Christmas comes early for R. Kelly fans.
Before Halloween and Thanksgiving, the R&B icon has unleashed his first-ever holiday album, 12 Nights of Christmas.
The 12-track project features plenty of cheer with festive jams like “My Wish for Christmas,” “Home for Christmas,” “I’m Sending You My Love for Christmas,” “Christmas Lovin’,” and “It’s Christmas Day.”
It’s been a long time coming for the legendary crooner. In 2013, he revealed plans for the album during an interview with Rap-Up.
“I’m working on a Christmas album right now called 12 Nights of Christmas and it’s gonna be a lot of lovemaking,” he said at the time. “I come with that bearing gifts.”
Three years later, those presents have arrived. Unwrap Kellz’ 12 Nights of Christmas below.
In support of the album, R. Kelly has announced the “12 Nights of Christmas Holiday Tour,” which kicks off Dec. 5 in Nashville and makes stops in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Brooklyn.
Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting Wednesday, Oct. 26. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
12 Nights of Christmas Holiday Tour Dates
Dec. 5 – Music City Theater at Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Dec. 10 – Orpheum – Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 11 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Dec. 13 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
Dec. 14 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
Dec. 17 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY