Mary J. Blige will be the next artist featured in concert on HSN, celebrating the release of her first holiday album, “A Mary Christmas.” The broadcast will take place Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. ET at HSN’s St. Petersburg, Florida studio.
Joining Blige as a special guest will be fellow Grammy Award winner and Verve Music Group chairman David Foster, who produced “A Mary Christmas.” That evening he’ll double as music director for the live orchestra and choir that will accompany Blige.
Complementing the hour-long broadcast will be narrative from Blige about the meaning of Christmas and the making of the album, which marks the first collaboration between her and Foster. Featuring such holiday gems as “The Christmas Song,” “The First Noel” and “This Christmas,” the set also finds Blige pairing with Barbra Streisand (“When You Wish Upon a Star”) and Jessie J (“Do You Hear What I Hear”), among others. “A Mary Christmas” was released Oct. 15 through Matriarch/Verve.