“I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there’s just one thing I need”. Every year it is the same old same old. While approaching the end of the year holidays, the cheeks are red under the effect of the hot wine while the ears are buzzing to the sound of the bells of Christmas. Among the rituals in the folklore of December, it is one to which he escapes with difficulty: the inescapable anthem All I Want For Christmas Is You . Since its release in 1994, the single from Mariah Carey floods the charts all the month of December, bringing quite a fortune to his interpreter.

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Sold more than 15 million copies in 24 years, the piece would have brought in more than $ 60 million in royalties to Mariah Carey, reports The Economist. And this is nothing compared to the amount released every year by the sale of securities, the rights of occasions, broadcasts radio and television and concerts. According to the weekly, the uk, together worth about 2.5 million dollars per year.

released on November 1, 1994, in Merry Christmas , the Christmas album from the diva, the song is gaining popularity every year. In 2003, it has been used in the romantic comedy british Love Actually .

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The song was taken up by a multitude of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé or Aloe Blacc. Mariah Carey was also paid to the exercise, by offering alternative versions over the years. Building on the success of the tube, it even organizes all the since 2014 a Christmas show inspired by his song.

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