R. Kelly is ready to bring some yuletide glee for the holiday season. The R&B vet is prepping his next project – his first Christmas album titled 12 Nights of Christmas.
Although there’s no official track list released yet, Kels did share the cover art on his Twitter account over the weekend. The artwork features the dapper crooner wearing a tuxedo-styled smoking jacket, holding a cigar in one hand and a drink in the other by a roaring fireplace.
The 49-year-old singer carried his Christmas-y theme to his Instagram account. He posted a photo of himself outside in the snow gleefully smiling in his black turtleneck and festive red-and-white cardigan sweater. In the caption it reads, “The world could use some cheer” with the hashtags #12NightsOfChristmas and #NewTracks #2016.
The holiday album is expected to arrive on Oct. 21. In an interview Rap-Up, R. Kelly promised that the project will be filled with love-making jams. “I come with that bearing gifts,” he said.
R. Kelly is set to embark on the second leg of his The Buffet tour later this week. His trek will resume on Thursday (Sept. 29) in Albany, N.Y., and then hit Philadelphia (Sept. 30), Baltimore (Oct. 1), Boston (Oct. 6) and other major cities. The jaunt officially wraps up on Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C.
You can peep his tour itinerary below.