Formats and Editions
''8 Days of Christmas'' is a Christmas album by R&B girl group Destiny's Child, released by Columbia Records in October 2001 in the United States (see 2001 in music).
The album contains seven traditional Christmas songs and four original songs. Most of them are re-arranged with up-tempo beats in R&B-style. The album was recorded in Summer 2001 in the United States, but Kelly also stated during the "8 Days of Christmas" video premiere at 106 & Park in Fall 2001 that parts of the album were also recorded in Japan during Destiny's Child's overseas promo tour. In the same interview Beyoncé revealed: ''Actually we wrote the song two years ago, when we went in the studio to do some christmas something. That's what started the idea of doing a christmas album.'' The song "8 Days of Christmas" was first released in November 2000 on the 2CD re-issue of "The Writing's on the Wall".
The album debuted at number seventy-five on the U.S. ''Billboard'' 200 selling over 23,000 copies during its first week of release, and it eventually peaked at number thirty-four a few weeks later. It was certified gold by the RIAA in December 2001 for over 500,000 copies shipped in the United States.
In 2004, a re-issued version of the album was released, containing previously unreleased records. - Wikipedia