Empire State Building and iHeart Radio Unwrap Carrie Underwood’s Holiday Album ‘My Gift’ for the Announcement Show

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. and iHeartMedia today announced that the Empire State Building (ESB) annual music and light show will feature Carrie Underwood’s new song “Hallelujah “with John Legend, from his first Christmas album My Gift.

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World-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman choreographed the festive light show, which premieres Saturday, December 19, and will sync live each night at 8:00 p.m. through Friday, December 25 with a broadcast of the song on Z100 and LiteFM from iHeartRadio. Viewers outside of the New York City area can tune in to watch the show live via Earthcam at esbnyc.com/about/live-cam [https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=es&o=2978759-1&h=1450379569&u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F%3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D2978759-1%26h%3D1421326255%26u%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.esbnyc.com%252Fabout%252Flive-cam%26a%3Desbnyc.com%252Fabout%252Flive-cam&a=esbnyc.com%2Fabout%2Flive-cam]. A video of the entire program will also be posted on the Empire State Building YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/esbnyc [https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=es&o=2978759-1&h=3527820178&u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F%3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D2978759-1%26h%3D3265392492%26u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Fesbnyc%26a%3Dwww.youtube.com%252Fesbnyc&a=www.youtube.com%2Fesbnyc]) immediately after their debut on Saturday, December 19.

“The lights of the Empire State Building are the icon of New York City’s night sky. Our musical light shows attract millions of eyes and hearts, none more popular than our annual Christmas light show which has grown into the anticipated and dazzling display of the holiday season, “said Anthony E. Malkin, ESRT President and CEO. “ESB and iHeartMedia will light up the holidays in our great city and around the world through our YouTube channel, remind the world that New York City is alive and kicking, and be here to welcome the world for excitement. in person for years to come, and as we celebrate Carrie Underwood’s first Christmas album with this incredible duo of Carrie and John Legend. “

“Hallelujah” is a new original song from Carrie Underwood’s debut holiday album My Gift, which was released on September 25 and is available everywhere now. The Grammy Award-winning superstar joined forces with John Legend to record the new song, which was written by Legend and Toby Gad. The 11-track album includes a mix of Christmas classics and several new original tracks.

“I am honored to be able to join the Empire State Building for this wonderful tradition,” Underwood said. “More than ever, it is a time to embrace the hope and joy of the holiday season, and to share that magic with people around the world.”

“I’m excited to have New York’s Christmas station, 106.7 LITE FM will be home, once again, for this highly anticipated light show on top of the Empire State Building featuring Carrie Underwood’s new song, ‘Hallelujah.’ with John Legend. He’s a staple in our beautiful city skyline at Christmas time and we look forward to it every year, “said Chris Conley, program director 106.7 LITE FM.

ESB’s Music and Light Show is the giant arch at the top that represents the Empire State Building’s gift to New York City – the months-long holiday celebration with classic decorations and its famous tower lights. This year, ESB will host a special LEGO Christmas window display featuring the Star Wars Holiday Special. For the first time, ESB will also give families and friends the opportunity to take the perfect photo for their 2020-2021 holiday card. With the purchase of a premium ticket to the 102nd Floor Observatory, guests will have the opportunity to take a professional photo on the Grand Staircase with a festive display. And be sure to look up, New Yorkers! Throughout the holiday season, ESB will be spreading cheer with another year of beloved themed light shows for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and New Years Eve.

To contribute to the holiday excitement, use the hashtag #ESBUnwrapped on social media channels.

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