Published: November 04, 2004 01:44 PM
Jessica Simpson (news | CDs) rings in the holidays with a new album of seasonal music and a concert DVD recorded earlier this year.
Titled "ReJoyce The Christmas Album," Simpson's holiday set is due in stores on Nov. 23. The 11-track collection features the singer's interpretations of a number of holiday standards, and includes duets with husband Nick Lachey ("Baby, It's Cold Outside") and sister Ashlee Simpson ("The Little Drummer Boy").
Also on Nov. 23, Simpson issues "Jessica Simpson Reality Tour Live," a DVD that captures her July 30, 2004 concert at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. Included on the disc is "an exclusive photo gallery, classic segments from her hit MTV television series, 'Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,' hilarious skits from her ABC variety special, and other surprises," according to a press release.
"ReJoyce" and "Reality Tour Live" follow Simpson's most recent collection of all-new material, last year's "In This Skin." The set has sold more than three million copies, according to Columbia Records, and recently garnered Simpson an American Music Awards nomination for favorite album; the singer is also in contention for the AMA for Favorite Female Artist.
The American Music Awards ceremony will air on ABC Television on Nov. 14.