Emmy® award-winning musical director, musician, singer, and songwriter Adam Blackstone heralds the holidays with a brand new mistletoe-ready single entitled “Christmas Kisses” featuring Keke Palmer. Listen to “Christmas Kisses” HERE. It arrives as the lead single from Blackstone’s forthcoming second solo album and first Christmas album, A LEGACY CHRISTMAS, which is set for release on November 24 and will also feature guest artists to include Andra Day, BJ The Chicago Kid, Boyz II Men, and more.
On “Christmas Kisses,” Adam’s inimitable delivery uplifts Keke’s soaring and soulful vocals. Between cheery guitar, vibrant horns, and lively drums, she leans into melodies that are just as warm as a fireplace on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, Adam heats up the verses before the chantable chorus, “Don’t forget about my kisses on this Christmas.” The holidays have never been this romantic, thanks to “Christmas Kisses.”
“Christmas Kisses” and A LEGACY CHRISTMAS arrive on the heels of Adam Blackstone’s acclaimed debut album, Legacy, released in September 2022. The project instantly resonated with audiences, drawing up north of 4.7 million streams across all platforms with the fan-favorite “’Round Midnight” tallying 1.3 million Spotify streams alone. “’Round Midnight” also went on to receive a 2023 Grammy® nomination for “Best Traditional R&B Performance,” while Barack Obama touted the track on his coveted “Favorite Music of 2022” playlist. Meanwhile, Legacy was honored with the award for “Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal” at the 54th NAACP Image Awards.
Additionally, Adam is currently nominated for two Emmy® awards in the category of Musical Direction. He received one nomination for his efforts in the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the other for Rihanna’s most-watched 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Adam previously banked an Emmy® win for The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and more.
Adam Blackstone is not only a multi-faceted bass player, musician, Emmy award-winning music director, and Grammy award-winning writer, but he is also notably the musical mastermind behind the live shows of many of today’s biggest artists (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Eminem,…the list goes on).
Blackstone’s TV legacy continues to expand as music director and on-screen personality. He has contributed his talents to today’s biggest shows, including The Oscars, NBC’s “The Voice,” the Grammy Awards, numerous BET, VH1 and MTV specials and as the music director for The hit Fox shows “The Four” and “The Masked Singer.” In 2022, Adam released “Legacy,” his 2023 Grammy-nominated debut album, which features guest artists including Jazmine Sullivan, Leslie Odom Jr., Jill Scott, Mary Mary, & Kirk Franklin. On November 24th, 2023, Adam Blackstone will usher in the holiday season with his second solo and first Christmas album, A LEGACY CHRISTMAS.