It took 14 years for it to happen, but Mariah Carey scores her seventh U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart number one hit with Oh Santa! The only Act with a longer gap between number one hits on the Chart is The Eagles whose 20 year-gap ended with 1994 hit Love Will Keep Us Alive.
This first single off Carey's latest Holiday album Merry Christmas II You also holds the distinction of making the biggest leap ever on the Chart, jumping from number twelve to number one this week.
It will be interesting though to see whether or not this success will spill over to the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart where Carey has been waiting paitiently since 2008 for her 19th U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one hit, in effect tying her with The Beatles. So close!
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