Justin Bieber is a worldwide superstar beginning his third year in the limelight and what better way to celebrate than with a Christmas album – his first Christmas album.
Under The Mistletoe is chock full of Christmas cheer combining traditional Christmas standards with new holiday music which Justin Bieber played a large role in co-writing.
To add to the superstar sparkle of this seasonal offering is the once in a lifetime duet of Justin Bieber and the queen of Christmas albums, Mariah Carey. They team up to sing Mariah’s #1 original Christmas classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You.’
Mariah isn’t the only sparkle that has been added to this disc of Christmas cheer, there are also appearances by Boyz II Men, Usher, Busta Rhymes and The Band Perry.
Under The Mistletoe will be released in 2 editions – the standard and a deluxe CD + DVD edition which will include 25 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, the video for Pray and four additional holiday songs.
It may seem like a while until Christmas, though it’s not, but you will be able to get your first taste of a Bieber Christmas on October the 18th when the first single ‘Mistletoe’ is released worldwide. The video was recently shot by Roman White (director of Bieber’s ‘One Less Lonely Girl’ video) in Franklin, Tennessee.
The Messengers are a Canadian duo who have worked with Justin Bieber previously and on Under The Mistletoe they are working together again. The Messengers wrote and produced Mistletoe, Christmas Love and Home For Christmas. Kuk Harrell produced the album, Under The Mistletoe.
To enhance your Bieber file here are some facts of which I was not aware! In the relatively short time he has been on the worldwide music scene Justin Bieber has accumulated over 13 million Twitter followers (which really puts my 30 to shame), 36 million facebook friends and 2.2 billion views on You Tube and VEVO combined. If I was a mathematician I would convert that into number per second but I’m not so we’ll just say lots.
Under The Mistletoe is the fifth release since the 17 year old Bieber first arrived in 2009 with My World on Island Records/RBMG. That debut album housed One Time, One Less Lonely Girl, Love Me and Favourite Girl – four chart hits that made Justin the FIRST solo artist in history to have four songs from a debut album in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 before the album was even released. Up to this point Justin Bieber has sold more than 11 million CDs worldwide.
1. Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas
3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) feat. Usher
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
5. Fa La La feat. Boyz II Men
6. Christmas Love
7. All I Want For Christmas Is You Duet Mariah Carey
8. Drummer Boy feat. Busta Rhymes
9. All I Want Is You
10. Fa La La (acapella) feat. Boyz II Men (*)
11. Christmas Eve
12. Home This Christmas feat. The Band Perry
13. Silent Night (*)
14. Pray (*)
15. Someday At Christmas (*)
(*) Denotes Songs on Deluxe Edition Only
The digital only release of the Mistletoe single is Tuesday 18th October
Under The Mistletoe album release is Friday 28th October
My blurb went missing… so now I have to bring you a new one. One that is a little broader too.
I devour books, vampires and supernatural creatures are my genre of choice but over the past couple of years I have broadened my horizons considerably.
I inhale music, hair metal that satisfies my inner bogan is where my musical passion lies, but again I’ve been exposed to lots of different music I wouldn’t normally listen to and have broadened those horizons also.
In a nutshell – I love to write! I love interacting with a diverse range of artists to bring you interviews.
Perhaps we were perfect before – I LOVE WORDS! Reading, writing, speaking, listening – if it’s got words I’m there!