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Mariah Carey Feels 'Honored' As 'All I Want For Christmas Gets Inducted Into National Recording Registry

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on April 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

It might not be the holidays, but Mariah Carey is getting accolades for her hit Christmas song! 

The American singer is one of the best-selling and most celebrated artists ever. In 1994, she released her hit Christmas song "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which hasn't stopped topping charts and winning several awards. 

In addition to a long lineup of awards and accomplishments, the song recently got inducted into the National Recording Registry. This news had the award-winning songwriter in her dancing pants! 

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Mariah Carey Is Overwhelmed With Joy As Her Bill-Board Topping Song Hits A New Milestone 

Mariah Carey toasts the holidays with her Black Irish liqueurs

The 54-year-old hitmaker couldn't hide her joy as her 1994 song, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," got inducted into National Recording Registry. She took to Instagram to celebrate the milestone and officially reveal the news to her fans. 

She shared a screenshot of a news outlet carrying the good news. The headline read, "Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Joins The National Registry." Accompanying the headline was a stunning image of the five-time Grammy winner captured as she sang. 

The "Visions of Love" singer was filled with excitement and gratitude, which she expressed in the post's caption. She wrote, "I'm honored beyond belief! I did not even imagine this would happen when writing and recording this song! Thank you so much, Ms. Hayden and the @librarycongress ??"

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Sure enough, the post's comments section was blowing up with thousands of fans congratulating the singer. One fan wrote, "Well deserved! One of the perfect songs ever written," while another fan remarked, "Congratulations, Legendary Queen @mariahcarey Beyond deserving." A third fan added, "Congratulations to the GOAT."

The mom of two also took to Twitter to share her joy. Per reports, she reposted a 1-minute video of the Library of Congress officially informing her of the honor and quoted it with the same caption she shared on her Instagram. 

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In the video, Carey described the achievement as "incredible" while speaking about the track's outstanding success since its release. She said, "When I first wrote 'All I Want for Christmas Is You,' everybody always asks me, 'Oh, did you know it was gonna be this big?' and the answer is always no."

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She continued, "This is major. This is so gratifying to me as an artist. As a songwriter, of course. ... I had no idea [it would be this big]. I just wrote from my heart what I wanted. Thank you so much for including me in this incredible company."

Aside from Carey's song, other songs selected for this year's class include Madonna's "Like a Virgin," Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina," The Four Seasons "Sherry," John Lennon's "Imagine," and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."

In choosing the record, the Library of Congress commented on the song's finesse and how it continued to top the charts yearly. 

The 'It' a Wrap' Singer Speaks On Her Love For Christmas 

While the 54-year-old has a recording-breaking Christmas song and has been nicknamed the Queen Of Christmas, she didn't always have a happy holiday. Per The Blast, the "Emotions" singer spoke about her love for Christmas, crediting her rough childhood

Explaining how her love for the festive season came about, Carey said, "Darling, look, I know a lot of the time people are like, 'Oh, yay! Look at her! She's so festive and such a Christmas girl,' or whatever. But really, Christmas makes me happy."

She continued, "People think I had this princess-style life, a kind of fairy-tale existence where I just emerged, like, 'Here I am!' And that is not what it is."

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The Guinness World Records breaker recalled her challenging childhood experience, crediting it as the reason for her love for the festive period. In her words, "But when you grow up with a messed-up life, and then you're able to have this transformation where you can make your life what you want it to be? That is a joy for me."

"That's why I want my kids to have everything they can have. I want them to understand they can be anything they want." The record producer further shed light on her released Christmas album. She said the idea came from her record company when she started her career. 

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"It was very early in my career, and I thought it was a little early for me to be doing that, but I was like, 'Well, I love Christmas,'" she explained. "I had some very sad Christmases as a child, but I always try to find the bright light there."

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