Mariah Carey under fire from critics in the United States

At Christmas, no one escapes Mariah Carey’s famous “All I Want For Christmas”. A song that often earned him the symbolic title of “Queen of Christmas”. A title that the star would now like to officially appropriate, explains Variety. She has indeed submitted a request for “Queen of Christmas” to become a registered trademark, in order to be the only one who can use this title.

This request dates from March 2021, but it has just been brought to light by two American artists who want to oppose it. On Facebook, singer Darlene Love (81), performer of the song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, stepped up to the plate. According to her, the title of “Queen of Christmas” has come to her since the American animator David Letterman attributed to her, in particular by inviting her on the set of his show for almost 30 years to sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home )” every Christmas. “David Letterman officially declared me Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before Mariah Carey released ‘All I Want For Christmas’ and at 81 I won’t change a thing. I’ve been in the business for 52 years , I deserved it”, wrote Darlene Love, concluding with a “If Mariah has a problem, that she calls my lawyer”.

Same story with singer Elizabeth Chan, who recently took legal action to try to prevent Mariah Carey from filing the “Queen of Christmas” trademark, reports Variety. Called “Queen of Christmas” by the American press for several years, Elizabeth Chan even used this title for one of her albums in 2021. According to her, no artist should officially claim this nickname: “I firmly believe that no one should cling to anything around Christmas or monopolize it the way Mariah seeks to do for eternity […] Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared, it’s not meant to be possessed.”

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