Mariah Carey will bring holiday cheer to the Billboard Music Awards 2023. Announced on Wednesday, the singer will perform her 29-year-old hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” onstage.
Carey is the last addition to the BBMAs performers lineup, which includes David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, Karol G, NewJeans, Peso Pluma, Stray Kids and Morgan Wallen. The ceremony will stream on bmas.watch.com on Sunday.
Released in 1994, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has become an anthem of the holiday season. This will be the first time she’s ever performed the song at an awards show. The singer will also be honored with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for the holiday classic song.
The self-declared “Queen of Christmas,” Carey is promoting the song and her tour, “Merry Christmas One and All,” which will end in New York on Dec. 17. On Wednesday, she appeared on “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” wearing black sequin minidress with a sweetheart neckline and body-con silhouette from Balenciaga.
She accessorized the look with some of her signature diamond jewelry, including two butterfly rings, a diamond necklace and a diamond bracelet.
In 2022, Carey worked with Chopard on a diamond collaboration, Chopard x Mariah Carey and The Happy Butterfly x Mariah Carey capsule collection, featuring a pavé diamond necklace, earrings and ring.
In 2021, for her Apple TV+ Christmas special “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” Carey, Hudson and Ariana Grande all came together for a trio performance of “Oh Santa!”
During their segment on “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” Carey and Hudson bonded over their mutual love of Christmas, and Carey shared her favorite Christmas songs, movies and holiday dishes.
In addition to her Christmas concert tour, Carey and her children, Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, starred in The Children’s Place three-part holiday ad campaign. She joined Snoop Dogg and former Boy Band members, AJ McLean, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Wanya Morris as fellow campaign stars for the Millennial-targeted campaign ads.