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Lea Salonga Sings Jose Mari Chan Classic in Pentatonix’s Christmas Album

Pentatonix release Christmas album featuring Lea Salonga and Lang Lang. Music Press Asia

Filipino singer Lea Salonga confirmed that she is featured in the latest Christmas album of Pentatonix.

Salonga and Pentatonix will sing Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas classic, ‘Christmas in our Hearts’, as part of the acapella group’s new Christmas album, Holidays around the World.

“Yes, folks! This is happening! Had the most wonderful time recording this classic Filipino Christmas song with Pentatonix,” Salonga wrote on her Instagram on Thursday. “And yes, fellow Pinoys, this is the Christmas In Our Hearts you think it is!”

The new album consists of twelve Christmas tracks, including two original songs by the band.

Other artists on the album include Meghan Trainor, Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Congolese singer Grace Lokwa and Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji.

The album is released by RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Listen to the song below:

Multiple award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is renowned across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. She is best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre.

Salonga is the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II.

For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend”.

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Most recently, Lea starred in the critically acclaimed Sony musical-drama YELLOW ROSE which hit theaters this October. Additionally, in August, Lea released her single “Dream Again” with all profits donated to charities aiding in COVID-19 relief around the world, including The Actor’s Fund.

In November 2020 Lea Salonga: Live with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from Sydney Opera House aired as part of Great Performances on PBS. A live album of the performance was subsequently released by Broadway Records.

Lea’s 2019 The Human Heart Tour saw sold-out audiences and record-breaking sales across North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. On Broadway, Lea most recently starred in the 2018 Broadway revival of Once on This Island as the Goddess of Love, Erzulie. The show’s return to the Broadway stage earned a Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Musical” and also garnered Lea and the cast a Grammy nomination for “Best Musical Theater Album.”

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