Sheryl Lee Ralph to Launch Christmas Album Known as “Sleigh”

Sheryl Lee Ralph is ending her banner yr on a excessive word. The newly minted Emmy winner is releasing a Christmas album aptly titled “Sleigh,” and we already know it may be crammed with festive bangers. Ralph shared the information on Nov. 1 with “Right this moment” present hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, who slipped in a short point out of the challenge on the finish of their interview.

“Mariah is freaking out,” Hager stated, after all referencing the Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey. Additionally they provided a glimpse on the album art work, which options the “Abbott Elementary” star wanting beautiful as ever in a crimson costume and matching lipstick.

Ralph once more teased her forthcoming musical challenge that night throughout a “Late Night With Seth Meyers” interview, confirming there is a little bit of double entendre at play with the title. “S-l-e-i-g-h, nevertheless it all is dependent upon the way you say it, as a result of we’re going to slay,” she joked.

Ralph has but to disclose any further data, equivalent to a launch date, tune titles, and doable collaborations, and her reps didn’t instantly reply to’s request for remark. However seeing as she’s already a vacation queen in her personal proper, having starred in a number of Hallmark Christmas movies all through her decades-long profession, we all know the album will a deal with.

A seasoned Broadway icon, Ralph has reminded followers of her powerhouse vocals a number of occasions all year long. In September, she belted out “Endangered Species” by Dianne Reeves whereas accepting her first Emmy — a efficiency she recreated on the Ladies in Movie Honors in Los Angeles final week. Additionally in September, she teamed up with Jennifer Hudson for a nostalgic “Dreamgirls” duet. (Ralph beforehand portrayed Deena Jones within the unique 1981 Broadway manufacturing.) “Sleigh” would be the Ralph’s second album, following “Within the Night” in 1984, and a number of other non-album singles all through the ’90s.

Along with her historic Emmys win and upcoming music challenge, Ralph has had fairly the action-packed yr: the 65-year-old actor will seem in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 present on Nov. 9, is at present producing the Broadway play “Ohio State Murders,” and is, after all, starring as Barbara Howard on season two of “Abbott Elementary.” EGOT standing, right here she comes.

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