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Starship Reveals Songs on Extraordinary Christmas Album

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20 November 2012

Starship Reveals Songs on Extraordinary 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, umusic.co.nz, 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'

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


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.

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.”

-Ends-

ABOUT THE STARSHIP FOUNDATION
The Starship Foundation raises funds so Starship Children’s Health can better care for New Zealand’s children. Donations are an extra to Government funding and provide a variety of initiatives such as new technology, vital research, boosted family support and preventative programmes. As a charitable organisation, Starship Foundation exists through the generosity of the New Zealand public who lovingly donate money and/or time to assist in making Starship a world class medical facility. Starship Children's Health cares for more than 120,000 children from around the country each year. New Zealanders can support these children by donating to the Starship Foundation on 09 307 4957 or on-line www.starship.org.nz/foundation.

You can also follow the Starship Spring Clean on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/starshipfoundation


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