Mary J. Blige has released the official track listing for her recently announced, first-ever holiday album, aptly titled A Mary Christmas.
The forthcoming 12-track set is a collaboration between Blige and legendary producer David Foster, who’s responsible for multi-platinum holiday albums from Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Celine Dion.
“The past few months have been such an amazing time for me, the highlight being my work with David Foster. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to make this soulful and classic Christmas album with David,” says Blige in a statement. “David’s music has touched so many talented artists and I am grateful to be a part of this collaboration. I am so proud of what we created and I believe my fans will love the album as much as I do.”
David Foster comments, “There’s so many things that I find inspiring about Mary, but I guess it always comes back to the fact that she has no limits and no boundaries. She doesn’t think of herself as black or white, or yellow or red, or male or female. She just thinks of herself as a singer and she’s a great singer.”
The Grammy-winning singer’s disc, which boast duets with Barbra Streisand, Jessie J., Mark Anthony and The Clark Sisters, will include “soulful interpretations” of holiday classics.
A Mary Christmas is set to arrive in stores on October 15.
Here’s the track list for A Mary Christmas:
“Little Drummer Boy”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
“My Favorite Things”
“The Christmas Song”
“Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”
“When You Wish Upon A Star” — Duet with Barbra Streisand
“Do You Hear What I Hear” — Duet with Jessie J.
“Petit Papa Noël”
“The First Noel” — Duet with The Clark Sisters
“Noche de Paz” — Duet with Mark Anthony
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