I think every singer/songwriter’s dream is to hit the jackpot with an evergreen song that just keeps the royalties rolling in.
Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas banger ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has done just that.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mariah’s royalties from the song have clocked over $106 million.
Additionally, back in 2016 The Economist estimated the song was raking in $3.6 million annually. That would be a pretty decent passive income.
These figures took into account endorsements, streaming, licensing it to movies, tv shows and ads as well as public appearances.
mariah carey’s vocal agility was insane while singing “all i want for christmas is you” with michael bublé (2013) pic.twitter.com/HOECAQqXe4
— mariah vocals (@thebestofmimi) December 8, 2022