Mariah Carey can’t wait for Christmas every year when she gets to rake in some sweet royalty money. After all, All I Want For Christmas Is You, is a smash hit and still bops. Now she is facing a legal situation, and her camp has refused request for comment.

TMZ reports that Carey is being sued for $20 million over her iconic Christmas song. Another artist is claiming that their song inspired Mariah’s hit.

Mariah is being sued for copyright infringement by Andy Stone, who says he co-wrote and recorded a song called “All I Want For Christmas Is You” a couple years before MC dropped her famous track with that title.

It was reported that Stone claims he recorded his song in Nashville in 1989, and it got a ton of airplay back then. It even made it onto the Billboard charts in 1993. Mariah released her song in 1994 and there lays the issue.

A bigger issue might be with Stone, because apart from having the exact same name, Mariah’s song has a different melody and lyrics. So, this one might be a tricky one.

That song by Mariah Carey is all anyone remembers, but Andy Stone is calling her out. It’s unclear why he took so long to get this lawsuit off the ground, but it appears that Mariah Carey might have to prove her case if it goes all the way to court.

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