Jessie J to release Christmas album in October

Ho. Ho. Ho. It looks like the holiday season came early this year for Jessie J fans. On Friday (Sept. 28), the British signer-songwriter announced plans to release a Christmas album later this year. Titled This Christmas Day, the holiday record is due out Oct. 26 through Republic Records.

The 11-track album will find the “Domino” singer remaking classic holiday staples such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Silent Night” with the help of producer David Foster. The upcoming holiday album will also feature several collaborations such as “Winter Wonderland” with Boyz II Men and “The Christmas Song” with Babyface.

“The chance to work with David Foster, Babyface, Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Boyz II Men was a DREAM COME TRUE. The talent they all have blows my mind,” Jessie writes in a press statement.

In addition to announcing the title, release date, and special guests, the singer also unveiled the complete track listing for the forthcoming record.

In the same press release, the songstress explains why she decided to follow-up her fourth studio album with a holiday record.

“I love Christmas music and finally had the opportunity to record a Christmas album. I hope you enjoy the music with your loved ones and create magical memories at my favorite time of the year.”

This Christmas Day will be the unofficial follow-up to her recently released record, R.O.S.E. R.O.S.E was released earlier this year as four separate EPs titled Realisations, Obsessions, Sex, and Empowerment.

To support the release of her new album, Jessie J has spent most of the year on the road. The North American leg of the R.O.S.E. tour is set to begin on Oct. 1 at the Warfield in San Francisco. After a month on the North American road, the tour will conclude on Nov. 1 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.

The complete R.O.S.E. tour itinerary as well as the track listing for This Christmas Day can be seen below.


01. “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
02. “Man with the Bag”
03. “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree”
04. “Jingle Bell Rock”
05. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer/Jingle Bells”
06. “Let It Snow”
07. “Winter Wonderland” feat. Boyz II Men
08. “The Christmas Song” feat. Babyface
09. “This Christmas Day”
10. “White Christmas”
11. “Silent Night”


Oct. 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 6 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Oct. 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Oct. 9 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera
Oct. 14 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct. 16 – Toronto, ONT – Rebel
Oct. 17 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
Oct. 19 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct. 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 23 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Oct. 28 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct. 29 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Watch: Charlie Puth unveils collaboration with Boyz II Men

With a handful of months left before the release of his sophomore album, Charlie Puth has debuted another new tune from the upcoming record. On Thursday (Feb. 1), the New Jersey-born singer-songwriter unveiled a studio session video for his new track, “If You Leave Me Now.” The song, which is the third track from the record to be released, features vocals from legendary 90s R&B vocal group, Boyz II Men. Watch Puth’s studio session video for “If You Leave Me Now” above.

“If You Leave Me Now” will join previously release singles “Attention” and “How Long” on Puth’s upcoming new album Voicenotes. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), “Attention” has been certified double platinum while current Voicenotes single, “How Long,” is making its way up several pop music charts.

Voicenotes is set to be released on May 11 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Puth’s website here. Voicenotes is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Nine Track Mind.

In support of the upcoming release, Puth recently announced a massive summertime tour. The Voicenotes tour will kick off on July 11 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and conclude a month and a half later on Sept. 1 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. During the excursion Puth will perform at several iconic venues including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre.

Hitting the road alongside Puth as his “special guest” for the full excursion will be actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Prior to embarking on the tour, Puth hit the stage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will broadcast live on Sunday, March 11, from The Forum in Los Angeles.

Watch Fall Out Boy Go “Motownphilly” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Fall Out Boy and Boyz II Men?

If you’re confused at the moment don’t be. During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! both the Chicago-based band and the Philadelphia R&B vocal group hit the stage together all thanks to the late night program.

Over the past few Mondays, the late night show had been participating in something called “Monday Mashups.” The mashups would include two unlikely bands/artists coming together to perform a song. The catch? They’re names are the only thing that can tie them together. On Monday (Nov. 30), Fall Out Boy had revealed they would be performing with Boyz II Men on the show, but kept the rest quiet.

Turns out, the two groups participated in a cover of the Philly band’s hit song, “Mowtownphilly.” Check out the performance below.

Fall Out Boy recently released Make America Psycho Again, a remixed version of their recently released record, American Beauty/American Psycho. While there are currently no plans for a brand new album, the four-piece will be hitting the road in early 2016. Dates for the “WINTOUR” can be found here.

The Arcade Fire Cover Boyz II Men


The Arcade Fire are definitely taking a page from Bruce Springsteen’s covers book. Just like The Boss, the band have been gracing fans at their recent shows with covers, but unlike Springsteen, the Montreal-based band have stuck with having city-specific tracks for each stop.

Until this point, they have covered Prince’s “Controversy” in Minneapolis, Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight” (Everything’s Alright) in Auburn Hill, Mich., Constantines’ “Young Lions” in Toronto and Devo’s “Uncontrollable Urge” in Cleveland.

At their stop at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, the band covered Boyz II Men’s hit track, “Motownphilly” from their debut album, 1991’s Cooleyhighharmony.

According to their tour schedule, tonight is the last night of their “Reflektor” Tour before taking a quick break for some festivals. Tonight’s stop is on Bridgeport, CT, so what song do you think they will cover in honor of the city?

98 Degrees Releasing New Album

98 Degrees

It looks like the invasion of the 90s boy bands is clearly on its way. First it was New Kids on the Block going back on tour followed by the Backstreet Boys announcing a reunion featuring all five original member and now 98 Degrees have announced that they will be release a new album on May 7.

The new album, named 2.0 comes a month after the boy band announced that they will be heading out on a tour with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block. Back when the official reunion announcement had been made, Jeff Timmons had said that being back with the group brought back a lot of good memories and that they “took a break, but we never broke up.”

The Package Tour co-starring New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees begins its run on May 28 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.