It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Christmas feuds. More importantly, it’s about singers over trademarks, and Mariah Carey is taking shots again.
Singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan are fighting against Mariah Carey’s attempt to register the title “Queen of Christmas” as a trademark. The two women spoke out of their disappointment with Carey.
Chan, who is 41, told Variety that they feel very strongly about the matter, because Mariah Carey currently has a “monopoly” around Christmas.
“Christmas has come way before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be around way after any of us on earth. And I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity. That’s just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared; it’s not meant to be owned.”
“Is it true that Mariah Carey trademarked ‘Queen of Christmas’? What does that mean, that I can’t use that title?” the Los Angeles native, who performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on David Letterman’s show every year from 1996 through 2014, wrote on Facebook. “David Letterman officially declared me the ‘Queen of Christmas’ 29 years ago, a year before she released ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, and at 81 years of age I’m NOT changing anything. I’ve been in the business for 52 years, have earned it and can still hit those notes! If Mariah has a problem, call David or my lawyer!!”
Carey, has been a pop icon since the 1990s, but her track, “All I Want for Christmas (Is You),” from her 1994 album Merry Christmas, became a pop culture sensation for decades. The song hit 1 billion streams on Spotify in December 2021. Obviously, Carey makes bank in royalties every Holiday season, only time will tell if she will officially hold the title of Queen of Christmas.
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