Fantasia is bringing us sultry Christmas spirit with the release of her first-ever holiday album, Christmas After Midnight.
The 12-track project features unique renditions of Tasia’s favorite holiday classics, plus a duet with CeeLo Green on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The soulful collaboration plays as the soundtrack to a ‘Beauty Visual’ which she posted for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the project’s artwork. As both singers trade lines, the songstress gets her make-up on point and poses for shots with famed photographer Derek Blanks.
According to Fantasia, the album is an ode to her grandmother and legendary singers who have influenced her work. “This album pays homage to my grandmother and is a gift from me to all of those who remember their grandparents or parents putting up Christmas trees and being a blessing into people’s lives,” she explained. “I’d also like to pay homage to the great singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles who stood strong in what they believed in—the music. I hope that it blesses you guys. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Check out her ‘Beauty Visual’ for “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” below:
In support of the project, Fantasia is hitting the road on “Christmas After Midnight — A Holiday Concert,” which is scheduled to kick off Nov. 19 in Dallas. More dates are expected to be added soon, but check out the current itinerary below.
Nov. 19 – Dallas, TX – Music Hall
Nov. 24 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
Nov. 25 – Nashville, TN – Shermerhorn Symphony
Nov. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy
Nov. 28 – Chicago, IL – Symphony Hall
Dec. 01 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Dec. 02 – Detroit, MI – Music Hall
Dec. 06 – Durham, NC – DPAC
Dec. 09 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
Dec. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
Dec. 13 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
Dec. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Tickets for “Christmas After Midnight – A Holiday Concert” are on sale at www.fantasiaofficial.com.