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Mariah Carey sued over her iconic 1994 holiday hit All I Want For Christmas Is You...

Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour - Madison Square Garden -  New York, NY
Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY / Kevin Mazur/GettyImages

Mariah Carey is being sued over her iconic hit holiday song All I Want For Christmas Is You...

Another artist, Andy Stone, filed a lawsuit against the five-time Grammy winner, claiming copyright infringement 28 years after she released the Christmas jingle in 1994, according to TMZ.

Stone claims to have recorded a holiday-themed song, also titled All I Want For Christmas Is You, several years before Carey dropped her track.

Her version went on to top the charts in 26 countries and reportedly earn a whopping $60 million in royalties by 2017, according to The Economist.

Stone recorded his song, a country ballad, in Nashville in 1989 under the artist name, Vince Vance & The Valiants, featuring lead vocals from Lisa Burgess Stewart, otherwise known as Lisa Layne.

It would be about five years after Stone and his Vince Vance & The Valiants' release that Carey dropped All I Want For Christmas Is You as the lead single to her fourth studio album Merry Christmas in 1994, along with her own music video.

Her version, which was co-written by Walter Afanasieff and proves to be more uptempo than Stone's track, has since gone on to become a Christmas standard that seemingly surges in popularity each holiday season.