On Dec. 19, YouTube Red will unveil new holiday special The Keys of Christmas, anchored by Mariah Carey alongside YouTube sensation Rudy Mancuso.
Viewers will also be treated with performances from Ciara, DJ Khaled and Fifth Harmony. Mancuso will embark on a festive journey to gear up for the holiday. Dave Meyers, the director of Rihanna‘s “Where Have You Been” video, will spearhead the star-studded special, produced by Endemol Shine Beyond USA.
“Music is wildly popular on YouTube and we’re excited to bring together some of the biggest names in music alongside some of the biggest stars on YouTube. The musical icons and rising artists in The Keys of Christmas bring this new holiday tale to life,” said Ben Relles, head of unscripted for YouTube Originals in a press release. “We are also thrilled to have YouTube comedy star Rudy Mancuso in his first leading role in a music special.”
“Nothing makes you believe in a Christmas miracle more than creating a show where over 20 super stars from Mariah Carey to DJ Khaled, Rudy Mancuso, Fifth Harmony and the champ himself, Mike Tyson, all come together,” adds Justin Hochberg, CEO of Just Entertainment Studios. “Christmas is the global holiday, so launching this show with YouTube Red in the U.S. and so many other countries all on one magical night is the perfect partnership; and would make Santa proud.”
YouTube Red is a paid subscription service that offers users uninterrupted access across the video streaming site and its various properties like YouTube Music and YouTube Gaming.