Mariah Carey hit with $20M lawsuit over ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’
The Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, isn’t having a very merry start to the summer.
In documents acquired by The Post, Andy Stone, who co-wrote Vince Vance & the Valiants’ country song
All I Want For Christmas Is You,” is suing Carey for copyright infringement
claiming the diva never sought or obtained use of his title for her perennial monster holiday hit.
Stone is also coming after Carey’s co-writer on the song, Walter Afanasieff, in the civil suit
which was filed in the US District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Stone released his 1989 twangy version — which musically and lyrically sounds nothing like Carey’s pop performance
before Carey changed the holiday season forever in 1994.
In the suit, he claims his song got extensive airplay during the 1993 holiday season, a year before Carey released hers.