Mariah Carey’s enthusiastic post about the approach of the holiday season may have landed her in deep waters, as the five-octave singer has been sued for copyright infringement for the second time, this time, for over $40M following her hit song “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and by the same artist, Andy Stone.
First released as the lead single from Carey’s 1994 fourth studio album, “Merry Christmas,” the famous holiday song went on to become one of the most well-known Christmas anthems, topping the US charts for the previous four years. But as per the lawsuit filed by country music artist Andy Stone, who made a song of the same name available in 1989, “Carey has capitalized on the success of her infringing work.”
According to media house, TMZ, Troy Powers, identified as co-writer of the 1989 version of the song, and Stone, who plays as Vince Vance & the Valliants, are allegedly suing for $40 million in damages. Recalling that Carey “palmed off these works with her incredulous origin story, as if those works were her own,” the two songwriters highlight the similarities between the two songs in the present lawsuit. Accusing that Carey had taken advantage of his “popularity” and “style,” the country music artist had previously sued Mariah in June 2022. However, the lawsuit was withdrawn five months later. It will interesting to see how this plays out this time even as no official response has been made from Carey’s camp.