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Mariah Carey’s Music Magic: Songs on the Brink of 100 Million Streams

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The start of 2024 has been filled with excitement for Mariah Carey fans. From the debut of Ariana Grande’s “yes, and?” remix featuring Carey to Mariah’s nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, her iconic Grammy award, and her memorable appearance as the presenter for Miley Cyrus’ thrilling win, the Queen of Music has been unstoppable. Additionally, news of a Vegas concert in the works adds to the anticipation surrounding Carey’s remarkable year.

Amidst swirling speculations about upcoming certifications, a potential summer album release, or a collaboration with Cardi B, we eagerly await Mariah Carey’s next move.

With the latest update from Chartmasters reflecting Mariah’s global sales figures more accurately, the significant impact of streaming on both single and album sales in the music industry becomes increasingly apparent.

21 tracks have now surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify alone, with Emotions and Endless Love being the latest to reach this milestone. It’s remarkable how Mariah’s catalog, predominantly released before the streaming era, continues to achieve such milestones and thrive across all platforms.

Considering this, we’ve chosen to compile a list of hits that will likely reach the 100 million stream milestone sometime this year.

Oh Santa! (feat. Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson) – 94,500,000 streams

Achieving new milestones every year since its debut in 2020, the trio version of “Oh Santa!” is steadily gaining momentum toward attaining the classic status of “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” While it faces the challenge of surpassing the achievements and milestones of “All I Want,” it wouldn’t be unexpected for the song to enter the top 10 in the coming years, considering its consistent rise to new heights annually. With over 94 million streams to date, a mere 6 million streams will propel this song to the coveted 100 million mark, likely before Christmas day arrives.

Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town – 91,300,000 streams

Christmas marks Mariah’s annual celebration, and as other tracks from the “Merry Christmas” album have already surpassed the 100 million mark, it’s expected that the remaining tracks are steadily heading in that direction. With over 91 million streams and a Gold Plaque from the RIAA, this song is another contender to reach the milestone before Christmas day arrives.

It’s Like That – 81,200,000 streams

The primary single from her purported “comeback” album is steadily climbing to join “We Belong Together” and “Shake it Off” in the 100 million club. Accompanied by a killer video and striking visuals, the video has garnered 76 million views on Youtube as well. It appears that the song is poised to achieve the milestone on both platforms in the near future.

Honey – 80,400,000 streams

As Mariah’s third and record-breaking single to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, it ushered in a new era with its fresh sound and sexier video. Despite its status, the song is often overlooked as a killer hit, even though it attracts 45 thousand streams daily. At this pace, it will take 436 days to reach the milestone unless we give it a boost. Being a double platinum hit, we should definitely “make it happen”.

Silent Night – 80,200,000 streams

Taking advantage of the Christmas success highlighted earlier, the song benefits from being the first track on the album, attracting streams from curious listeners. With last year’s performance as a benchmark, it’s likely that this season will witness the song reaching its milestone.

Fantasy (feat. O.D.B.) – 76,800,000 streams

With the original version boasting 373 million streams, the Fantasy remix featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard remains one of Mariah’s cherished collaborations, securing an 8-week chart-topping status. Despite the remix garnering 48,000 daily streams compared to the original’s 420,000, both versions have achieved a coveted 6x platinum RIAA status.

Against All Odds (feat. Westlife) – 75,100,000 streams

A beloved hit among Brits, the collaboration has amassed significantly more streams than its parent single (15 million). Its popularity in European markets propelled it to the top of the UK charts in 2000. A stellar cover of Phil Collins’ original, the song remains a perennial favorite, earning a spot in some country year-end charts.

It’s a Wrap – 59,800,000

While It’s a Wrap is farther from the milestone compared to the previously mentioned songs, it experienced a remarkable surge from a single million to nearly 60 million streams, thanks to TikTok virality long after its release. Despite no longer being featured on TikTok, the song still garners a robust 43 thousand streams daily. It wouldn’t be surprising if the song eventually earns Gold certification, likely starting in the US.

And “It’s a wrap” for songs currently nearing the 100 million stream milestone. Consider adding these tracks to your playlist and giving them a nudge. While we’re nudging, why not include some Rainbow tracks in your playlist? The worldwide global sales count stands at 9.9 million, so close to making Rainbow Mariah’s 8th 10-million selling album.

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