NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - Elektra recording artist CeeLo Green has announced early details of his eagerly awaited holiday album, "CEELO'S MAGIC MOMENT." The album -- which features the Grammy Award-winning superstar performing a collection of holiday classics -- arrives everywhere on October 30th.
CeeLo has invited a star-studded guest list to his holiday extravaganza (see attached track listing), including the one and only Disney's The Muppets, who join Green on an original song soon to become a holiday classic, "All I Need Is Love." CeeLo and The Muppets will also appear in the track's companion music video. "CEELO'S MAGIC MOMENT" gathers a captivating array of seasonal staples, all newly reworked and re-energized in Green's incomparable and inventive style. The visionary singer/writer/rapper/producer puts his distinctive stamp on such holiday favorites as "White Christmas," "Silent Night," and "Run Rudolph Run." "CEELO'S MAGIC MOMENT" also sees Green joining his The Voice co-star, GRAMMY Award winner Christina Aguilera for the seasonal favorite "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Additionally, CeeLo will share the mic with the legendary Rod Stewart for an unforgettable rendition of the R&B standard, "Merry Christmas, Baby." Other guests on the album include acclaimed a capella group Straight No Chaser who join Green on "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch." The album was executive produced by Green who collaborated with producer Adam Anders, known for his work on Fox's Glee.
Rod Stewart and Disney's The Muppets will also join the all-star lineup, each performing one song with Green, for "CeeLo and Friends," which will be held in the Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on October 10th. CeeLo will perform songs from "CEELO'S MAGIC MOMENT" with the newly-added entertainers, as well as past artists from NBC's The Voice. Doors will open at 7pm and the show will begin at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. The one-time concert will be filmed and will premiere November 26th on The Warner Sound (www.youtube.com/TheWarnerSound), Warner Music Group's original YouTube channel.
In other news, CeeLo has contributed his distinctive talent to yet another great American tradition as Green's "I Love Football" is the official "fanchise" for the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football coverage, with each week's game beginning with videos uploaded by fans performing the song. Green can of course also be seen on the third season of NBC's smash singing competition, The Voice. In addition, he was among the star-studded cast lighting up the big screen in one of this summer's most popular films, Sparkle.
"CEELO'S MAGIC MOMENT" follows Green's breakthrough 2010 solo album, "THE LADY KILLER." Truly a worldwide phenomenon, the album is celebrated by a pair of Grammy Award-winning hit singles in the #1 smash, "Fool For You (Feat. Melanie Fiona)" and the epochal, 5 million-selling sensation, "F**k You."
|"CEELO'S MAGIC MOMENT"|
|Release Date: October 30th|
|Album track listing below; digital track listing TBD.|
|1. What Christmas Means To Me|
|2. Baby, It's Cold Outside (feat. Christina Aguilera)|
|3. This Christmas|
|4. The Christmas Song|
|5. White Christmas|
|6. All I Need Is Love (feat. Disney's The Muppets)|
|7. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (feat. Straight No Chaser)|
|8. Please Come Home For Christmas|
|9. Run Rudolph Run|
|10. All I Want For Christmas|
|11. Mary, Did You Know?|
|13. Merry Christmas, Baby (with Rod Stewart)|
|14. Silent Night|