Michael Bublé, the multi-Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter brings the holiday spirit to NBC for the fifth consecutive year with “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood,” airing Thursday, Dec. 10 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Celine Dion, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Tori Kelly join Bublé for special performances in celebration of his favorite holiday, Christmas. Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner, Jay Leno, Eva Longoria, William Shatner and Blake Shelton also join in the festivities for comedy segments that take Bublé to classic Hollywood locations.
Featured songs include holiday favorites “This Christmas,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and more. In addition, Bublé will be accompanied by his band for an intimate “unplugged” medley of songs requested by his social media followers. The special will also feature the premiere of Bublé’s new Christmas song, “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have),” available for sale and streaming Friday, Dec. 4.
“I’m especially excited about this year’s show and the wonderful guests who are joining me for the festivities. This is a real celebration and a don’t-miss show,” said Bublé. Bublé released the album “Christmas” and hosted his first NBC special, “A Michael Bublé Christmas,” in 2011. Bublé brought his special to his Canadian hometown of Vancouver, B.C., for “Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays” in 2012 and “Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special” in 2013. Last year’s special, “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in New York,” originated from Radio City Music Hall.
“Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood” is produced by Brad Lachman Productions and Bruce Allen Talent. Executive producers are Brad Lachman, Bruce Allen and Michael Bublé. Bill Bracken produces. The special is directed by Gregg Gelfand.
Michael Bublé has had four #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 charts, won three Grammy Awards, six top-10 multi-platinum albums and two platinum singles, “Home” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.” He has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide in the course of his extraordinary career. The superstar wrapped up his world tour earlier this year in conjunction with his most recent “To Be Loved” album, which debuted at #1 in 20 countries and includes the Bublé-penned hit singles “It’s a Beautiful Day” and “Close Your Eyes.” The superstar is one of the world’s most consistently successful touring acts of this era. Bublé’s 2011 iconic “Christmas” album has sold more than 7 million copies, was the second bestselling CD of 2011 and continues to be an annual holiday hit. “Christmas” was produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica and includes such holiday classics as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “Silent Night,” “White Christmas” featuring Shania Twain, “Jingle Bells” featuring the Puppini Sisters and an original song written by Bublé, “Cold December Night.”
Celine Dion, one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, has sold more than 250 million albums during her 30-plus-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Award (Quebec). In 2004, Dion received the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007 she was honored with the Legend Award at the World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry. Dion is currently performing her critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency show, “Celine,” at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The show includes her biggest hits mixed with timeless hits by iconic artists that celebrate all generations and genres of music.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings:
On the heels of a 2014 Grammy nomination for their album “Give the People What They Want,” Sharon Jones and her acclaimed band the Dap-Kings returned with their first holiday record, “It’s a Holiday Soul Party,” released Oct. 30 on Daptone Records. From classics “Silent Night,” “White Christmas” and “Silver Bells,” to new soul-drenched originals such as “8 Days of Hanukkah” and “Just Another Christmas Song,” “It’s a Holiday Soul Party” is uplifting, filled with the love and hope of the season and buoyed by the sound of Jones’ instantly recognizable voice. Having returned to the stage after a 2013 cancer diagnosis, Jones sounds as powerful as ever. Her holiday foray will be followed in 2016 by the release of “Miss Sharon Jones!,” a documentary by two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple. The film parallels Jones’ health battle and relentless pursuit of her dream at the helm of one of music’s finest bands.
Tori Kelly’s rise to success came from posting covers to YouTube in her bedroom, to writing, producing and releasing her own EP’s. She is the definition of DIY. To date, Kelly’s YouTube channel boasts more than 1 million subscribers with over 110 million views, her album “Unbreakable Smile” debuted at No. 2 and she delivered knockout performances at this year’s MTV EMA’s, VMA’s, Billboard Music Awards and BET Awards. Her brand new single, “Hollow,” is available now on Capitol Records.
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