Mariah Carey faces legal problems for one of her most famous songs

The song, which was covered in the 2003 Christmas movie «Love, Actually» and has cemented Carey as the undisputed Queen of Christmas, was first released in 1994 and is the first Christmas single to achieve status. Diamondaccording to Forbes.

It doesn’t matter if you really celebrate Christmas or not. By the time the holiday season rolls around, everyone and their grandma has this iconic Christmas jam on repeat.

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So why is the track suddenly giving Carey (or, more likely, her legal team) headaches? Apparently, there’s a $20 million controversy surrounding this American cultural monument, and it’s about another Christmas classic you may have heard before.

Mariah Carey is sued over the title of the song

Mariah Carey’s «All I Want for Christmas Is You» isn’t the only popular Christmas song with that title, and now Andy Stone is suing her for $20 million dollars.

According to People Stone’s «All I Want for Christmas Is You» was released in 1989 in Nashville under the name Vince Vance and the Valiantsand their lawsuit alleges «copyright infringement and unjust enrichment» over the song’s title.

the songs basically they have nothing in common besides the titlebut People reports that Stone’s lawsuit claims that he never gave Carey the right to use the title and that she has «exploited» his work.

There’s no clear explanation for why Stone waited until now to file this lawsuit, and so far, it doesn’t appear that Carey herself has commented on it. We know that if «All I Want for Christmas Is You» is one of Carey’s most famous songs, «All I Want for Christmas Is You» is definitely Stone’s biggest hit, according to AllMusic.