Sheryl Lee Ralph is ending her banner 12 months on a excessive notice. The newly minted Emmy winner is releasing a Christmas album aptly titled «Sleigh,» and we already know it’ll be full of festive bangers. Ralph shared the information on Nov. 1 with «At present» present hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, who slipped in a short point out of the mission on the finish of their interview.
«Mariah is freaking out,» Hager mentioned, after all referencing the Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey. In addition they provided a glimpse on the album paintings, which options the «Abbott Elementary» star wanting beautiful as ever in a purple costume and matching lipstick.
Ralph once more teased her forthcoming musical mission that night throughout a «Late Night time With Seth Meyers» interview, confirming there is a little bit of double entendre at play with the title. «S-l-e-i-g-h, however it all will depend on the way you say it, as a result of we’re going to slay,» she joked.
Ralph has but to disclose any extra data, equivalent to a launch date, track titles, and attainable collaborations, and her reps didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’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 instances all year long. In September, she belted out «Endangered Species» by Dianne Reeves whereas accepting her first Emmy — a efficiency she recreated on the Girls 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 authentic 1981 Broadway manufacturing.) «Sleigh» would be the Ralph’s second album, following «Within the Night» in 1984, and several other non-album singles all through the ’90s.
Along with her historic Emmys win and upcoming music mission, Ralph has had fairly the action-packed 12 months: 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.