Mariah Carey‘s classic Christmas jingle is the gift that keeps on giving … to her bank account, that is … we’ve done the math and she’s scored millions of XMAS $$$.
Our music industry sources tell us Mariah still pulls in big bucks on licensing and commercial deals for the classic. While we’re told she’s only making a fraction of a cent every time someone streams “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” the fractions add up to seven figures and counting, considering the popular Xmas track has over 1 billion streams just on Spotify.
One source who manages artists tells us singers typically make between .003 to .004 cents per single stream … and in Mariah’s case, that would work out to between $3,249,600 and $4,332,800 just on Spotify alone … and the figure will only grow.
Mariah’s 1994 song is hugely popular around the holidays and as another source put it … “Mariah can sit on her a** for the rest of her life and ONLY promote AIWFC and still be a millionaire.”
What’s more, the numbers don’t even take into account streams on other platforms, including Apple Music. We reached out to Apple for an all-time count on ‘AIWFC’ streams … so far no word back.
Streaming platforms weren’t around when Mariah first launched the song, and it’s pre-streaming days when she would’ve made the most money in sales … but that doesn’t mean today’s numbers translate to chump change.
Bottom line … Mariah never has to ask for money for Christmas.