Mariah Carey Dethroned from Billboard Chart’s Top Spot, Sends Flowers to New Queen of Christmas

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There is a new Queen of Christmas, as Brenda Lee’s song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” has claimed the No. 1 spot after being released more than half a century ago.

Mariah Carey, 54, sent the 78-year-old Lee flowers for the historic No. 1 and attached a note with it, according to Lee’s X account.

“Dearest Ms. Brenda, congratulations on your historic No. 1,” Carey wrote. “Have a merry Christmas. Love, Mariah.”

With Lee’s capturing of Billboard’s Hot 100 No. 1 hit, supplanting Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Lee now holds the longest climb to the position, as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was released 65 years ago, according to Rolling Stone.

In addition, Lee became the oldest person ever to top the Hot 100, claiming the title from Louis Armstrong, who was 62 when his “Hello, Dolly!” reigned, Forbes reported.

That song was released in 1964.

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