As All I Want For Christmas Is You hits UK No.1, Hipgnosis backs fundraiser concert for Nordoff Robbins

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You has hit No.1 on the Official UK Singles Chart for the first time since it was released 26 years ago.

All I want For Christmas Is You was streamed over 10.8 million times over the last seven days, making it the most streamed song in a week in 2020.

Since its release in 1994, the song has sold over 16 million copies worldwide making it not only the most successful Christmas song, but also one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquired a stake in the publishing of All I Want For Christmas is You on September 30, 2020 as part of the catalog of Walter Afanasieff, who co-wrote and co-produced the hit song with Mariah Carey.

Alongside the news of Carey’s UK No.1 achievement, Hipgnosis has revealed that it has sponsored the Nordoff Robbins Christmas Carol Service for 2020 alongside the London Stock Exchange, Open Exchange and SSE.

Hipgnosis Advisory Board member Nile Rodgers will host ‘The Stars Come Out To Sing At Christmas: A Virtual Christmas Concert With Songs, Carols And Festive Greetings’ which will stream globally on Tuesday December 15 at 7pm GMT.

The event will stream online via the London Stock Exchange website and Open Exchange, with free admission.

You also can watch the event and donate to Nordoff Robbins here.

“We are proud to be custodians of the wonderful work of Walter Afanasieff and delighted to see it go to No.1 for the first time in its history in the year of our acquisition.”

Merck Mercuriadis

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and The Family (Music) Limited, said: “Without the song there would be no music business and All I Want For Christmas Is You is not just a beloved Christmas Carol it’s a magnificent song.

“We are proud to be custodians of the wonderful work of Walter Afanasieff and delighted to see it go to No.1 for the first time in its history in the year of our acquisition.

“Staying with the Christmas spirit, Hipgnosis Songs alongside the London Stock Exchange, Open Exchange and SSE, has sponsored the Nordoff Robbins Christmas Carol Service for 2020 in order that it may go ahead. Our Advisory Board member Nile Rodgers will host ‘The Stars Come Out To Sing At Christmas: A Virtual Christmas Concert With Songs, Carols And Festive Greetings’ which will stream online via the London Stock Exchange website and Open Exchange on December 15 with free admission.

“Nordoff Robbins do important work using music therapy to treat young and old with life limiting illness, isolation or disability so we are delighted to help in what has been a difficult year for so many.”

Merck Mercuriadis

Added Mercuriadis: “Nile will be joined by CHIC and an incredible cast for this Christmas extravaganza including Sir Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Robbie Williams, Neil Young, Sir Cliff Richard, Florence Welch, Roger Daltrey and Paul Weller, Katherine Jenkins, Robert Plant, Simple Minds, The Script, Rebecca Ferguson, One Republic, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and many more.

“Nordoff Robbins do important work using music therapy to treat young and old with life limiting illness, isolation or disability so we are delighted to help in what has been a difficult year for so many.

“This is our way of throwing a virtual Christmas party for our investors and friends in the City and from Nile to Sir Rod Stewart, Florence Welch, Neil Young, Tony Bennett, Robbie Williams and many more, I’m confident this will leave you and your families with the Christmas spirit well in advance of the big day. Merry Christmas everybody.“Music Business Worldwide