Joss Stone is hoping to have a Christmas number one.
The 35-year-old pop star, who rose to fame when her second album Mind, Body, and Soul made her the youngest female to ever reach No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, made a comeback earlier this year with Never Forget My Love. She is now hoping that Merry Christmas, Love, her holiday album, will reach No. 1 over the holiday season.
According to Music News, asked how she felt about the possibility of taking the number one spot at Christmas, she said: “Wouldn’t that be nice? If I had one Christmas wish!”
Meanwhile, the “Right to Be Wrong” hitmaker – who penned original song “Bring on Christmas Day” for the album but also covers classics tracks such as “Let It Snow” and “Silent Night” – became a mum for the first time in January 2021 to Violet with boyfriend Cody DaLuz and gave birth to their second child just a month ago explained that while she was “elated” to be a parent at first, she soon became fearful that something bad would happen.
She told Metro newspaper’s Guilty Pleasures column: “I was elated, super-happy. So happy I was annoying, which is a common thread for me. ‘I thought, “I can’t live like this, this is horrible. I said to my mum, “I keep having these horrific thoughts”. And she goes, ‘It will go away. It’s just a mad time – you’ve got the hormones and you’re in love, and concerned”. Apparently, it happens to a lot of women.”
Merry Christmas, Love is available now on CD, Vinyl and streaming platforms.