After what seems like endless months of waiting for a sneak peek or even just a little hint of who anticipating "Best Man Holiday" fans can expect to hear on the film's soundtrack, finally... CentricTV provides some answers. On Tuesday October 2, Centric released the full listing of artist and songs, set to be released later this month on the film's soundtrack. And in true "Best Man Holiday" fashion, the album is nothing like it's predecessor, released in 1999, this album is in fact a holiday album with plenty of Christmas melodies to sing for the holidays.
Included on the album is Mary J Blige, who is set to release her own holiday album, "A Mary Christmas" this month, singing her rendition of the late Donny Hathaway's song, "This Christmas." Set to join Mary J Blige on the soundtrack are the vocals of R&B singers, Mario, Monica and British soul artist Emili Sande, with familiar carols and traditional yuletide songs that capture the true essence of holiday. Songs such as, "Someday at Christmas (Mario)", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Monica)", and "Winter Wonderland (Emili Sande)" are sure to get you prepped and ready for the November release of the 1999 "The Best Man" sequel, "The Best Man Holiday."
The film, which takes place almost fifteen years later from when we were first introduced to "Lance (Morris Chestnut)" the very handsome football player and his lovely, sweet but not so innocent bride-to-be "Mia (Monica Calhoun.)" "Harper, the author (Taye Diggs)," meek "Mirch (Harold Pirreneau)" and smooth talking "Quentin (Terrance Howard.) We fell in love with these characters and also the music from the film, and on November 15, we will be able to sit down in front of the big screen to reunite with them all over again. But, as for the soundtrack, we don't have to wait until November. "The Best Man Holiday" soundtrack will be available for purchase on October 29.
Hopefully, lovers of the first soundtrack, which featured hit songs like, "Turn your lights down low," by Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley, Maxwell's "Let's not play the game," and Eric Benet's "Poetry Girl," won't be too discouraged to fall in love with this one as well, and the music will cause you to do what R. Kelly's contribution to this soundtrack will be, this "Christmas [he'll] be steppin'."
Check out the full soundtrack listing below and watch the trailer.
01. Christmastime To Me - Jordin Sparks
02. Someday at Christmas - Mario
03. What Christmas Means To Me - Fantasia
04. I Still Have You - Charlie Wilson
05. Christmas, I'll Be Steppin' - R. Kelly
06. This Christmas - Mary J. Blige
07. Shelter - John Legend
08. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Monica
09. Winter Wonderland - Emeli Sandé
10. Can You Stand The Rain - New Edition
11. I Want To Come Home for Christmas- Ne-Yo
12. O Holy Night - Jayda Brown & Jasmine Watkins
13. As - Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton