Famous American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer, Mariah Carey often called the Queen of Christmas by fans has been sued for copyright over her 1994 Christmass all-time hit, All I want for Christmas is you.
A songwriter by the name of Andy Stone claims he co-wrote a song with the same name five years earlier, adding that Mariah Carey exploited his “popularity” and “style”.
Though the two songs sound very different musically, Mr. Stone claims Mariah should have asked for his permission before releasing her mega-hit. However, the songstress has not responded to the suit.
Even though as humans we tend to get bored when we do or hear the same thing over and over again, Mariah’s song over the years has proved to be an exception as it continues to fetch the singer royalties by topping charts in several countries.
According to one report, the singer has already reaped a total of $60 million in royalties since its release.