Mariah Carey to Perform at 2023 Billboard Music Awards

Mariah Carey at Variety's Power of Women event in 2019
Mariah Carey at Variety's Power of Women event in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour for Variety/Shutterstock (10440153an)

The 2023 Billboard Music Awards are taking place this weekend, and the list of performers is shaping up to be amazing. Mariah Carey will take part in the ceremony and deliver the very first award show performance of her smash hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.

Billboard described Carey’s upcoming performance as Aspen-inspired and revealed that the legendary choreographer Debbie Allen will oversee the creative direction. She’ll also be honored with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for this beloved holiday classic.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” topped the Billboard Hot 100 every year since 2019 and went on to spend 12 weeks at No. 1 so far. This is quite an achievement considering this song came out all the way back in 1994, as a part of Carey’s first holiday Merry Christmas.

The Queen of Christmas will be in pretty good company at this year’s Billboard Music Awards since the list of performers also includes David Guetta and Bebe Rexha, KAROL G, NewJeans, Peso Pluma, Stray Kids, and Morgan Wallen.

The 2023 Billboard Music Awards will take place on November 19, and the ceremony will air live on Billboard’s official website. Taylor Swift topped this year’s list of nominees with 20 nods, followed by SZA and Morgan Wallen with 17 each.