Amazon Music announced its kickoff to the holiday season with a slate of brand-new holiday content for listeners, including new exclusive music from chart-topping artists, hundreds of holiday playlists and stations, and much more. Justin Bieber has released his rendition of Brenda Lee's classic holiday song, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' has always been one of my favorite songs to celebrate the holidays, and I'm excited to team up with Amazon Music to share my own version, with my fans," said Justin Bieber.
Amazon Music releases Amazon Original songs from a wide range of artists year-round, and continues to enlist both emerging artists and chart toppers to create special holiday songs only for Amazon Music listeners. In addition to new songs from Bieber, Blige and Underwood, this holiday season Amazon Music listeners can now stream a reimagined version of "In The Bleak Midwinter" by Jamie Cullum; a cover of "Merry Christmas Darling" by Lennon Stella; for King & Country's version of "Do You Hear What I Hear?"; a new holiday original titled "Pub Crawl" from Canada's top rock outfit, Arkells; and "Zuhause (Christmas Time)" by German singer, Vanessa Mai. In the coming weeks, Amazon Music will release even more Amazon Original songs including a Spanglish rendition of "Let It Snow (Navidad, Navidad, Navidad)," by Lele Pons; "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (Te Deseo Muy Felices Fiestas)" in Spanglish by Jesse & Joy; as well as a cover of "The Christmas Song" from Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, Kiana Ledé.
"This holiday season, it's important for us to bring our customers more reasons to smile, and to create ways for them to connect with their favorite artists while at home with family," said Ryan Redington, VP of Music Industry at Amazon Music. "Our customers are requesting holiday music more and more each year. In the days leading up to Christmas last year, Amazon Music listeners requested holiday music more than 11 million times per day, and nearly 8,000 times per minute worldwide, and we can't wait to see that trend continue."
To get started on holiday listening, simply ask "Alexa, play holiday music" in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android or on enabled devices, for a mix of the new singles and classic hits, or check out popular playlists such as Christmas Present and Christmas Past. For a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get three months of the premium streaming tier free to enjoy unlimited access to more than 70 million songs, ad-free and a wide selection of podcasts. To learn more, visit amazonmusic.com.