The song that graces our ears each Christmas has come back to bite Mariah Carey in the a**!

Musician Andy Stone is suing superstar Mariah Carey $20 million ($27 million AUD) for alleged financial loss due to the copyright infringement of her famous song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’.

Stone stated that he co-wrote and recorded a song of the same name in 1989, however never gave permission for it to be used.

Andy Stone alleged Mariah and her co-writer Walter Afanasieff “knowingly, wilfully, and intentionally engaged in a campaign to infringe” his copyright.

Mariah’s version has sold an estimated 16 million copies worldwide, earning a reported $60 million ($83 million AUD) in royalties over the past three decades!

It looks like Mariah will be wanting something a little different for Christmas this year…

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