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Mariah Carey tops first US Christmas hits chart

Last Updated: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 13:11

Los Angeles: Pop star Mariah Carey`s 1994 hit `All I Want For Christmas Is You` has topped Billboard`s first Holiday 100 chart of the year, as it did last year.

The song, which Carey performed at the recent 81st annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony, hit the number one spot with 29,000 downloads and big airplay figures.

Brenda Lee`s 1958 classic `Rocking Around the Christmas Tree` came in at two and Bobby Helms` `Jingle Bell Rock` is at three on the first US festive chart of the year.

Meanwhile, on the US Christmas albums chart, Duck Dynasty stars the Robertsons` `Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas` is ranked number one, just ahead of Kelly Clarkson`s holiday compilation `Wrapped in Red`.

Mary J Blige`s new album `A Mary Christmas` is at three, Michael Buble`s 2011 release `Christmas` is at four and Susan Boyle`s `Home for Christmas` rounds out the new top five.

PTI
First Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 13:11
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