Mariah Carey is facing a $20 million lawsuit over her iconic track "All I Want For Christmas Is You." Andy Stone and Troy Powers allege that Carey's 1994 hit infringes on the Vince Vance and the Valiants’ 1989 song with the same title.
Despite its popularity and chart success, they allege that Carey's version shares similarities in the melody, the hook, and even the overall vibe of their song! Stone had previously filed a similar lawsuit last year, but it was dropped five months later.
"Defendants knew or should have known that 'All I Want or Christmas is You' could not be used in a musical work by Defendants without a license and/or songwriting credit, as is customary practice in the music industry," documents reviewed by “People” reads.