It’s official! Mariah Carey is teaming up with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson to remake her Christmas song “Oh Santa!”
The Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, has brought the ultimate Christmas cheer by confirming her duet with fellow vocal powerhouses Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson.
Fans could not contain their excitement after Carey shared a poster of her upcoming Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, premiering on Apple TV+. The photo is of her alongside Ariana and Jennifer belting out their new song, “Oh Santa!,” into microphones.
‘MC x AG x JH,’ Carey captioned the photo. Simultaneously, her Instagram stories included a countdown, appearing to confirm the track will be released on Friday morning.
Reacting to the good news, music producer and longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri commented: “Colossal!”
Former Fifth Harmony singer Lauren Jauregui also commented: “Um did somebody say VOCALZ?!? A blessing.”
It comes weeks after Mariah first teased the surprise collaboration with a mysterious photo of three chairs with the initials MC, AG, and JH on the back of each one in a studio.
It’s an incredibly huge deal for Ariana Grande, whose vocal ability has long been compared to Mariah’s. For years people have tried to pit Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande against each other. Even though Grande has previously cited Carey as one of her inspirations.
The collaboration will be featured in Mariah’s anticipated special, which includes many other celebrities. A-list guests such as Tiffany Haddish, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mariah Carey’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, will appear.
The old-fashioned variety show spectacular is set to air on December 4 on Apple TV+, complete with a soundtrack released on Apple Music the same day. The album will be available on all other streaming platforms on December 11.
If you have an Apple Music student subscription, you can enjoy free access to Apple TV+ for a limited time. Just open the Apple TV app and start watching Apple originals.