12 in overall airplay. After it was finally deemed eligible for the Hot 100 after a good number of years, it reached its peak on that chart last Christmas season at No. 3. When "All I Want" was originally released in 1994, it wasn't even eligible for the magazine's Hot 100 because it wasn't commercially available as a physical single at the time, though it made it to No. 6 at the Hot AC format and to No.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" has held the No. 1 spot on Amazon Music since Nov. The single is steadily approaching 1 billion streams worldwide. 25.
1 song in the country by official acclimation for the first time in its 25-year history, topping both the Rolling Stone songs chart and the Billboard Hot 100 this week. Although most pop fans probably assume it reached the milestone years or decades ago, Mariah Carey's holiday staple "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the No.
1 entry on the chart. This marks Carey's 19th No. This achievement gives Care the most Hot 100 No. 1s by any artist — tying with Elvis Presley and putting her one behind the Beatles. 1s by any solo artist ever and the second most Hot 100 No.
“We did it 😭❤️🐑🎄🦋,” the five-time Grammy winner said.


Given that not everyone in the world loves the song — just this season it was voted the most annoying Christmas song of all time in a poll in the UK — it's safe to say that it's receiving its vindication with this honor that only took a quarter century.
Other Christmas oldies also fared well on the Rolling Stone songs chart, which favors sales and on-demand streaming into account over passive radio listening. Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree,' Bobby Helms' "JIngle Bell Rock" and Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas" appear on the RS chart at Nos. 2,3 and 6.” />
Last week, Amazon Music released a mini-documentary titled “Mariah Carey Is Christmas: The Story of ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’” for the single's 25-year anniversary.
1 on Billboard's side. It's the longest stretch of time that a song has taken to reach No.
The oft-proclaimed Queen of Christmas tweeted about the good news.
Originally released on Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas" album Nov. 1, 1994, the single went on to receive a six-time platinum certification from the RIAA.

"Within our company, through all sorts of different tentacles, we are all working together in a splendid way," then-CBS head Leslie Moonves said at the summer 2000 TV Critics Association press tour.
CBS also announced an MTV-produced Super Bowl halftime show, a Nick Jr.-branded Saturday kids' block, and TV movie co-productions with Showtime. Early examples of cross-company synergy that year included TV Land airing a week-long marathon of classic episodes of "The Fugitive" to promote CBS' revival of the franchise. VH1 was tapped to promote the Eye's new Bette Midler sitcom with a week of Midler-themed programming.
Then Redstone's National Amusements took control of the company in 1986, and he began an acquisitions spree that included Paramount Communications in 1994 and Blockbuster Video, which included Spelling Entertainment, in 1995. Ironically, Viacom's DNA has always come from CBS. The original Viacom was first created in the 1970s after the Justice Department forced CBS to sell off its syndication unit. Originally just a distribution company, Viacom began purchasing TV stations and then cable outlets (including MTV and Nickelodeon in 1984).
Viacom's stock performance was not to his liking and he saw few if any transformative acquisition properties on the horizon. By 2005, Redstone had become frustrated by the colossus he had created. Freston’s Viacom was supposed to grow more quickly without being encumbered by the more stable businesses given to Moonves. “Sometimes, divorce is better than marriage,” Redstone quipped in an interview at the time. So he proposed breaking Viacom into two companies, housing movie and cable-TV operations in a company led by Freston and broadcast TV, radio and outdoor advertising operations under Moonves. Redstone, in essence, would oversee a growth stock and a value stock.
Bumps in the synergistic road included that 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, produced for CBS by MTV. That event created an uproar after Justin Timberlake tore off part of Janet Jackson's clothes on camera, visibly showing her nipple for a brief second. But it didn't turn out that way. The resulting uproar included a record $550,000 fine for CBS by the FCC (although an appeals court eventually voided the fee) and beyond that led to a crackdown in on-air content, spurred by spike in content complaints and FCC fines across the board.
The CBS/Viacom merger was so big at the time that Senate antitrust subcommittee chairman Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) called the merger "a little scary."
In the corporate boardroom, the Viacom/CBS merger also led to more executive intrigue, as Moonves continued to amass more power and Redstone rather quickly soured on Karmazin.
When Viacom's Sumner Redstone and then-CBS president and CEO Mel Karmazin revealed the plan at a Sept. It's been nearly 20 years since Viacom and CBS first announced their intent to merge, in a $35 billion deal that was billed at the time as the biggest ever in showbiz. 7, 1999, press conference, the combined Viacom/CBS empire was valued at $80 billion.
Now, with CBS and Viacom about to renew their vows after all that drama and all these years later, some investors may wonder whether the company should have stuck it out under a single umbrella.” />
The two fought over Karmazin's tight-fisted Wall Street-oriented style, and whether or not the company was making enough big bets on future technology or blockbuster movies. But after CBS merged with Viacom, this feisty entrepreneur had a hard time working with Redstone. After four years of bickering over how best to manage the combined operations of Viacom and CBS, Karmazin ceded ground to Redstone. As Karmazin departed, Redstone gave more power to Moonves and Viacom's Tom Freston. Karmazin, a super salesman, had helped build up the Infinity Broadcasting radio chain and, subsequently, CBS Corp.
(At the time, part of Redstone's unhappiness came from Viacom failing to acquire MySpace, at the time the hottest social media property online.) His replacement, Phillipe Dauman, managed a more than 130% increase in Viacom shares, to almost $88 a share in early 2014, only to see the price as its cable assets continued to face viewership erosion. After the breakup, however, CBS proved to be a steady ship, while Viacom saw its shares stagnate as the company struggled to figure out how to adjust to the digital age — leading to Redstone's quick ouster of Freston in 2006.
Redstone called Viacom and CBS "natural partners." But in the early days of the merger, the outlook was rosy. That original merger would ultimately only last five years, as Redstone moved to split Viacom and CBS back into separate companies in 2005 — keeping his oversight over both, of course.
At CBS, Moonves, of course, was also eventually thrown out, but for very different reasons, when allegations of sexual assault forced his exit in 2018. In 2016, Dauman — who had been pursing a plan to sell nearly half of the Paramount studio — lost a power struggle with Shari Redstone and was ousted himself.
As part of the original plan, Redstone kept the chairman/CEO title over all of Viacom, with Karmazin in line as president and COO, and as Redstone's eventual replacement. But even at the time of the original merger, the question of the elder Redstone's advanced age — he was 76 — was a topic of concern, which is why a succession plan was discussed. Redstone is now incapacitated, his empire in the hands of his daughter, Shari Redstone, who is guiding CBS and Viacom back together. The guy is brilliant. We're kindred spirits." Of course, Karmazin was eventually pushed out by Redstone. But at the time, Redstone said, "I insisted (Mel) come with the deal.
The deal was seen as complimentary: CBS was mostly in broadcast (both TV and radio), while Viacom's strengths were in film and cable TV. The Viacom acquisition came nearly five years after Westinghouse paid $5.4 billion for CBS in 1995. In acquiring CBS, Redstone touted the ability to advertise and cross-promote Paramount and Viacom content across CBS' TV and radio stations, as well as outdoor billboards.
Among the chief concerns: That CBS/Viacom would own two broadcast networks, as Viacom was simultaneously buying out its 50/50 partnership with Chris-Craft to become sole owner of weblet UPN. Viacom threatened to shut down UPN if it couldn't keep the small network in the merger, and regulators ultimately allowed the company to keep it along with CBS.
The first real test of the power of the combined company came soon after, when "Survivor" premiered to stunning ratings — and Redstone credited the merged company's increased footprint for helping promote the show. Because it oversees broadcast licenses, the FCC was the final step in blessing Viacom/CBS, which it did on May 3, 2000. Speaking soon after the merger was made official, Redstone proclaimed that the combo of "our incredibly complementary operations" would make "Viacom the preeminent success story of the media industry for many decades to come."

He's creator and exec producer of the FX drama series "Snowfall," which heads into its third season this year. Singleton most recently has been active in television. He earned an Emmy nomination in 2017 for directing an episode of FX's much-lauded "The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
The stroke has been characterized by doctors as "mild."
Sources confirm to Variety that Singleton checked himself into the hospital earlier this week after experiencing pain in his leg.
John Singleton, the Oscar nominated director and writer of "Boyz N' the Hood," has suffered a stroke.
Simpson" and documentary "L.A. O.J. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later." He also directed the music video for Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time."” /> Singleton, who also directed films "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Four Brothers" and "Shaft," received two Emmy nominations in 2017 for helming "The People v.
"John is currently in the ICU and under great medical care," the family statement said. "We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues."
"We are sad to learn the news of John’s condition, but we know he's a fighter," FX Networks said in a statement. "The thoughts and prayers of everyone at FX and his 'Snowfall' family are with him and we are hopeful for a complete and speedy recovery."
Singleton's family released a statement Saturday afternoon confirming his hospitalization.
According to TMZ, which broke the news, Singleton had been on a flight from Costa Rica back to the U.S., which may have contributed to the incident.
UPDATED with statements from John Singleton's family and FX Networks