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DADDY YANKEE - LEGENDADDY via 360 MAGAZINE.

DADDY YANKEE – LEGENDADDY 

DADDY YANKEE’S LEGENDADDY RECEIVES A GRAMMY® AWARD NOMINATION FOR 

“BEST MÚSICA URBANA ALBUM” AT 2023 GRAMMY® AWARDS

FAREWELL ALBUM LEGENDADDY OUT NOW

Global music icon Daddy Yankee has received a GRAMMY®Award nomination in the category “Best Música Urbana Album” for his chart-topping farewell album, LEGENDADDY. This notably marks his fifth career nomination at the GRAMMY® Awards. 

The ceremony airs live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023.

LEGENDADDY remains a phenomenon, with over 3 billion streams worldwide. It not only became the #1 Latin album in the world, but the album’s global hit “REMIX” vaulted to #1 on the Latin Airplay chart leading radio charts in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, while “RUMBATÓN” reached #1 on the Latin Urban Airplay chart in the US this week.

In addition, the track “HOT” in collaboration with Pitbull, reached No. 25 on the chart.

LEGENDADDY was also the first album of 2022 to be certified multi-platinum by the RIAA with over one billion streams and was listed as the mid-year Top Latin Album. The album reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, consecutively achieving his fifth #1 debut on the chart. Additionally, it entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart at #8, marking his highest chart position to date and his first Top 10 hit in 15 years since 2007’s El Cartel: The Big Boss. It also placed at #1 on the Weekly Top Albums chart on Spotify.

He also sold-out his farewell tour “La Última Vuelta in the U.S. The tour began this past July 25 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado with a completely sold-out show and continued at The Forum in Los Angeles, California where they made history with 5 sold out shows, and Phoenix, AZ. Promoted by Cardenas Marketing Network and Raphy PinaMR Sold Out, the five-month trek includes some of the rapper-songwriters’ biggest headline shows in North America and Latin America to date. In addition, Daddy Yankee announced three tour dates for Puerto Rico on January 6, 7 and 8. Tickets are now available HERE (United States).

ABOUT DADDY YANKEE 

As a culture creator, game changer, agent of change, and groundbreaker, Daddy Yankee has consistently inspired, impacted, and influenced generations of creators. An indisputable icon, he remains one of the most influential artists of all time, bringing reggaeton worldwide for the first time. Latin music and culture would not look, sound, or feel the same without him. It’s hard to even imagine the genre itself without “Gasolina,” “Despacito” [with Luis Fonsi], or “Con Calma” [with Snow], and more.

Since 1995, he has consistently conquered charts, toppled records, and made history on his own terms. The magnitude of his accolades proves nearly impossible to match or exceed. Living up to the title of “King of Reggaeton,” he has moved north of 30 million records as “one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all-time.” Out of hundreds of awards, he has scored five Latin GRAMMY® Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, two Latin American Music Awards (including the Icon Award), eight Lo Nuestro Awards, an MTV VMA, and six ASCAP Awards in addition to earning a spot on the Puerto Rican Walk of Fame and the“Presencia Latina” at Harvard University. He also stands out as “the only Latin Artist with four Spanish-language entries on the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.” He received “Songwriter of the Year” three times at the 2021 ASCAP Latin Music Awards and distinguished himself as “the first urban Latino artist to enter the Billboard Hall of Fame.”

Most importantly, he runs and leads his charity “Daddy’s House,” which Billboard commended with the Spirit of Hope Award.

After changing the face of Latin music forever, he leaves on the highest note possible in 2022 with his twelfth full-length offering and final album, LEGENDADDY, brought to life with his farewell tour, LA ÚLTIMA VUELTA (The Last Round). The album combines the essence of Reggaeton with salsa, dancehall, rap, trap bachata, EDM, and Caribbean music like never before.

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GIVĒON – THE FIRST NOEL

GIVĒON’S “THE FIRST NOEL (AMAZON ORIGINAL)” IS NOW LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON MUSIC!

LISTEN HERE

ABOUT GIVĒON

GIVĒON has always used his raw, evocative songwriting to mine a confusing world for answers, and that approach has connected to the tune of over 1 billion global streams and nearly 1 billion YouTube views thus far. But, lately he’s been fixed on a problem he can’t solve. As he puts it, “Sometimes the truth is rewarded, and sometimes it’s frowned upon. Does a little deception make us feel better?” This sort of tension is at the heart of GIVĒON’s work. His debut album Give or Take shows off the emotional curiosity and deep warmth of his songs over cinematic R&B arrangements. This sensitivity and love for storytelling traces back to his upbringing in Long Beach, CA, where his mother shielded him and his brothers from the area’s gang culture and encouraged him to sing. After years of hustle, he bonded with producer Sevn Thomas (Drake, Rihanna) in 2019 and placed “Chicago Freestyle” on Drake’s 2020 mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. GIVĒON’s March 2020 debut EP Take Time held his first top 40 Hot 100 hit, “Heartbreak Anniversary,” and by March 2021, his When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time compilation debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (It’s since gone Platinum, and highlight “All to Me” went Gold—his 10th RIAA certification). Since then, the seven-time Grammy nominee has been forging connections in person on tour, and he’s been hard at work writing Give or Take. Its arrival shows just how much he’s grown, both as an introspective songwriter and an empathetic human being.

About Amazon Music

Amazon Music is an immersive audio entertainment service that connects fans, artists, and creators through music, podcasts, and culture. Amazon Music brings fans closer to what they love, with curated and personalized playlists, artist livestreams, artist merch, and Amazon Exclusive podcasts. Prime members get access to over 100 million songs in shuffle mode, All-Access playlists, plus the largest catalog of top ad-free podcasts, included with their membership. Customers can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited for full, on-demand access to 100 million songs in HD and a growing catalog of Ultra HD and Spatial audio. Anyone can listen to Amazon Music by downloading the free Amazon Music app, or wherever they listen to music including Alexa-enabled devices. Learn more at www.amazon.com/music

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WIZKID “MORE LOVE, LESS EGO” by Fawaz Ibrahim via 360 MAGAZINE

Wizkid – MORE LOVE, LESS EGO

NIGERIAN GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SUPERSTAR 

WIZKID 

RELEASES HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM 

MORE LOVE, LESS EGO

VIA STARBOY/SONY MUSIC INTERNATIONAL/RCA RECORDS

LISTEN HERE

NEW YORK SHOW AT MSG ON NOVEMBER 16TH – BUY TICKETS HERE

APPLE MUSIC LIVE PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 14TH

“Africa’s biggest pop star” GQ

“To see Wizkid perform is to comprehend his prowess as an entertainer.”Vogue 

“Nigerian superstar Wizkid has a global audience listening.” Billboard 


Today, GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-Platinum selling Nigerian superstar Wizkid release his fifth studio album More Love, Less Ego via Starboy/Sony Music International/RCA Records – click here to listen. Prior to the album dropping, Wizkid released Money & Love and his P2J-produced (whose credits also include Beyoncé, Doja Cat andBurna Boy) single “Bad To Me.” To coincide with his latest release, Apple Music will release an Apple Music Live performance with Wiz on November 14th and his first-ever Madison Square Garden show in New York is happening on November 16th – buy tickets here.

Listen to the album More Love, Less Ego HERE

Watch “Bad To Me” HERE

Recently, Wizkid reached a momentous career milestone as his 2020 Grammy nominated album Made in Lagos, with over a billion streams to its name, was awarded Gold Certified from the RIAA. The album’s 2021 deluxe version had the Justin Bieber remixed lead single Essence” (featuring Tems) that peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, won a 2022 BET Award for “Best Collaboration”  and a 2022 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding International Song,” in addition to being the first Nigerian song to chart on both the Hot 100 and Global 200 charts. The original Grammy nominated version of the single featuring Tems is a 2x Platinum smash hit that reached #1 at Urban Radio and #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.


Also, this year, Wizkid has collaborated with Chris Brown for his track Call Me Every Day”, headlined Rolling Loud in Toronto, and performed at festivals around the world including Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, Afro Nation in Portugal, Oh My Fest in Amsterdam, Essence Fest in New Orleans, and more. Wiz is currently up for two nominations – “Favorite Afrobeats Artist” and “Favorite R&B Song” (“Essence” with Tems) for the 2022 American Music Awards.

More Love, Less Ego Album Tracklist

01 Money & Love

09 Balance 

03 Bad To Me

04 2 Sugar feat. Ayra Starr

05 Everyday

06 Slip N Slide feat. Skillibeng & Shenseaa

07 Deep                                                                                                                      

08 Flower Pads

02 Wow feat.Skepta & Naira Marley

10 Pressure 

11 Plenty Loving

12 Special feat. Don Toliver

13 Frames (Who’s Gonna Know)

About Wizkid:

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB JezreelNaeto C, and Banky W. By 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist: Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album titled Ayo in 2014. This second studio album had a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s global breakthrough track “Ojuelegba.” Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake‘s 2016 smash single “One Dance.” 

In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which released his third LP, Sounds From the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love” and “Come Closer”, and were successful; the latter is certified Gold in the USA and the UK . 

Following his impressive international campaign, Wizkid refocused energy on his Starboy imprint in Africa. From releasing viral records like “Soco” with his affiliate acts to securing partnerships with brands such as Puma, Wizkid has solidified himself as a millennial pioneer for African entertainment. As an ode to his hometown, Wizkid released his fourth full-length project titled Made in Lagos in 2020 with guest appearances from Burna BoySkeptaDamian MarleyH.E.R, Ella Mai, and more. The album is the highest charting Nigerian album on the Billboard 200 of all time, the longest charting Nigerian album of the century on Billboard World Albums chart, and the first and only African album to be RIAA certified Gold in the US with half a million in sale units. Hit single “Essence” became the first Nigerian song to feature on the Billboard Hot 100 and peak #1 on US urban radio. Made in Lagos, along with his Grammy award winning feature with Beyonce and five sellout shows at the o2 Arena, prove Wizkid’s movement to be one of lasting global impact.

Listen to More Love, Less Ego:

Multi: https://Wizkid.lnk.to/MoreLoveLessEgo

Watch “Bad To Me”:

YouTube: https://Wizkid.lnk.to/BTMVid

Follow Wizkid:

INSTAGRAM  – TWITTER  – FACEBOOK –  YOUTUBE

Latin Music 2022 Revenue via 360 MAGAZINE

U.S. Latin Music Growth

RIAA REPORTS DOUBLE DIGIT MID-YEAR GROWTH FOR U.S. LATIN MUSIC

2022 First Half Revenues Up 23% – View Data in English + Spanish

Heating up celebrations during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today published new revenue data for U.S. Latin music, which outpaced overall U.S. tallies and grew its share to a record high at 6.6% of total revenue.

RIAA Chief Operating Officer Michele Ballantyne expands on the success saying, “Latin music continues to flourish with 23% growth over the first half of 2022, outpacing overall recorded music revenues and reaching an all-time high in share. Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti has been the most listened to album released this year across all genres – that is the power of Latin music to reach and connect with fans universally! The dynamic creative partnerships between Latin artists and their label teams drive incredible results year after year.”

“U.S. Latin revenue rose to more than half a billion dollars during the first half of 2022,” continues RIAA Senior Vice President, Research and Economics, Josh Friedlander. “Once again, streaming remains king in the Latin segment of the U.S. market, driving a remarkable 97% of total revenues. Both of the largest streaming categories – paid subscriptions and on-demand ad-supported streaming – as well as CDs and the rejuvenated vinyl format, grew for Latin music over this period.”

The report highlights ad-supported on-demand streams from services like YouTube, Vevo, and the free version of Spotify, which increased 39% to $112 million. That trajectory builds on last year’s initial recovery from the impact of Covid-19 reflected in 2020’s tallies.

As the newly launched Billboard Español revealed earlier this morning, “2022 already demonstrates how Latin music will be a continuing force to be reckoned with in the United States (and beyond).” 

RIAA Research Manager Matt Bass concludes, “capping off our mid-year reporting, this continued U.S. Latin music growth amplifies the already strong overall results covered in our whole market report issued last month.” Read here.

Across the broader recorded music revenue landscape, 2022 reflects continued growth year over year. These data points paint a clear picture that listeners are invested in music across genre and language.

Daddy Yankee Album "Legendaddy" via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DADDY YANKEE – REMIX

Global music icon Daddy Yankee continues to rack up hits with his farewell album LEGENDADDYwhich not only became the #1 Latin album in the world, but the album’s global hit “REMIX,” is now #1 on the Latin Airplay chart with the leading radio charts in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition, the track “HOT” in collaboration with Pitbull, sits at No. 25 on the chart.

Kicking off his farewell tour “La Última Vuelta” in the U.S. last week with historic sold-out performances in Denver, Los Angeles and Phoenix, Yankee celebrates today another #1 hit with “REMIX,” a track that has over 75 million combined streams and views. Simultaneously, he continues his last world tour with 80 sold-out shows.

“REMIX” is part of Yankee’s farewell album, LEGENDADDY, which was the first album of 2022 to be certified multi-platinum by the RIAA with over one billion streams and was listed as the mid-year Top Latin Album. The album reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, consecutively achieving his fifth #1 debut on the chart. Additionally, it entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart at #8, marking his highest chart position to date and his first Top 10 hit in 15 years since 2007’s El Cartel: The Big Boss. It also placed at #1 on the Weekly Top Albums chart on Spotify.

Yankee recently released an explosive music video for his collaboration “PASATIEMPO” with Myke Towers. Filmed in Puerto Rico, the music video brings these two Latin music stars together in an explosive video collab, featuring vintage elements including a retro TV, a cassette player and polaroid photos, among other creative elements that set the tone for the video.

Watch the music video for “PASATIEMPO”: HERE

For one last time, Daddy Yankee will canvas the world on his farewell tour “LA ÚLTIMA VUELTA” (The Last Round). The tour began this past July 25 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado with a completely sold out show and continued at The Forum in Los Angeles, California where they made history with 5 sold out shows, and Phoenix, AZ. Promoted by Cardenas Marketing Network and Raphy PinaMR Sold Out, the five-month trek includes some of the rapper-songwriters’ biggest headline shows in North America and Latin America to date. In addition, Daddy Yankee announced three tour dates for Puerto Rico on January 6, 7 and 8. Tickets are now available HERE (United States).

GIVĒON RIAA CERT

During an exclusive dinner at LAVO Ristorante followed by drinks at The Fleur Room, a reservations-only cocktail lounge, opening in early August, Grammy nominated and multi-platinum R&B superstar GIVĒON celebrated the release of his debut album Give or Take with Tequila Don Julio 1942 and Johnnie Walker Blue Label at the night of June 23th. Attendees included Mega Producer Jimmy Jam, Actor Damson Idris, NBA Star Tristan Thompson and Soccer Player Daniel Sturridge.

Watch the video for his latest single Lost Me HERE

Epic Records celebrated his achievements thus far with a massive platinum plaque commemorating all of his RIAA certifications to date including a platinum certification for his release “When It’s All Said and Done…Take Time,” RIAA Certified 4X Platinum single Heartbreak Anniversary, RIAA Certified 2X Platinum single Like I Want You and more!

Kicking off the release of his debut album, GIVĒON is also slated for a slew of TV performances including:

BET Awards Performance on June 26.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 28.

Good Morning America on June 30.

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Parker McCollum – Perfectly Lonely

MCA Nashville recording artist and recent ACM “New Male Artist of the Year” winner Parker McCollum has released his Amazon Original cover of John Mayer‘s hit track, “Perfectly Lonely,” available now. Listen HERE.  

“Everyone knows Mayer is top two all-time for me,” says McCollum. “So, when I got the opportunity to cover one of his songs, I had to do it. I just hope that if he ever hears it, he won’t hate it”

Lately, McCollum has been taking the Country music world by storm! In addition to his recent ACM win, he has been celebrating incredible milestones such as achieving his second #1 hit with his current single, “To Be Loved By You,” which follows his RIAA Certified Platinum hit, “Pretty Heart,” and performing to a sold-out crowd of over 73,000 at the famed RODEOHOUSTON. His debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, was the highest first-week debut album of 2021 and since then he has amassed over 1 billion LTD domestic streams. 

Fans can hear Parker McCollum’s cover of “Perfectly Lonely” on the Texas Forever playlist or by simply asking “Alexa, play the Amazon Original from Parker McCollum” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals, featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music. 

For a list of McCollum’s upcoming tour dates, click HERE

About Parker McCollum

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut last fall. His Hollywood Gold EP was met with widespread critical acclaim and it became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. “To Be Loved By You” is the newest release off McCollum’s debut album Gold Chain Cowboy. Recently, Parker also took home the coveted “New Male Artist of the Year” Award at the 2022 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, NV.

In November of 2021, McCollum made his late-night TV debut performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. McCollum has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” A dedicated road warrior, McCollum already sells out venues across the country including record-breaking crowds in Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. He made his debut playing at the famed Grand Ole Opry last year and recently made his RODEOHOUSTON debut performing for a sold-out crowd and turning his childhood dream into a reality.

French Montana via Radis Denphutaraphrechar for use by 360 Magazine

Drai’s April Lineup

Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub at The Cromwell has revealed a star-studded April lineup, which includes full-length Drai’s LIVE performances by top artists French Montana, Lil Baby, Rick Ross, TI, Juicy J, Nelly and more. April will also bring Meek Mill‘s first Drai’s Las Vegas performance of his new residency. Artists including Wiz Khalifa, DaBaby and Rick Ross join a jam-packed entertainment roster at Drai’s Beachclub. In addition, as the Las Vegas Strip prepares to host the GRAMMYs and the Draft for the first time, Drai’s has expanded their schedule, with the Nightclub once again hosting performances every Sunday night and Drai’s Beachclub now open weekends Friday through Sunday and set to open daily starting in May. 

Throughout April, Drai’s Beachclub will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Drai’s Nightclub will be open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., Friday through Sunday.

About the Artists

DaBaby: The BET and Billboard Music Award-winning artist is known for “Rockstar” and collaborations with some of today’s hottest artists. His most recent collab album with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Better Than You, features hits like “On This Line” and “Neighborhood Superstar.”

French Montana: Montana released his fourth studio album, They Got Amnesia, featuring collaborations with music superstars Doja Cat, Lil Durk, Pop Smoke and more. He has earned BET Awards for “Pop That” and his collaboration on “All the Way Up” with Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Infrared.

Meek Mill: As one of the hottest live performers, Mill’s popular new hits include, “Hot” and “Sharing Locations,” from his recent album Expensive Pain to crowd favorites like, “Dreams and Nightmares.”

Juicy J: In 2021, the rapper and producer released an extended version of his popular album, The Hustle Continues, entitled The Hustle Still Continues” featuring collaborations with big-name artists such as 2 Chainz, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby and more.

TI: The three-time Grammy award winner has released several highly successful singles including hits such as “Whatever You Like” and “Live your life” featuring Rihanna. He has also collaborated with some of today’s hottest artists such as Jeezy and Gucci Mane.

Wiz Khalifa: A multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated recording artist, Khalifa is known for hits such as “We Dem Boyz” and “Black and Yellow.”

Nelly: Ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, rap veteran Nelly has sold over 21 million albums in the United States. 

Lil Baby: The artist has recently been awarded the title of “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Music Awards, and his album, My Turn, won “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Rick Ross: The Grammy-nominated rapper and record executive’s most recent album, Richer Than I Ever Been, dropped on, Dec 10, 2021. Two of the album’s most popular tracks are “Rapper Estates” and “Outlawz.”

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Parker McCollum – To Be Loved By You

Rising Country music star and ACM “New Male Artist of the Year” winner Parker McCollum has taken over the top seat on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country charts with his second consecutive #1 single, “To Be Loved By You.” The track immediately resonated with fans and skyrocketed up the charts since its release. In addition to landing his second career #1, Parker also made a childhood dream come true by performing to a sold out crowd at the famed RODEOHOUSTON selling over 73,000 tickets. 

“It’ll be years before I truly look back and realize what happened this week,” says McCollum. “I was nervous that all my hard work and sacrifice wouldn’t be worth it in the long run. Well, after selling out RODEOHOUSTON and having my second #1 I can assure you all—it was damn worth it. Every single last bit of it was worth it.”

About Parker McCollum

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut last fall. His Hollywood Gold EP was met with widespread critical acclaim and became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his Platinum-selling debut single, “Pretty Heart.” His follow up single, “To Be Loved By You,” also took the No.1 spot on both the Billboard and Media Base Country charts for two consecutive #1 singles. “To Be Loved By You” is the newest release off McCollum’s debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy. Recently, Parker also took home the coveted “New Male Artist of the Year” Award at the 2022 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, NV. In November of 2021, McCollum made his late-night TV debut performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live

McCollum has been named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA, and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” A dedicated road warrior, McCollum already sells out venues across the country including record-breaking crowds in Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. He made his debut playing at the famed Grand Ole Opry last year and recently made his RODEOHOUSTON debut performing for a sold-out crowd and turning his childhood dream into a reality. 

Mariah Carey Makes History

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” continues to make pop music history this year as the artist’s perennial yuletide standard (cowritten and coproduced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff in 1994) keeps breaking new records while lighting up the 2021 holiday season.

This December, “All I Want for Christmas is You” became the first and only holiday single to take home the RIAA’s coveted Diamond Award (in recognition of ten million sales and streaming units in the United States).

Listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” here.

“The continued love for my song never ceases to amaze me and fill my heart with a multitude of emotions,” said Mariah. “It blows my mind that ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ has endured different eras of the music industry. The RIAA DIAMOND award?! Wowww! I’m so fortunate to have the greatest fans on Earth, my Lambily, who continue to support my legacy. I love you.”

“Mariah is the Queen of Christmas,” said President of the Commercial Music Group at Sony Music Entertainment, Richard Story. “Her Sony Music family congratulates her on breaking yet another record, and continuing to make history as the first and only artist to achieve this incredible milestone.”

“Mariah Carey is one of the top Gold & Platinum awarded artists of all time, and ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ becoming the only holiday song to achieve Diamond is a remarkable milestone forever etched in music history. Congratulations and happy holidays to Mariah and her amazing Sony team,” said Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, RIAA.

Carey also spotlights the global fan-favorite “All I Want for Christmas is You” in the Apple TV+ smash-hit, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, with a show-stopping performance of the record-breaking song, along with her twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe. On the heels of this exciting news, Carey debuts her all-new holiday extravaganza Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues, premiering globally today and available now on Apple TV+.

On Tuesday, December 7, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) will make two Mariah Carey films, Live at the Tokyo Dome and First Vision, available for digital purchase and rental for the first time in the United States. Showcasing more than 80 minutes of music, including a stunning live version of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey: Live at the Tokyo Dome captures the artist’s historic first concert in Japan, lensed during her 1996 Daydream World Tour. Mariah Carey: First Vision gives viewers an inside look at Mariah on the cusp of her meteoric rise to superstardom; this 1991 film contains early music videos, behind-the-scenes footage, an interview and songs from her very first live performance at New York’s intimate Tatou Club in 1990. Currently available in the US only, four additional Mariah Carey films–Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden, Here is Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey Around the World and Mariah Carey: MTV Unplugged +3–will be released worldwide via SPE on December 7.

Billboard recently named Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” as the #1 record on their Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs list. The song first cracked the Top 10 of the Hot 100 in December 2017 and, in December 2019, 25 years after its original release, became the second holiday single ever to hit #1 on the Hot 100, breaking the record for longest span from release date to #1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” hit #1 again in 2020, giving it a five week total in the top slot, a new milestone for a holiday recording.

Recorded in August 1994 at The Hit Factory in New York, “All I Want for Christmas is You” was originally released in October 1994 as the first single from Mariah’s Merry Christmas album, a showcase for Mariah’s interpretations of familiar holiday songs alongside the new material she’d composed with co-writer Walter Walter Afanasieff. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” went on to become one of the best-selling singles (of any genre) of all time and the best-selling holiday ringtone in the United States for several years running.

When “All I Want for Christmas is You” hit #1 on the Hot 100 in 2019, it was Mariah’s 19th claim on the top spot, a record for a solo recording artist; when her holiday single hit #1 the following year, Mariah became the first artist to have a Hot 100 # 1 in four separate decades (the 1990s, the 2000s, the 2010s and the 2020s).

Having charted every holiday season since its original release, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You”–which The New Yorker called “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon”–has become an essential seasonal standard that continues to bring the spirit of Christmas to the hearts of music lovers the world over.

“All I Want for Christmas is You” is Carey’s biggest international success, topping the charts in twenty-six countries including Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. In 2020, the holiday classic topped the charts in the United Kingdom for the first time, spending a record 69 weeks in the UK Top 40 before reaching #1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” is the all-time best-selling Christmas single by a female artist and one of the top-selling physical singles in music history. It’s the first holiday ringtone to be certified double platinum by the RIAA.

As of December 20, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” makes an unprecedented return to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, rising from No. 2. The carol logs its sixth total week atop the Hot 100 and becomes the first song in the chart’s history to have led in three distinct runs on the ranking (2019, 2020, 2021). Additionally, the record tops both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts. The two global charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories, as compiled by MRC Data.

The song was first released on Carey’s album Merry Christmas in 1994 and, as streaming has grown and holiday music has become more prominent on streaming services’ seasonal playlists, it hit the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time in December 2017, before ascending to No. 1 in both December 2019 (for three weeks) and December 2020 (two).

Carey’s gift that keeps on giving (and leading) paces six holiday classics in the Hot 100’s top 10, with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” rising to No. 2 and Wham!’s “Last Christmas” returning to the tier at No. 9.

A deeper look at Carey’s latest Hot 100 coronation with “Christmas,” on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings:

Airplay, streams & sales: Carey’s “Christmas” drew 37.6 million U.S. streams (up 16%) and 26.1 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 7%) and sold 7,400 downloads (up 7%) in the Dec. 10-16 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

The song spends a 13th total week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and rises 9-7 on Digital Song Sales; and 24-23 on Radio Songs. It also leads the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart for a 49th week, of the chart’s 54 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 34 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season, and dominates as the top title on the recently-revealed Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs chart.

Since its release, the song has upped its U.S. totals to 4.3 billion in radio audience, 1.4 billion streams and 3.7 million in download sales.

No. 1 in a third separate chart run: Carey’s “Christmas” first topped the Hot 100 dated Dec. 21, 2019, and led again on the next two lists, dated Dec. 28, 2019, and Jan. 4, 2020.

The following holiday season, it returned to No. 1 on the chart dated Dec. 19, 2020, and, after a week at No. 2 (below Taylor Swift’s “Willow”), topped the Jan. 2, 2021, dated tally.

As “Christmas” rules the latest, Dec. 25, 2021-dated chart, it claims its sixth total week at No. 1 in its third seasonal run at the summit, becoming the first song in the Hot 100’s 63-year history to lead in three distinct chart runs. The track has re-entered the survey each November or December dating to 2012.

(As “Christmas” has made four interrupted climbs to the top of the Hot 100, on charts dated Dec. 21, 2019, Dec. 19, 2020, Jan. 2, 2021, and now Dec. 25, 2021, it ties 24kGoldn’s “Mood,” featuring iann dior, beginning in October 2020, and Drake’s “Nice for What,” in 2018, as the only songs with four separate ascents to No. 1; unlike “Christmas,” the latter two tracks logged their four distinct rises to No. 1 over unbroken chart stays.)

Longest span atop the Hot 100: Carey’s “Christmas” now boasts the longest span from a song’s first week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to its latest: two years and four days (Dec. 21, 2019-Dec. 25, 2021).

It passes the only other song to lead the Hot 100 over multiple runs: Chubby Checker’s “The Twist,” which topped the tally dated Sept. 19, 1960, before, thanks to new popularity among adult audiences, leading the lists dated Jan. 13 and 20, 1962, ruling again after a gap of a year, three months and three weeks. (Still, that break remains the longest between Hot 100 reigns.)

Most weeks at No. 1 for a holiday hit: With its sixth week atop the Hot 100, Carey’s “Christmas” extends its record for the most time at No. 1 among holiday songs. The only other seasonal single to jingle to the apex, “The Chipmunk Song,” by David Seville & the Chipmunks, spent four weeks on top beginning in December 1958.

Carey’s record 85th week atop Hot 100: With “Christmas,” Carey claims her record-extending 85th week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot 100
85, Mariah Carey

60, Rihanna
59, The Beatles
52, Drake
50, Boyz II Men
47, Usher
41, Beyoncé
37, Michael Jackson
34, Elton John
34, Bruno Mars

“Christmas” became Carey’s 19th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among soloists and one away from The Beatles’ overall record 20. It also made Carey the first artist to have ranked at No. 1 on the chart in four distinct decades, dating to her first week on top with her debut single, “Vision of Love,” in 1990.

Further, “Christmas” is Carey’s record fifth Hot 100 No. 1 to rule for six weeks or more. She one-ups Boyz II Men, Drake and Usher, each with four such leaders.

Plus, it’s not only fitting that “Christmas” leads the Hot 100 dated Dec. 25, 2021, but Carey is the only artist to top the chart on multiple rankings dated Dec. 25: her “Hero” began a four-week stay at No. 1 on the Dec. 25, 1993, Hot 100. (This week’s chart is the 10th dated Dec. 25 in the list’s history.)