'8 Days Of Christmas' is sure to be a big-seller...

DESTINY’S CHILD are to release a Christmas album, ‘8 Days Of Christmas’, NME.COM can reveal.

The multi-million selling girl trio, who only released their latest album, ‘Survivor’, in April, will release the record on November 26.

Beyonce Knowles, frontwoman of Destiny’s Child, explains: “There hasn’t been a Christmas album like this – it’s kind of like a 2000 version of Motown Christmas (a 1973 compilation featuring Stevie Wonderand the Jackson Five). There’s nothing traditional about the album, even with the traditional songs. We totally remade them, and we have some really different harmonies and arrangements.”

The album is expected to feature updated versions of ‘White Christmas’, ‘This Christmas’ and ‘O Holy Night’. ‘8 Days Of Christmas’ will have four new songs written by Knowles, one of which is ‘Winter’s Paradise’.

For further details see the current issue of NME (October 6), in shops nationwide in the UK today (October 3).