Wednesday December 06, 2023

Travis Kelce makes singing debut on brother Jason Kelce's Christmas album

Travis Kelce sang a sibling duet this year as Jason Kelce dropped "Fairytale of Philadelphia"

By Web Desk
November 18, 2023
Travis Kelce with brother Jason Kelce in a stadium. — Instagram/@traviskelce
Travis Kelce with brother Jason Kelce in a stadium. — Instagram/@traviskelce

Travis Kelce made his vocal debut on his brother Jason Kelce's second Christmas album, A Philly Special Christmas, alongside his fellow Philadelphia linemen this week.

Jason talked Travis into doing a sibling duet this year, and their song, “Fairytale of Philadelphia,” dropped Wednesday. 

Within hours, it had made its way into the top 10 songs on iTunes, as Jason proudly shared on X (formerly Twitter).

“This is incredibly humbling, thank you to all for supporting!!” Jason wrote as he shared a screenshot of the song at the eighth spot on the charts.

After a few hours, the song reached the top of the charts, and the Eagles player responded to the news with a humorous GIF of Will Ferrell from Elf jumping up and down with joy.

The announcement was also retweeted by the brothers' podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, along with a GIF of Travis, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, exclaiming, "Anything is possible, baby," in a post-game interview.

Travis shouted a few lighthearted digs at his elder brother on the song, which allowed the NFL players to enjoy their brotherly love in true Philadelphia fashion. He called him a "phoney" and expressed the wish for "this Christmas to be our last."

Although Travis made his musical debut with the song, Jason was well-versed in it since he had already released his first Christmas album with teammates Eagles linemen Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata the previous year. The group is back for its second year together, and they are now trying to raise money for charity every year.

They raised more than $1 million for nearby Philadelphia nonprofits the previous year.

The NFL three recently appeared on Today, where they talked about their second Christmas episode. Jason even brought up the possibility of his brother's current girlfriend, Taylor Swift, and him becoming involved in the future.

He said, "Maybe, not this one, not this time around," to a question from Today co-host Sheinelle Jones on Swift's potential participation. "That would be amazing, perhaps in the future."

A duet between Mailata and Patti LaBelle is also featured on the album. The trio sang Mariah Carey's “All I Want For Christmas,” which is the greatest Christmas single ever.

“It was kind of nerve-racking at first, just because, [I] can’t really do the same key as the Queen of the Holidays,” Mailata said of covering Carey’s classic hit. “She’s incredible. So we kind of had to dial it back a couple of keys and, you know, put our own tastes on it. And I thought it turned out really good.”

In contrast to Jason and Johnson, Mailata has a vocal background. He made an appearance on season 7 of The Masked Singer when his singing prowess won over both the judges and the crowd.

"I was a singer first before any sort of athlete," the Australian athlete said.

According to Today, the Eagles' Autism Foundation will get the proceeds from this year's record.