Mary J. Blige to release ‘A Mary Christmas’ festive album

Soul singer's first ever festive album will be released in October

Mary J. Blige will release her first ever Christmas album, ‘A Mary Christmas’, later this year.

Due out on October 14, ‘A Mary Christmas’ will include covers of yuletide favourites including ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer’ as well as duets with Barbra Streisand, Jessie J, Marc Anthony and The Clark Sisters.

Barbra Streisand will appear on a soulful version of ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ while Jessie J performs alongside Blige on ‘Do You Hear What I Hear’. The album has been produced by David Foster, the Grammy-winning knob-twiddler behind earlier Christmas albums by Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Celine Dion.


‘A Mary Christmas’ tracklisting

‘Little Drummer Boy’
‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’
‘My Favorite Things’
‘This Christmas’
‘The Christmas Song’
‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’
‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ – featuring Barbra Streisand
‘Winter Wonderland’
‘Do You Hear What I Hear’ – featuring Jessie J
‘Petit Papa Noel’
‘The First Noel’ – featuring The Clark Sisters
‘Noche de Paz’ – featuring Marc Anthony