Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is back #1 on the United World Chart for the 1st time this year and for an 8th week since its first release in 1994, scoring another 272,000 points (+ 10,5%) with 203,000 from streaming (+10%), 32,000 from sales (+7%) and 37,000 from airplay (+18%) with a total of 15,028,000 points, now no. 8 on the ALL TIME CHART!

Posted on December 23, 2022

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Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" returns to the #1 position on the United World chart for the 1st time this year and an 8th week in total, after 87 weeks on the chart, scoring another 272,000 points (+ 10,5%) with 203,000 from streaming (+10%), 32,000 from sales (+7%) and 37,000 from airplay (+18%) with a total of 15,028,000 points, now at no. 8 on the ALL TIME CHART! Released 28 years ago, "All I Want For Christmas Is You", reached No. 1 for the first time in week 52, 1994, only to return to #1 in week 1 of 2019, week 1 of 2020, week 52 of 2020 till week 1 of 2021 and week 52, 2021! "All I Want For Christmas" returned to #1 on the Billboard Global Excl'US last week, for the 1st time this year, and has topped the Billboard Global 200 for 11 weeks so far! Written and produced by Mariah and Walter Afanasieff, the song was released as the lead single from Mariah’s 4th studio album and first holiday album, ‘Merry Christmas’ on October 29, 1994. The song became a huge global success, topping the charts in 28 countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden & Switzerland. It reached #2 in Guatemala, Ireland, Japan & Korea, #3 in Estonia, #5 in Belgium (Flanders), #7 in Poland & #9 in Malaysia. In 2019, it topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, 25 years after its original release, breaking several records, including the longest trip to #1! The following year, it also topped the Official UK chart for the first time, after spending a record 69 weeks in the top 40! The song returned to #1 in the UK this year. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the best-selling holiday song of All Time by a female artist, and one of the best-selling physical singles in music history, having sold 17 million copies worldwide! The song has been certified 12x Platinum in the US for sales of 12 million, becoming the first and only holiday song to accomplish this feat! It is also certified Diamond in Canada (800.000), 9x Platinum in Australia (630.000), 6x Platinum in the UK (4M), 4x Platinum in Denmark (360.000), Italy (280.000) & Norway (240.000), 3x Platinum in New Zealand (30.000) & Spain (150.000), 2x Platinum in Germany (1M), Japan (500.000) & Portugal (20.000), Platinum in Brazil (60.000) & Greece (2M Streams) and Gold in Belgium (10,000)!


SAM SMITH & Kim Petras' "Unholy" dips 1-2 on the United World Chart after 8 non consecutive weeks atop the rank, earning another 259,000 points and a total of 3,441,000 after 12 weeks on the chart! Released on September 22, 2022 as the lead single from Sam's upcoming 4th studio album, 'Gloria, "Unholy" is #6 this week on the Billboard Global 200 after topping the chart for 4 weeks and holds at #3 on the Billboard Global chart Excl.US after topping the rank for 8 weeks. In the US, the song hit #1 in its 4th week, becoming the 1st song from either artist to reach the top of the chart and Smith's highest charting single, surpassing 2014's "Stay with Me" which peaked at #2. The song made history with Petras becoming the first openly transgender woman to reach #1, and Smith the first openly non-binary person to do so. "Unholy" has been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, marking Smith's first nomination since 2015 and Petras's first nomination overall. The song also debuted atop the Official UK Singles chart with 5.9 Million streams, becoming Smith's 8th UK #1 to date, putting them on par with Oasis and the Rolling Stones, and Petras's 1st. It also debuted at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, Smith's 2nd chart-topper down under and Petras's first! The song has also reached #1 in Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia & Turkey, #2 in Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, Lebanon, Norway, Portugal, Romania & Switzerland, #3 in Denmark & Finland, #4 in South Africa, #5 in France and Top 10 in Belgium (Flanders), Brazil, Indonesia & Japan (Billboard). “Unholy” has been certified Platinum in Australia (70.000 units), New Zealand (30.000), Poland (50,000) & the US (1M), and Gold in Austria (15,000), Belgium (20,000), France (100.000), Germany (200.000), Italy (50.000) & the UK (400.000)!


Taylor Swift's “Anti-Hero” holds at #3 after a 3 week reign atop the United World Chart, earning another 219.000 points in its 8th week on the list. "Anti-Hero" debuted atop the United World chart with Taylor charting 5 songs simultaneously in the top 10, the 1st Artist to do so in United World chart history, including “Lavender Haze” at no.3, “Snow On The Beach” ft. Lana Del Rey at #4, 'Midnight Rain' at no.5 and 'Maroon' at no.8! “Anti-Hero” is the lead single from Taylor’s 10th studio album ‘Midnights’ and was written and produced by Swift and Jack Antonoff. Its lyrics were inspired by Taylor's nightmares, and her issues with anxiety, depersonalization and self-hatred! "Anti-Hero" scored over 17.4 million plays in its first 24 hours on Spotify globally, setting a new record for the biggest opening day for a song in the platform's history. The single also debuted atop the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. US charts, holding at #1 on the Global 200 for 4 weeks and topping the Global Excl. US chart for 6 consecutive weeks, Swift's 9th #1 single. It's #8 this week on the Billboard Global Excl. US chart! The song is #7 this week in the US. Swift became the 1st artist in history to occupy the entire top 10 spots of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneouly, the 1st artist to occupy the whole top 10 of the Hot 100, the Streaming Songs and Digital Songs charts the same week, the female artist with the most top 10 entries (40), surpassing Madonna, and the 1st artist to debut atop both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 simultaneously 4 times! In Australia, "Anti-Hero" marked Taylor’s 9th #1 song, and spent 6 consecutive weeks atop the ARIA singles chart where it is #3 this week. "Anti-Hero" marked Swift's 2nd #1 single in the UK after "Look What You Made Me Do" in 2017, and held for 6 weeks at #1. This week it has slipped to #6. Swift became the first woman to simultaneously debut atop the UK Singles and Albums chart since Miley Cyrus in 2013 with ‘Bangerz’ and "Wrecking Ball". The song marked Taylor’s third chart-topper in Ireland, and scored a Chart Double with Midnights' debuting atop the IRMA Albums Chart! "Ant-Hero" held at #1 in Ireland for 6 weeks, and dips to #4 this week! In Germany, "Anti-Hero" scored Swift her 1st top 10 song on the official Top 100 Songs chart since "Look What You Made Me Do", debuting at #8! It has also reached #1 in Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Philippines & Singapore. It's a Top 5 hit in Greece, Iceland, India, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Taiwan & Vietnam, and a top 10 hit in Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia & Switzerland! “Anti-Hero” has already been certified Platinum in Australia (70.000) & Canada (80.000), Gold in New Zealand (15.000) and Gold in the UK (400.000)!


Wham!!’s “Last Christmas” lifts 6-4 on the United World top 10 with 217.000 points! In the US, the song lifts 9-6 reaching a new peak! Its #3 this week on the Billboard Global 200 and holds at #2 on the Billboard Global Excl'US! Originally released in December 1984 via CBS Records, it was written and produced by George Michael. "Last Christmas" is #1 this week on the Official UK chart for the 1st time this year. It spent 5 consecutive weeks at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, held off the top spot at Christmas by Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" on which Michael also performed. After many chart runs in subsequent years, which included three more weeks at #2, the song finally reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart on New Year's Day 2021, more than 36 years after its initial release, becoming Wham!’s 5th UK #1 single. "Last Christmas" had for many years held the record as the highest-selling single "never" to top the Official Singles Chart with 1.9 million copies sold (not including streams) and finally topped the chart with 40,149 combined sales in January 2021 after drawing 9.2 million streams the last week of 2020 and selling 1,555 downloads! The song also topped the charts in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden, hitting #2 in Australia, Belgium (Flanders), Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway & Switzerland, #3 in Canada, Greece & Portugal, #6 in Poland, #7 in France and #9 in Spain! Wham! donated all of their royalties to relief efforts for the Ethiopian famine. It was the most-played Christmas song of the 21st century in the UK, overtaken only by "Fairytale of New York" in 2015. The song has been certified 5x Platinum in Australia (350,000) Denmark (450,000) and the UK (3M), 3x Platinum in Japan (750,000), 2x Platinum in Canada (160,000), Italy (100,000), New Zealand (40,000) & the US (2M) and Platinum in Germany (500,000), Netherlands (100,000), Portugal (10,000) & Spain (50,000)!


David Guetta's "I'm Good (Blue)" with Bebe Rexha dips 4-5 after peaking at #3 on the United World Chart, earning another 198.000 points in its 16th week on the list! Released on 26 August 2022, via What a DJ and Warner UK, the song was written by Kamille and Rexha who also composed the track with Deba Dakaj, Phil Plested and Guetta. I’m good” samples Eiffel 65's 1998 global hit "Blue (Da Ba Dee)” and after going viral on Tik Tik this year, it has topped the charts in 20 countries so far and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 Global chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Guetta's 7th and Rexha's 4th US top 10 hit. The song is #7 this week on the Billboard Global 200 Excl.US and has reached #1 in Australia, Belgum, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. It has reached #2 in Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Lebanon & Slovakia, #3 in Bulgaria & Germany, #4 in France, Hungary, Lithuania & New Zealand, and top ten in Italy, Portugal, Singapore & South Africa! The song has been certified 3x Platinum in Brazil for 120.000 sales units, Platinum in Canada (80.000), France (200.000), Italy (100,000), Spain (60.000) and the UK (600,000) and is already Gold in Austria (15.000), Denmark (45.000), Germany (200.000) & New Zealand (15.000). “I’m Good” has been nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.


Harry Styles' chart-topper "As It Was" dips 5-6 on the United World chart, scoring another 191,000 points after 37 weeks on the chart and 22 weeks at #1, the longest run at #1 in United World chart history! The song has earned 11,673,000 points in total, and lifts to #32 on the All Time Chart! "As It Was" is the title track from Harry’s record-breaking album ‘Harry’s House’, and reigns atop the United World year-to-date list, the World's #1 song of 2022! "As It Was" earned the Guinness World Records title for the most streamed track on Spotify within 24 hours by a male artist, and broke the Apple Music streaming record for most 1st-day streams for a 2022 release. It's the fastest song to reach 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 & 900 Million streams on Spotify, the fastest Solo song to reach a Billion, and the fastest Song to reach 1.2 Billion, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 & 1.6 Billion streams! “As It Was” opened atop the Billboard Global 200 with the greatest global streaming week of 2022, becoming Styles's 1st No. 1 on the chart, and also topped the Billboard Global Excl.US where it is #9 this week! “As It Was” is Harry’s 2nd number one single in the US! The song spent 15 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the longest-running US number one by a UK act, the longest-running #1 song of the decade, the longest running #1 solo song of All Time and the 4th longest running #1 Song in Hot 100 history! In the UK, "As It Was" became Styles's 2nd solo #1 on the Official singles chart, debuting with the biggest sales and streaming weeks of any single in 2022. It spent 10 weeks atop the UK chart, becoming the longest-running #1 of the year . "As It Was" has topped the weekly charts in 35 countries including Australia where it reigned atop the ARIA Singles Chart for 7 weeks, and Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden & Switzerland! The song hit #2 in Argentina, Bolivia, Finland, Japan (Billboard Hot Overseas), Norway, Peru, Russia & South Africa! It's a top 5 hit in Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Panama, Paraguay, the Philippines & Romania, and is a top 10 hit in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, Uruguay & Vietnam. The Song has been certified Diamond in France (333.333), 5x Platinum in Australia (350.000), 4x Platinum in Canada (320.000), 3x Platinum in Mexico (420.000) & Portugal (30.000), 2x Platinum in Austria (60.000), Italy (200.000), New Zealand (60.000), Spain (120.000), Switzerland (40.000), UK (1.2000.000) & the US (2 Million) and Platinum in Denmark (90,000), Germany (400.000) & Poland (50.000). It's been certified Platinum in Greece for 2M streams!


Japanese Idol Group Nogizaka46) scores a Hot Shot Debut on the United World Chart landing at #7 with its 31st single "Koko Ni Wa Nai Mono" and 189.000 points! The song debuted atop the Oricon Singles chart with huge sales of 653,998! Since their third single, every Nogizaka46's song has reached #1 on the weekly Oricon chart! Nogizaka46 has sold over 18 million CDs in Japan so far.


Brenda Lee Official's ”Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree” lifts 10-8 on the United World Top 10, scoring another 175.000 points in its 21st total week on the chart! "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and was recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958! In 2008, on its 50th anniversary, Lee's original version had already sold over 25 million copies around the world with the 4th most digital downloads sold of any Christmas single! Although Decca released the single in both 1958 and again in 1959, it only became a hit in 1960 when it entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time, eventually peaking at #14 that year. Lee's 1958 recording still gets a huge amount of airplay, and has become a holiday favorite, returning each year to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reaching an all-time chart peak of No. 2 during the 2019 holiday season. The song rebounds 4-2 this week on the Billboard Global 200, and lifts 9-5 on the Billboard Global Excl. US. It has reached #1 in Lithuania, #2 in Canada, Greece, Latvia, New Zealand & Slovakia, #3 in Hungary & Switzerland, #4 in Austria, Germany & Ireland, #5 in the Czech Republic, Sweden & the UK, #7 in the Netherlands and #8 in Australia & Portugal! The Song has been certified 2x Platinum in the UK for 1.2M sales units and Platinum in New Zealand (20,000), Gold in Denmark (45,000), Italy (25,000), Portugal (5,000), Spain (25,000) and Greece (1M)!


SZA's new "Kill Bill" from her 2nd studio album 'SOS' lands at #9 on the United World Chart with 168,000 points! The song is titled after the 2003 martial arts film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The song is about expressing desire to kill both a former boyfriend and his new girlfriend. The narrator fact finally commits double homicide, repeatedly choosing "jail" or "hell" over being "alone"..."Kill Bill" has landed at #3 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 and debuts at #5 on the Billboard Global 200! The song hit #1 in New Zealand, #4 in Sweden, #5 in Australia & Canada, #7 in Ireland, #15 in the UK, #48 in the Netherlandsn #50 in Lithuania & #76 in Switzerland!


Nigerian Superstar Rema slips 8-10 on the United World chart with his smash hit "Calm Down" from his debut studio album 'Rave & Roses' (2022), earning another 164.000 points in its 16th week on the chart! The song charted across Europe, reaching number one on the Belgian Ultratop 50, the Dutch Top 40 and Dutch Single Top 100. A remix of the song with American singer Selena Gomez was released on 25 August 2022. The new version has reached #5 on the Billboard Global 200, #4 on the Billboard Global Excl’US and has been #1 on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart for an unmatched 15 weeks, breaking the record for the longest-charting #1 single of All Time! “Calm Down" (The Original Version) has so far reached #1 in Belgium (Wallonia), the Netherlands, Romania & Switzerland, #2 in France, Lebanon & Luxembourg, #3 in Portugal, #7 in South Africa, #10 in Belgium (Flanders) & the UK, #15 in Ireland, #12 in Malaysia, #20 in Austria, #21 in Germany, #26 in Singapore, #29 in Italy, #55 in Sweden and #94 in Canada! “Calm Down” has been certified Diamond in France for 333,333 units, Platinum in Belgium (40.000) and Gold in Italy (50,000), Netherlands (40,000), Portugal (5,000), Spain (30,000) & US (500,000) and Silver in the UK (200,000).


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