SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

September 13, 2012 13:02 ET

Katherine Jenkins Unwraps First Christmas Album, "This is Christmas"

Multi-Million Selling Classical Crossover Artist Mixes Traditional and Contemporary Holiday Songs for Ninth Studio Album; Available on October 30 From Warner Bros. Records

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Best known for her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns, singer Katherine Jenkins will embrace a new genre this fall when the multi-million selling mezzo-soprano releases her first Christmas album, This is Christmas, which will be available on October 30 on Warner Bros. Records.

This will be the ninth studio album from Jenkins, who is the world's most prolific classical crossover artist. In addition to winning various BRIT awards, the 32-year-old Welsh singer has sold more than seven million albums worldwide.

For this upcoming collection, Jenkins' unique vocals can be heard singing traditional holiday tunes from around the world as well as a number of contemporary favorites including "Away In A Manger," "Hark The Herald Angels Sing," "Deck The Halls," and the timeless classic, "The Christmas Song."

"These holiday songs bring back such wonderful memories for me of times spent with family and loved ones," says Jenkins. "I have always hoped that one day I'd have the opportunity to record a Christmas album and I can't wait to share my interpretations of these songs with everyone."

Jenkins' stratospheric rise began in 2004 at the age of 23 and she has gone on to become the fastest-selling soprano ever, surpassing such operatic giants as Kiri te Kanawa and Angela Gheorghiu. She has performed with Placido Domingo and worked with internationally renowned producers David Foster and John Shanks.

In addition to her recordings, Jenkins' ardent support for the British Forces Foundation has earned her the position of trustee, as well as the nickname, the Forces Sweetheart. This year, the singer was a contestant on Season 14 of "Dancing With The Stars," where she opened the season with the highest-ever debut and was runner up in the final.

Track List:

1. O Come O Come Emmanuel
2. Ding Dong Merrily On High
3. Away In A Manger
4. In Dulci Jubilo
5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
6. Santa Baby
7. The Little Road To Bethlehem
8. Deck The Halls
9. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
10. Sleep Quietly My Jesus
11. I Wish You Christmas
12. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
13. Come What May (with Placido Domingo)

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