Mariah Carey is being sued for upwards of $20 million in damages over her huge vacation hit “All I Need for Christmas Is You,” as NBC Information and TMZ report. In keeping with the criticism, New Orleans songwriter Andy Stone alleged that he co-wrote a tune with the identical title 5 years previous to Carey’s launch. Stone’s tune was recorded by his country-pop band Vince Vance & the Valiants and launched in 1989. Carey’s single was issued on her 1994 Merry Christmas LP.
Carey is being sued for copyright infringement and misappropriation; she’s named alongside her co-writer Walter Afanasieff and Sony Music Leisure. When reached by Pitchfork, Carey’s representatives supplied no remark.