Kristin Chenoweth Soars to the Top on Billboard's Chart With New Holiday CD A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas

SUPERSTAR SINGER HOLDS THE #1 POSITION ON BILLBOARD'S HEAT SEEKERS-TOP NEW ARTIST CHART

HER BIGGEST SELLING AND HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM TO DATE

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Dec 4, 2008

Sony Masterworks is pleased to announce that Kristin Chenoweth's recently released holiday recording, A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas, has garnered the highest sales and chart ranking in her recording career. With increased sales of 63% this week, A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas holds the #1 position on Billboard's Heat Seekers -Top New Artist Chart and continues to steadily climb Billboard's Seasonal and Top 200 Charts.

On her third album, Chenoweth covers a wide range of Christmas songs from "Christmas Island," popularized by The Andrew's Sisters to her personal favorite "Come On Ring Those Bells."

In addition to well-known Christmas classics such as "Silver Bells" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (which she recently performed on The Today Show), Chenoweth reinterprets Louis Armstrong's modern standard "What A Wonderful World" and children's favorite "Sing," (originally written for Sesame Street's loveable Big Bird) into Christmas songs with the help of acclaimed producer Robbie Buchanan (Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow) and Executive Producer Jay Landers (Streisand, Midler, Manilow, Celine Dion and Josh Groban).

The album also features new compositions of "Home On Christmas Day," co-written by Grammy Award-winning producer Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion) and Jay Landers and "Born On Christmas Day," with lyrics by Grammy winning pop/soul singing legend Peabo Bryson.

This week she also performed the classic "Do You Hear What I Hear?" on The View and on NBC's Christmas In Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony. She will perform "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "What Child Is This?" on TNT's Christmas In Washington on December 14, 2008.

  Track Listing:


  1   I'll Be Home For Christmas
  2   Christmas Island
  3   The Christmas Waltz
  4   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  5   Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World with John Pizarelli
  6   Sing
  7   Silver Bells
  8   Come On Ring Those Bells
  9   What Child Is This?
  10  Home On Christmas Day
  11  Born On Christmas Day
  12  Sleep Well Little Children / What A Wonderful World

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SOURCE: Sony Masterworks

CONTACT: Kristen Foster, PMK/HBH, Kristen.Foster@pmkhbh.com,
+1-212-373-6108, Angela Barkan, SONY BMG, angela.barkan@sonybmg.com,
+1-212-833-8575


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