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Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" To Make Its Award Show Debut At 2023 BBMAs

Mariah Carey is set to take the stage at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards.

As the Queen of Christmas, it’s only appropriate for her to perform her holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” with a “festive Aspen-inspired and surprise-filled” set, creative directed by the illustrious Debbie Allen. This also marks the first time the record will be performed at an award show.

The mother of two described working with Allen as collaborative and intentional, telling Access Hollywood, “I pretty much know if I call Debbie, then it’s a whole different thing.”

In addition to that historic moment, Carey is set to receive the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for the success that the timeless smash hit has garnered over the past 30 years.


Carey currently holds the record as the artist with most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (91 to be exact), and she’s the female songwriter with the most No. 1 hits on the Hot 100. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has topped the chart annually since 2019.

Despite many suing the singer over alleged copyright infringement, the festive jam still holds the reigns as the official start to the holiday season. Carey’s Merry Christmas One and All! tour kicks off tonight (Nov. 15) in California, ahead of her BBMA performance. The 16-city tour will conclude the week before Christmas on Dec. 17 in New York City at Madison Square Garden. The 2023 Billboard Music Awards will stream live on Nov. 19 via Billboard‘s website and social media platforms.


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