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Mariah Carey facing $20M lawsuit over ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’

Musician Andy Stone sued Mariah Carey for $20 million in a California court Monday, alleging her popular holiday song “All I Want for Christmas is You” infringed on his copyright.

Stone, the lead vocalist of Vince Vance and the Valiants, co-wrote his song — also titled “All I Want for Christmas is You” — in 1989. Stone accused Carey and her team of copying his song’s “compositional structure,” according to the complaint obtained by Fox News Digital.

Carey “directly” copied lyrics from Stone’s 1989 hit and “approximately 50%” of the song is copyright infringement, the court docs stated.

Stone claimed Carey and her team “undoubtedly” had access to his version of “All I Want for Christmas is You” due to its “wide commercial and cultural success.” Stone’s song charted on Billboard for years, and his band performed the song during an appearance at the White House in the spring of 1994 — the same year Carey’s song was released.

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