opposition against the title.

She still can't be considered 'The Queen of Christmas'. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
She still can't be considered 'The Queen of Christmas'. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

The singer, 52, was also unsuccessful in trademarking the abbreviation for the title ‘QOC’ and ‘Princess Christmas’.

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Last year, Carey’s company Lotion LLC previously applied for the yuletide trademark last year, which led to a different singer, Elizabeth Chan - who has a 2021 festive album titled ‘The Queen of Christmas’ - submitted a legal challenge in August to prevent Carey from being titled the same name.

Elizabeth was given the same nickname as what Carey hoped to be dubbed by The New Yorker in 2018 after she released original Christmas music each year for a decade, and condemned Carey for her supposed attempts at ‘monetising’ the season of giving.

Topics: Celebrity, Christmas, Money

Gabriella Ferlita
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