Gibson will spread holiday spirit with her ‘Winterlicious’ Tour kicking off Nov. 25
Debbie Gibson announced her first ever holiday album, “Winterlicious,” will release Oct. 21. Ranging from a mix of sparkling originals and beautiful reimagined covers, Gibson has enlisted her dream team of Sean Thomas (‘The Body Remembers’/Hallmark), Fred Coury (Cinderella/Emmy award winning composer/producer), Sylvia MacCalla (Selena Gomez), Joey Melotti (Barry Manilow), Joey Finger (Donny & Marie) and musicians Lydia Ansel (electric violin) and indie artist BONZIE (accordion), to create an album that is sure to become a holiday classic.
To celebrate the album's release, Gibson will make an appearance on “TalkShopLive” on Oct. 17 (7 p.m. ET). Fans can purchase autographed copies of the new album and ask her questions live.
This spirited and soulful album, Gibson’s first in this genre in 36 years, features a magical collaboration with her pop soulmate Joey McIntyre, who co-wrote the new holiday anthem "Heartbreak Holiday" for those missing that special someone during the holidays. Gibson’s Daddy Joe joins her on a new rendition of “White Christmas”; and her infectious, up-tempo, original song “Christmas Star,” which came out in 2021, is also included.
In support of this new holiday classic, Gibson will embark on a “Winterlicious” holiday tour that will begin in California on Nov. 25. Get tickets here.
Last year, Gibson released her long-awaited 10th studio pop album “The Body Remembers” – her first in 20 years – marking a new chapter for Gibson on her own label, Stargirl Records. Her team said, “It is filled with a mix of modern pop hooks and upbeat club bangers along with melodic nostalgic tracks that pay homage to her earlier music. ‘The Body Remembers’ represents all things Debbie: empowerment, living your best life, and staying #EternallyElectric.”
Singer, songwriter, actress and producer Gibson was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island. Her 1987 debut album, “Out of the Blue,” went triple-Platinum and launched her career at the age of 16. Album’s single “Foolish Beat” made Gibson the youngest artist to write, produce and perform a No. 1 track on the Billboard Hot 100 – she is still the youngest female to do so, to date.
As the sole composer on each of her Top 20 singles, Gibson was recognized by ASCAP as Songwriter of the Year in 1989. She has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide and released 10 studio albums and five compilations. She continues to score chart-topping tracks, including 2020’s #VegasVibe Remix from “Girls Night Out (Tracy Young Remixes),” which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Dance Club chart and UK Music Week singles charts, and 2022’s “One Step Closer (Remixes),” which reached No. 3 on the Swiss dance charts and landed at No. 8 on the Commercial Pop MusicWeek chart in the UK. “The Body Remembers” promptly shot up to No. 2 on the Apple Pop Charts and achieved 1 million streams in its first month. Most recently, she celebrated the 35th anniversary of her debut album with three sold-out shows in New York City.
As a successful actress, Gibson debuted in “Les Misérables” on Broadway in 1992 and played Sandy in “Grease” on London’s West End in 1993. She performed in 17 musicals in 17 years, including the roles of Belle in “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” and Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of “Cabaret” with Neil Patrick Harris. On television she has competed on “Dancing with the Stars,” produced/starred in “Summer of Dreams” and its sequel, “Wedding of Dreams, for the Hallmark Channel, and appeared in season 5B of the popular Netflix series “Lucifer,” in a special musical episode titled “Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam.” Gibson most recently appeared on CBS’s “Secret Celebrity Renovation” with hosts Nishcelle Turner, Boston Rob and Sabrina Soto. Gibson’s latest film “The Class” with Anthony Michael Hall, Charlie Gillespie, Lyric Ross, Hanna Kepple and Colin McCalla, written and directed by Nicholas Celozzi, is out now.