December 28, 2020 [Los Angeles, CA] – Following the bold decision to step into his own spotlight from Hollywood’s premier vocal coach to Billboard charting artist, Stevie Mackey is becoming a holiday favorite with his lead single, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” featuring longtime friend Jennifer Lopez and multi-platinum producers, THE ELEVEN, off his critically-acclaimed album ‘The Most Wonderful Time’.
Directed by Santiago Salviche, Executive Produced by Steve Jones (OWN’S Black Love, Wearable Art Gala Special; Viola Davis, Beyoncé) and Co-Produced by Nils Gums, Stevie and Jennifer team up bringing their rendition of your favorite holiday classic to life, offering up a surprise merry-and-bright music video to help keep your spirits high throughout the rest of the holiday season. Making it snow in the heart of sunny Los Angeles, Stevie and Jennifer fill the cinematic visual with laughter, joy and love.
In partnership with Cadillac, the visual was filmed at THE GROVE; historically known for ushering in the holiday spirit every year via their dazzling 100-foot Christmas tree, magic snowfall and the city’s most wondrous decor. “2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. Our hope is that this visual will help bring a smile to the faces of those who need it this holiday season and beyond,” said Jones.
Stevie Mackey adds, “This entire project was a labor of LOVE and working with Jennifer on this song made it even more special.”
Garnering over 10 million streams since it’s Black Friday release, currently claiming the #15 Mediabase Holiday A/C Chart position, earning the #26 spot on Billboard AC AirPlay Charts and being featured on The TODAY Show, Stevie undoubtedly knew “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” was the perfect fit for Jennifer.
“The only thing on my mind when I chose to record this single is, ‘What’s the happiest Christmas song in the world and who do I want to bring to this party with me?’” explains Stevie Mackey.
“Stevie came to me with another song, but to tell you the truth I was like… ‘We have to do The Most Wonderful Time.’ It’s like a Christmas party! It’s about friends, family, the holidays, getting together, and having a good time. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” JLO added.
Produced by multi-platinum producers THE ELEVEN (Meghan Trainor, Celine Dion, Sean Kingston), The Most Wonderful Time includes an original tune “Hung Up On You feat. JoJo” alongside elevated recordings of classics like “Last Christmas”, “Let It Snow”, and “Do You Hear What I Hear.” Featured on The TODAY Show, this modern-day album also includes a fresh and eclectic mix of Stevie’s most renowned artists and dearest friends like Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, JoJo, Cory Henry, Sheléa, Take 6, Maluma, Dixie and more.