José Feliciano celebrates the 50th Anniversary of beloved holiday song “Feliz Navidad” with a reimagined version of the crossover hit, featuring 30 artists like: CNCO, Shaggy, Jon Secada, Jason Mraz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rachael Ray, Gloria Gaynor, Michael Bolton, Jencarlos Canela, La India, and Julio Iglesias Jr., among others.
Lele Pons sings in Spanish and English for the first time in “Let It Snow (Navidad, Navidad, Navidad)”
Jesse & Joy collaborate with Amazon and fulfill Wish Lists for 8 organizations in the United States and Mexico.
Amazon Music LAT!N Kicks Off the Holidays with New Amazon Original Songs from José Feliciano, Lele Pons, Jesse & Joy, and More
José Feliciano celebrates the 50th Anniversary of beloved holiday song “Feliz Navidad” with a reimagined version of the crossover hit, featuring 30 artists
Lele Pons Sings in Spanish and English for the first time in “Let It Snow (Navidad, Navidad, Navidad)”
Jesse & Joy Collaborate with Amazon and fulfill Wish Lists for 8 organizations in the United States and Mexico
SEATTLE, WA – Amazon Music LAT!N today announced the start to las fiestas with new holiday content for customers, including exclusive Amazon Originals songs from chart-topping artists, a flurry of holiday playlists and stations, new video content including interviews, and more. Starting today, listeners can hear Amazon Original songs including a reimagined version of singer, songwriter, guitarist José Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic holiday tune, [influencer, model and singer] Lele Pons’ Spanglish rendition of “Let It Snow (Navidad, Navidad, Navidad),” and sibling duo Jesse & Joy’s Spanglish cover of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Te Deseo Muy Felices Fiestas).” To stream these new holiday songs and more, go to Amazon.com/latinmusic.
“It’s hard to believe I’ve been singing ‘Feliz Navidad’ for 50 years,” said José Feliciano. “When I wrote the song, I was touring non-stop and missing my family and Christmas traditions in Puerto Rico. I am overwhelmed with the generosity of spirit and passion that all my friends have put into this track and I am grateful that this song continues to bring joy and unify people around the world. Feliz Navidad everyone!”
This year, Amazon Music LAT!N is celebrating the multiple-Grammy-winning artist’s timeless crossover hit with a new Amazon Original version of the song. First released in 1970, José Feliciano’s hit has been part of the soundtrack for holiday celebrations for generations. The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter invited 30 artists to participate in the anniversary edition of the beloved holiday tune, exclusively for Amazon Music LAT!N. Artists include: CNCO, Shaggy, Jon Secada, Jason Mraz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rachael Ray, Gloria Gaynor, Big & Rich, Michael Bolton, Jencarlos Canela, Patricia Manterola, La India, and Julio Iglesias Jr., among others. Accompanying the song is an exclusive video featuring an interview with the artist and industry insiders regarding the cultural significance of this holiday favorite, which launches in December. Listen to José Feliciano’s Amazon Original version of “Feliz Navidad 50th Anniversary,” here.
“José Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad 50th Anniversary,” an animated video featuring the artist singing the holiday tune to people gathering from all over is now exclusively available on Prime Video. Beginning December 1, customers will also be able to interact with the artist through Alexa with voice. Customers can ask questions like, “Alexa, tell me about the song Feliz Navidad,” or “Alexa, what is José Feliciano’s favorite holiday memory?” and hear a recorded response from José Feliciano himself. Customers can also ask “Alexa, what can I ask José Feliciano?”
“When I think of the holiday season, I think of family gatherings, beautiful decorations, and, of course, music,” said Lele Pons. “I’m thankful that Amazon Music gave me the opportunity to put my own twist on a classic record and I’m so excited for everyone to hear me singing in Spanish and English for the first time. This project is really special for me and I hope people feel the joy I felt when I was making it.”
To accompany her Amazon Original version of “Let it Snow,” (Navidad, Navidad, Navidad),” Lele Pons stars in a video featuring a traditional Christmas celebration with a tropical twist debuting December 4. Beginning December 8, customers can also interact with Lele through Alexa by asking questions in Spanish like “Alexa, dime el top 5 de Lele Pons,” (Alexa, tell me Lele Pons’ top 5) or “Alexa, ¿puede Lele Pons cantarme una canción navideña?” (Alexa, can Lele Pons sing me a Christmas song?) to hear from the singer directly. Listen to Lele Pons’ Amazon Original version of “Let It Snow (Navidad, Navidad, Navidad)” here.
“Christmas is one of our favorite holidays and working on this special version of this iconic song, along with Amazon Music, is quite special. We love Christmas, we love music, so let’s go!,” said Jesse & Joy.
Jesse & Joy are teaming up with Amazon and its “Delivering Smiles” holiday campaign, to give back to charitable organizations and the communities they serve this season. The duo have identified four organizations in the United States and four organizations in Mexico to fulfill items from each organization’s wish lists. This is part of a larger Delivering Smiles holiday campaign recently announced, with Amazon donating millions of items through product and monetary donations to over one thousand charities worldwide. Listen to Jesse & Joy’s Amazon Original version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Te Deseo Muy Felices Fiestas),” here.
“Music is at the heart of Latino holiday celebrations, it transcends generations and connects us to each other,” said Rocio Guerrero, Global Head of Latin Music at Amazon Music. “We want to honor that on Amazon Music LAT!N by bringing our fans Originals created exclusively for Amazon, along with beloved hits and new favorites to get them through the season.”
Every fiesta needs a playlist and Amazon Music LAT!N’s new curated playlists are home to traditional favorites and new holiday hits. Enjoy festive tunes from holiday themed playlists including “Felices Fiestas,” to “Latin Holiday Party,” to “Navidad Caribeña,” to “Villancicos,” among many others.
To get started on holiday listening, simply ask “Alexa, play Latin Holiday music” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android or on enabled devices, for a mix of the new holiday Amazon Originals. 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. Start listening to holiday classics, newly released playlists, and Amazon Originals today on Amazon Music LAT!N in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Amazon Echo devices. To learn more, visit amazon.com/latinmusic.