Broadway star Lea Salonga jammed with the American a cappella group in recording the classic Filipino holiday song "Christmas In Our Hearts" originally done by Jose Mari Chan.
"Yes, folks! This is happening! Had the most wonderful time recording this classic Filipino Christmas song with @ptxofficial! And yes, fellow Pinoys, this is the Christmas In Our Hearts you think it is!" wrote Lea on social media on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The song is featured in the latest Christmas album of Pentatonic entitled "Holidays Around the World" which became available on Friday, Oct. 28.
This is the first time that the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and Daytime EMMY® Award-nominated vocal quintet present a global vision unlike anything else in their acclaimed catalog on Holidays Around The World. To bring these 12 tracks to life, they collaborated with incredible artists from all over the world, including 10 countries and four continents, according to broadwayworld.com.
Aside from Lea, other special guests in the album include Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Congolese gospel singer Grace Lokwa, Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji, Latin band La Santa Cecilia, Indian vocalist Shreya Ghoshal, Japanese artists HIKAKIN & SEIKIN, British a cappella ensemble The King Singers, and American superstar Meghan Trainor. Together, they reignite seven holiday staples and serve up five originals, including "Kid On Christmas" , the report also said.
"This album is unlike anything we've ever released before! Much like the album's title, 'Holidays Around the World', we wanted to invite a few incredible artists from all around the world to help celebrate the season with us.
These artists all sound amazing, and we are so thrilled to have them on this record. You can hear all the songs RIGHT NOW at ptxofficial.com," Pentatonix also said.
The song "Christmas In Our Hearts" was released on Nov. 17, 1990. It was lifted from the holiday album of the same title, which currently holds the record for the biggest-selling album in OPM history.