Starship's Christmas Album

The Starship Foundation today announced the unprecedented line-up of artists and their tracks featuring on the Starship Christmas Album 2012.

On sale for $16 from today at The Warehouse,, ASB True Rewards and all good music stores, the artists and tracks on the album are:

 - Queen 'Thank God It's Christmas'
 - Elton John 'Step Into Christmas'
 - Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy) 'Christmas Tree'
 - Justin Bieber 'Mistletoe'
 - Adeaze 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
 - Michael Jackson 'Little Christmas Tree'
 - Hayley Westenra 'Sleigh Ride'
 - Maroon 5 'Happy Christmas (War is Over)'
 - Tiki Taane 'Over the Rainbow'
 - OneRepublic 'Christmas Without You'
 - Ronan Keating 'Little Drummer Boy'
 - Jackson Five 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'
 - Lucy Lawless 'Little Child'

All the artists have generously provided their recordings royalty free in support of Starship.

The album promotion is fronted by international pop superstar Justin Bieber, who swept the American Music Awards on Sunday, topping strong competition and sending newcomers British boybands One Direction and The Wanted home empty-handed.

Justin Bieber with Starship patient Makenzie Perry at the national children’s hospital when Justin visited Starship in July of this year.
Photo credit: Michelle Carlson

Bieber, 18, won all three categories in which he was nominated, including the night's biggest award, artist of the year.

Bieber visited Starship - the national children's hospital - earlier this year to surprise some of the patients and film the television ad for the Christmas Album.  Lucy Lawless also fronts a TV commercial for the album.

Music industry veteran Paul Ellis worked in conjunction with Universal Music and the Starship Foundation to develop the Starship Christmas Album 2012 and says, "I knew that all these great Christmas tracks existed but had never been released in New Zealand," he says.  “It’s a real coup to get all these artists on one album – and to have the tracks donated by the artists makes it that much sweeter for Starship.”

Starship Foundation CEO Brad Clark says “Starship Children’s Health has more than 120,000 patient visits a year from children from all over New Zealand.  By buying this fantastic album, people will make this Christmas very special for our national children’s hospital.”

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  • Wice says
    You can also buy directly from the Starship Foundation at:

    If you are a Lucy Lawless fan, here is a video showing Lucy puttering about playng the piano, chatting, and singing some of "Little Child"

  • Tamzen says
    With ALL profits to Starship, sweet CD, sweet cause... I'm buying!
  • mahmmatesrulez says
    Definetely going down to buy one of these!!! So good its going towards something worthy, especially to the children at starship!!
  • Rosie says
    yep, and it's christmas songs - yah!
    Good on them compiling it for Starship!
  • JennyT says
    Great idea and great artists - ups to all you guys for giving tracks for such a good cause.
  • animal lover says
    What a great idea. It is wonderful the artists are getting behind such a great cause.
  • Kate says
    Looks like a great xmas album and the fact that all the money is going to charity is great
  • nzmonstar says
    A great cause and some great artists
  • J.Sark says
    wow, all money going for charity and some good Christmas-songs, what more we need?
  • Animus says
    Great xmas cd that will be well worth the buy

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