30 October 2001
| Destiny's Child|
| October 30, 2001 (2001-10-30)|
July 2000; July–September 2001
Errol McCalla Jr.
This Is the Remix
Christmas music, Contemporary R&B
Destiny's Child albums, Christmas music albums
8 Days of Christmas is the fourth and penultimate studio album and first Christmas album by American R&B girl group Destiny's Child, released on October 30, 2001 by Columbia Records.
The album contains nine tracks featuring traditional Christmas songs and three original songs. Most of them are re-arranged with up-tempo beats in a contemporary R&B style. The album was recorded in Summer 2001 in the United States, but Kelly Rowland stated during the "8 Days of Christmas" video premiere on BET's 106 & Park in Fall 2001 that parts of the album were also recorded in Japan during Destiny's Child's overseas promo tour. In the same interview, Beyoncé Knowles revealed, "Actually we wrote the song two years ago, when we went in the studio to do some Christmas something. That's what started the idea of doing a Christmas album." The song "8 Days of Christmas" first appeared on the double-disc reissue of The Writing's on the Wall in November 2000.
8 Days of Christmas debuted at number fifty-nine on the US Billboard 200. Five weeks later, it eventually peaked at number thirty-four. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 3, 2001, denoting shipments in excess of 500,000 copies in the United States.
Notes^[a] – Vocal arrangements by Beyoncé.
^[b] – Musical & Vocal arrangements by Michelle Williams, Erron Williams and Kim Burse.
^[c] – Vocal arrangements by Kelly Rowland and Kim Burse.
"8 Days of Christmas" contains re-sung lyrics from Traditional Christmas Carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" & a replayed element from "Jingle Bells" written by James Pierpont
"Winter Paradise" contains replayed elements from "Father Figure", written & performed by George Michael.
"A 'DC' Christmas Medley" incorporates lyrics from "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", "Jingle Bells", "Frosty the Snowman", "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas", "Deck the Halls" and "Here Comes Santa Claus".
"Little Drummer Boy" originally performed by The Harry Simeone Chorale and Based on "Carol of the Drum" performed by The Trapp Family Singers
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" originally performed by The Harry Simeone Chorale
"White Christmas" originally performed by Bing Crosby
"Platinum Bells" is a semi-remake of "Silver Bells" originally performed by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards
"This Christmas" originally performed by Donny Hathaway
Destiny's Child - vocals performed by (tracks 1-3, 5, 7-8, 10-12)
Asif Ali - recording engineer (track 5)
Pablo Arraya - recording engineer (track 6)
Beyoncé - group member (tracks 1-5, 7-8, 10-12), musical arrangement (4), vocals (performed by) (4)
Derrick Coleman - additional background vocals (sung by) (track 9)
Dylan Dresdow - recording engineer (track 9)
Alan Floyd - musical arrangement (track 6)
David Guerrero - assistant audio mixing (tracks 1, 4-10, 12)
Jaime Guidewicz - assistant recording engineer (track 6)
James Hoover - recording engineer (tracks 2-3)
Solange Knowles - guest vocals (performed by) (track 5)
Tony Maserati - audio mixing (tracks 2-3, 11)
Errol "Poppi" McCalla - music programming
Bill Meyers - string arrangements, string conductor
Michael Morales - acoustic guitar (track 4)
Ramon Morales - recording engineer (tracks 11-12)
Tom Morris - recording engineer (tracks 7-8)
John Naslen - recording engineer (track 1)
Flip Osman - assistant audio mixing (tracks 2-3, 11)
Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado - audio mixing (tracks 1, 4-10, 12)
Marius Perron - recording engineer (track 4)
Juan Ramirez - assistant recording engineer (track 5)
Sharay Reed - bass guitar (track 9)
Byron Rickerson - recording engineer (track 9)
Frank Romano - guitar (track 3)
Kelly Rowland - group member (tracks 1-3, 5-8, 10-12), vocals (6)
Motonori Sasaki - assistant recording engineer (track 11)
Stephen Stephanie - assistant recording engineer (track 1)
Larry Strum - recording engineer (track 9)
Brian Summer - assistant recording engineer (track 9)
David Swope - recording engineer (track 6)
Allan Tucker - recording engineer (track 9)
Kevin Turner - acoustic guitar (track 9)
Robert Valdez - assistant recording engineer (track 7-8)
Michelle Williams - group member (tracks 1-3, 5, 7-12), lead vocals (9)
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