There is no denying the exceptional vocal talents of Arnel Pineda, as evidenced with his longtime work with one of rock’s most enduring acts, JOURNEY. Arnel also recently signed a multi-record deal with Imagen Records, which will be issuing the much-anticipated album in 2016.

"I am very proud and excited to have such a worldwide sensation as Arnel added to our lineup at Imagen Records," says president Bob Winegard.

And soon, Arnel will be entering a new stylistic realm, with the release of the "Sounds Of Christmas" EP, which is available for pre-order (digital only), with a street date of December 18.

The release is comprised of four tracks ("This Christmas", "Christmas Day", "Christmas Time" and "Jingle Bells"), with the lead single being "This Christmas". The tune is currently being serviced to holiday and Hot AC commercial radio and featured on retail radio for the month of December (resulting in being heard in over 8,000 stores nationwide). Additionally, Arnel is the "featured artist" and highlighted holiday single on All Access.

As a member of JOURNEY, Pineda has co wrote and performed on a pair of studio recordings, 2008's "Revelation" and 2011's "Eclipse", as well as a concert DVD, 2009's "Live In Manila".

Arnel offered the following message: "I am pleased and honored to have the opportunity to sign with Imagen Records for my solo projects such as my new Christmas record out now, and my full-length solo album coming out next in 2016, and of course, be able to work with such amazing crew and management of Imagen Records.

"To all the JOURNEY fans, thank you for all your love and support to me and our whole band. [I am] looking forward to JOURNEY's tour next year.

"[I am] grateful to have all the people around me, including Sanre Entertainment, its CEO Rene Walter, and my social media followers and likers, for their continued support, loyalty and love for my God-given talent. God bless everyone."

"Sounds Of Christmas" track listing:

01. This Christmas
02. Christmas Day
03. Christmas Time
04. Jingle Bells



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