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20 Years Later, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” May Be The Greatest Song Ever Written

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It’s now December, the time when holiday panic overload sets in. Christmas music has begun infiltrating the airwaves, subtly at first, occasionally breaking up the Top 40 rotation, but getting more frequent as the days go on. Retail stores, cars, elevators…it’s everywhere! You’re reaching a breaking point until a song comes on that stops you dead in your tracks.
You know the one. It starts out with a cute little chime, a little jingle, opens up with brassy vocals and your eyes grow two sizes bigger just like the Grinch’s heart. You immediately don’t feel so bad maxing out credit cards, buying all the things and working all the hours to make Christmas happen. After 20 years, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” may very well be still be the greatest Christmas song of all time.

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Is Ariana Grande Coming For Mariah Carey’s Christmas Queen Crown With “Santa Tell Me”?

Ariana Grande released a new Christmas single, “Santa Tell Me,” today, and it’s as “kewt” as she said it would be. The festive love song doesn’t quite show off her vocal prowess as much as her performance at last night’s American Music Awards did, but the pop princess is nevertheless prepping us all for the holiday season. Though “Santa Tell Me” radiates her happy-go-lucky style, we can’t help but compare the single to the untouchable Christmas anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by her idol, Mariah Carey. Is Grande coming for Carey’s long-term reign as Christmas Queen?

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Janet Jackson Vs. Mariah Carey: Battle Of The ’90s Queens

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In a music industry full of dynamite female acts, who reigns supreme as the ultimate pop goddess? It’s a daunting question, but we are determined to find the answer. Let’s get ready to rumble, because the next round of VH1?s Pop Queen Faceoff continues! Today we’re pitting two of music’s biggest divas — Janet Jackson andMariah Carey against each other for one glitter-soaked cat fight. Who will come out on top? You decide!

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VH1 Vintage: Mariah Carey Was Always Shaking off the Haters

We’re just a few days into our Pop Queen Faceoff and already it’s getting ugly. Daggers, and shade, have been thrown. But as a contester in the thrown down, don’t expect Mariah Carey to be phased by the haters. Please, dahhhling. Even back in ’08, Mimi wasn’t taking the heat seriously, and as a veteran at the top of the diva game, she damn well won’t now.

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We Asked Our Staff To Pick The Top Pop Queen Of The Last 30 Years. It Turned Into A Nasty HR Issue.

OK, maybe we didn’t actually come to blows when discussing who deserves the Queen of Pop title —but it came pretty close! From Beyonce to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift to Mariah Carey, we hold our favorite diva very close to our hearts, and today’s launch of the VH1 Pop Queen Faceoff brought all of these feelings bubbling up to the surface. The debate may have gotten a little heated at times, but a little passion is a good thing, right? Read more…

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Who Is The Ultimate Pop Queen Of The Last 30 Years? Let The Games Begin!

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There seems to be no doubt that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop. This indisputable fact has seeped into popular consciousness to the point where there can be no serious pretenders to the throne. But there are a number of super-talented superstars who’ve laid claim to the Queen of Pop title. To some, Madonna may seem like the obvious choice, but what about current Queen Beyonce? And let’s not forget the unrivaled sales records of divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. From iconic images of Britney Spears dancing in a high school hallway to Lady Gaga‘s way-out styles, each generation has their own favorite pop duchess. But there has never been a definitive crowning of a Queen— until now. Welcome to VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff, a multi-week voting bracket that aims to settle the debate once and for all. Read on to meet our competitors!

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Jay Z Featuring Alicia Keys’ “Empire State Of Mind”, Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell’s “Drop It Likes It’s Hot” + More Throwback Hits

Music has been engrained in our lives from good days to bad. Ever listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys‘ “Empire State of Mind” while walking through New York City feeling unstoppable? Or maybe you’ve wiped your own tears to Mariah Carey‘s “Heartbreaker” after a tough break up. Throwback videos bring up the best and worst memories but more importantly, defining moments that have shaped the person you are today. Get a kick out of these throwback videos from years past. This is nostalgia at its finest.

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