Mariah Carey is widely known as the ‘Queen of Christmas‘ due to her theme playing absolutely everywhere when the holidays come. ‘All I Want for Christmas‘ breaks selling and streaming records every single holiday season. But it’s time to find out how much money Mariah Carey gets paid for this. This is only royalty money but we will also talk about her full net-worth. Mariah Carey has been one of the most successful singers in the world for decades. Before we touch on her Christmas royalties every year, let’s talk about her actual net-worth.
The American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and entrepeneur has been active for decades. She is one of the 15 best-selling artists in music history, selling over 200 million albums worldwide. Mariah is also the second best-selling female artist of all-time, just behind Madonna. However, she does have more #1 songs than any other female writer/producer in American chart history. Carey has already won 5 Grammys, 10 AMAs, and 15 Billboard Music Awards. As far as her total net-worth, Mariah Carey is worth a whopping $340 million.
All Mariah wants for Christmas is money
Every holiday season, Mariah Carey gets her pockets even more filled with money thanks to a single song. There has been a massive increase last year compared to previous years due to streaming services. Since it was released to the public in 1994, this song has already made nearly $100 million. Steadily, this song used to make around $600k per season. But 2021 alone got Mariah to earn an incredible $16.2 million, for just one song! Just between 1994 and 2019, the song made $60 million and the rest has been from the last two holiday seasons.
During the 2022 season, ‘All I Want for Christmas‘ is projected to earn over $20 million, according to The Economist. The Youtube video already has north of 730 million plays. Streaming services such as Spotify have already played this song around 1.2 billion times. A timeless song that will continue making millions of dollars until the end of times for Mariah Carey. Needless to say, this song is the main culprit for Mariah Carey’s title as the ‘Queen of Christmas’.