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Christmas is the favorite time of year for Mariah Carey, and not only because every December he returns to earn a small fortune with his song ‘All I Want For Christmas’. The music diva has proposed to spread a little of the festive spirit that she has left over through the Snapchat platform, creating a new challenge or ‘challenge’ called Spotlight.
To participate in this contest, Platform users must record a video covering their famous Christmas carol and reveal what they most want to receive as a gift this Christmas period. The winner will win $ 50,000, but there is also a second prize of $ 30,000 and a third prize of $ 20,000.
The company Snap Inc. introduced Spotlight Challenges in October as a new way to reward content creators and, although currently only available in the United States, there are plans to introduce this feature in other markets. Without a doubt, Mariah’s claim will help increase her popularity in the face of this expansion.
Mariah Carey sets a new record
Each year is less surprising than Mariah Carey’s quintessential Christmas theme, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, be reproduced ad nauseam in television commercials, the piped music of department stores, in the houses of the most festive and even live thanks to those special galas that, at least until the arrival of the pandemic, forced the singer to leaving home.
However, after so many years –the song was released in 1994 and gained even more popularity thanks to the movie ‘Love Actually’– This single continues to give surprises, in this case on the US charts. And is that ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has returned to number one on the Billboard charts, a position that it has already reached up to three times in its long history.
Unsurprisingly, Mariah reacted enthusiastically to the news and quickly left a voice memo for all of her Twitter followers. He wanted to thank them in a special way for the continued support they have given him since the nineties, both in the good and in the bad moments that his eventful career has given him.
Likewise, a video is already circulating on social networks in which her children Monroe and Moroccan appear, as well as her partner Bryan Tanaka, waking up the interpreter to celebrate such a milestone with her. Curiously, the three number 1s harvested by ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ have been produced consecutively -2019, 2020 and 2021-, since in its first year on the charts the song only reached number 12. His first entry in the ‘top ten’ was not so long ago, in 2017.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.