Mariah Carey’s Attempt to be Trademarked ‘Queen of Christmas’ Receives Backlash

Mariah Carey’s Attempt to be Trademarked ‘Queen of Christmas’ Receives Backlash

Mariah Carey’s Christmas album “Merry Christmas” since it’s release in 1994 has been one of the top selling holiday albums just in the United States and was certified eight-times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The singer and actress made her mark as an artist and popped off with this album, triumphant in the holiday music scene. Because of this, Carey has been working on officially being trademarked as the ‘Queen of Christmas’, however, she is receiving backlash. 

According to sources, Singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan are fighting back against Mariah Carey attempting to register the title “Queen of Christmas” as a trademark. 

“Christmas has come way before any of us on earth, and hopefully will be around way after any of us on earth,” Chan told Variety in an article on Monday, August 15th. She continues to say, “ And I feel strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Maria seeks to in perpetuity. That’s just not the right thing to do.” 

Love wrote on Facebook, that she was “confused” by Carey’s actions, asking if this meant she could not use the title. The singer added, “David Letterman officially declared me the Queen of Christmas 29 years ago, a year before she released All I want For Christmas Is You,” she wrote, referring to Carey.

While this news is only now coming to light, Carey began due process for the trademark in March 2021 and continues to be under consideration. 


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