Grammy Award Winning R&B and Soul Singer Alicia Keys Debuts Holiday Album& Expresses Desire To Collab With Mariah Carey
Alicia keys released her debut holiday album Santa Baby November 4th. Prior to this, the singer R&B and soul singer released her debut single “December back 2 June” under her new label Alicia Keys.
While recently speaking with CNN about recording Santa Baby, Keys said, “the album that I just released for the holidays, being the first release on my own imprint, it feels really exciting. I also feel very determined and focused on how I want to continue to be not only my own woman, who is creating the proper business and really being my own boss and creating the opportunities that I want, but also thinking about how does that happen with other artists, with other women.”
Keys also mentions, “I’m really, really ecstatic about Alicia Keys Records. It’s a big statement being an artist who has been able to have the gift and the tenacity of longevity.”
During the holiday season, most of us are familiar with the popular classic song, “all I want for Christmas is you” by Mariah Carey and her other Christmas music. Evidently, most people either love it or hate it, but a few Twitter users took to social media with these tweets sharing their opinions:
Mariah Carey basically got generational wealth cause are they ever gonna stop playing her christmas music
— ✰!+* (@LoveAdrxxn) December 11, 2022
Mariah Carey’s Christmas music will be cherished forever bc nobody understands why we all love this time of year like she does. The talent
— HEATED THIQUELY (@shorioankali) December 10, 2022
There’s no such thing as catchy christmas music. Just do what I did. Reject christmas music as a whole until they release something new, original, and not Mariah Carey.
— Volt Pup (@pup_volt) December 9, 2022
mariah carey in the original all i want for christmas music video
— Brad (@SadGamingHours) December 5, 2022
Although Carey’s Christmas music has been popular throughout the years, Keys says she isn’t trying to compete with her. As a matter a fact, Keys says she would love a chance to collaborate with Carey on music.
“I wanna do nothing but honor her,” Keys added, “she got her lane, I got my lane and there, we got our lanes. If anything, we can come together and do something fresh!”
Additionally, keys spoke on her holiday line of althleisure with athleta which she says is filling a much needed void in the fashion industry.
She also says, “it’s all about body diversity. It goes up to size three X. There’s not a person or a shape or a style or a size that doesn’t belong in this collection. And I love that. “I think so many times you feel excluded. You feel like if you don’t look a certain way, you’re not beautiful. You feel like if you’re not a certain size you’re not accepted and it’s not true.”
Check out her althleisure with Athleta here and read the track list for Santa Baby below:
SANTA BABY TRACK LIST:
01) Santa Baby
02) Christmas Time Is Here
03) Favorite Things
04) December Back 2 June
05) Please Come Home For Christmas
06) Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
07) You Don’t Have To Be Alone
08) The Christmas Song (Chestnuts)
09) Old Memories On Xmas
10) Not Even The King
11) Ave Maria
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