Miracles: The Holiday Album

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Miracles: The Holiday Album
Studio album by Kenny G
Released November 22, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 35:49
Label Arista
Producer Kenny G
Kenny G chronology
Montage
(1993)
Miracles: The Holiday Album
(1994)
The Very Best of Kenny G
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]

Miracles: The Holiday Album is the first holiday album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 1994, and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200, Contemporary Jazz Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.[3] It was the overall best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the United States for both 1994 and 1996.[4] It sold 2,987,000 copies in 1994 and 888,000 copies in 1996.[5]

According to Billboard magazine (issue date October 31, 2007), Miracles: The Holiday Album is also the overall best-selling Christmas/holiday album of the entire Nielsen/SoundScan era (March 1991 – present). As of December 17, 2012, the album has sold a total of 7,277,000 copies in the U.S. according to SoundScan.[6]

On January 13, 1999, Miracles: The Holiday Album was certified eight-times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of eight million copies in the United States.[7]

Track listing (non-US edition)[edit]

  1. "Winter Wonderland" (Felix Bernard/Dick Smith) – 3:03
  2. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 3:02
  3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane) – 3:58
  4. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé/Robert Wells) – 4:03
  5. "Silent Night" (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr) – 3:47
  6. "Brahms's Lullaby" (Johannes Brahms) – 3:15
  7. "Greensleeves (What Child Is This?) (Traditional)" – 3:29
  8. "Miracles" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) – 2:32
  9. "Away in a Manger" (James R. Murray) – 2:39
  10. "The Chanukah Song (From Miracles 1994)" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) – 2:31
  11. "The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine K. Davis/Henry Simeone) – 4:05
  12. "Silver Bells" (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans) - 4:00
  13. "Spring Breeze" (Ling-Chiu Lee/Yu-Shian Deng) - 3:20

Track listing (US edition)[edit]

  1. "Winter Wonderland" – 3:03
  2. "White Christmas" – 3:02
  3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" – 3:58
  4. "Silent Night" – 3:47
  5. "Greensleeves" – 3:29
  6. "Miracles" – 2:32
  7. "The Little Drummer Boy" – 4:05
  8. "The Chanukah Song" – 2:31
  9. "Silver Bells" - 4:00
  10. "Away in a Manger" – 2:39
  11. "Brahms's Lullaby" – 3:15

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
The Billboard 200 1
US Contemporary Jazz Albums (Billboard) 1
US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

Singles[edit]

Information taken from this source.[8]

Year Title Chart Positions
US Adult Contemporary
1995 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" 26

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Hell Freezes Over by Eagles
Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 10–23, 1994
December 31, 1994 - January 6, 1995
Succeeded by
Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
The Hits by Garth Brooks