The singer is being sued for copyright infringement by an artist named Andy Stone, who alleges he co-wrote and recorded a song with the same theme several years before she released her single.
Mariah Carey has been sued for her iconic Christmas single, All I Want For Christmas Is You.
The singer released a chart-topping hit in 1994 – but an artist has now claimed his song – of the same name – inspired hers.
She is being sued for copyright infringement, according to TMZby Andy Stone – who says he co-wrote and recorded a song with the same title a few years earlier.
Andy claims Mariah and her team never asked for permission to use that title.
He will go after the pop star with damages of at least £16 million.
During last year’s Christmas period, the song is said to have brought the star a whopping £40 million.
The festive single brings a lot of heartache to Mariah – as it reflects painful memories of her previous years.
Talking about her childhood, she said: “I always wanted Christmas to be perfect and I always looked forward to the holidays, but I had an incredibly dysfunctional family and it ruined it every year. .”
She said that in her younger days, she sometimes just found the fruit wrapped under the tree. “I said, ‘When I grow up, I’ll never let that happen. I’ll make the perfect Christmas every year.”
The star added: “I’ve always had such an emotional connection to Christmas. It’s not about gifts, it’s about hope for the holiday season. I wanted to embody that spirit and create a post. singing makes me feel happy on holidays..
“It’s inspired by songs from the ’50s and ’60s, songs you just can’t help but be happy about every time you hear them. It means a lot to me to be able to sing that song with you. people around the world and share experiences with those who have made this song a part of their lives.”
The Mirror has contacted Mariah’s representative for comment.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/mariah-carey-sued-copyright-over-27143992 Mariah Carey sues copyright over iconic festival hit All I Want For Christmas Is You