Portrait Records Signs Lexi Walker 13-Year-Old YouTube Singing Sensation
Debut Album Merry Christmas Available November 20, 2015
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait Records signs singing sensation Lexi Walker, the dynamic 13-year-old whose performance of "Let It Go" from Frozen has received over 72 million YouTube views.
Lexi's holiday-themed debut album Merry Christmas, available November 20, features traditional and new holiday songs from both sides of the Atlantic, including "O Holy Night," "Christmastime Is Here," "Pat A Pan," "When a Child is Born," plus "We Need a Little Christmas" from Broadway's Mame. It also includes her rendition of the hit "Let It Go" and more.
At just 13 years old, the eighth-grade redhead has not only starred in a viral video of "Let It Go," she has performed on America's Got Talent with the One Voice Children's Choir and sung with The Piano Guys, Kristin Chenoweth, Lindsey Stirling, and David Archuleta. She recently opened for Idina Menzel at a benefit concert in Utah. Lexi's rendition of the national anthem at a Real Salt Lake soccer game also reached millions of viewers, and she'll be belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner" again at the San Francisco 49ers-Arizona Cardinals NFL game on November 29.
Lexi has been singing ever since she can remember. Her grandmother recalls Lexi at two years old, sitting in a gift shop singing along with a stuffed bear that played the Beatles tune "I Will," over and over until a crowd started to gather. A veteran voice teacher, her grandmother realized right then that she had another talented young singer to nurture.
Since then, Lexi's explosive young career has included performances on Good Morning America, The Queen Latifah Show, CBS New York's The Couch, and numerous TV news programs. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Disney Christmas Day Parade, and Christmas for the Troops at the Kennedy Center. Based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, she has toured Japan and the East Coast, and looks forward to bringing her music to new audiences both close to home and around the world – all while continuing to study her favorite subjects (math, science, and art) and eating plenty of sushi and Thai food along the way.
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com
Merry Christmas Tracklisting:
1. When a Child is Born
2. Christmastime is Here
3. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
4. O Holy Night
5. Pat A Pan
6. We Need a Little Christmas
7. Let It Go (Bonus Track) feat. Alex Boye
November 29, 2015
San Francisco, CA
49ers vs AZ Cardinals
December 10-12, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
A Kurt Bestor Christmas
December 19, 2015
American Fork, UT
Christmas Special AHS
Show Times: 2pm & 7:30pm
SOURCE Portrait / Sony Music Masterworks