What is the one dream you’ve always had but were too afraid to try? If you knew you couldn’t fail what would you do? These exact questions were posed to Elizabeth Chan only a few years ago and little did she know it would be the beginning of an extraordinary journey that would change her life forever.
With little more than “A Christmas Song” in her heart Elizabeth quit her career as a successful media executive and all the safety behind to start over her life as a songwriter. Under the watchful eyes of Morgan Spurlock’s The Failure Club a documentary series viewed by millions on Yahoo! Screen.
Fast forward to today, Elizabeth is one of the preeminent Christmas artist/composer of our generation, affectionately known as the “Queen of Christmas.” Having written over 400 original holiday compositions, garnering critical acclaim and a Billboard Top 10 Hit with “Fa La La,” she is well underway.
Her upcoming release Christmas in the City is a tribute to her hometown New York City, but sets the global stage for Elizabeth to share her Christmas music with the world.
Elizabeth performs from "Christmas in the City" and wraps gifts with station listeners for the Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
“They’re the radio station that can make Christmas standards, because they’re really selective about the music that they play,” she adds. “It’s usually gold standards, so I am definitely an anomaly.” http://www.adweek.com/fishbowlny/elizabeth-chan-wltw-fm-christmas-city/237747
Elizabeth Chan – who’s last name means “snow” – performs from her new Christmas album. Check it out! http://better.tv/view/performances-performances-elizabeth-chan--christmas-in-the-city
A Christmas Lover’s Singer: Find out what other times of year inspire her…it’s not what you think! http://better.tv/view/celebrities-celebrities-elizabeth-chan--a-christmas-lover---s-singer
One of her goals is to write a great standard like “White Christmas.” With the way she’s going, Chan might just achieve it. http://www.mb.com.ph/audio-junkie-chans-specialty-christmas-songs/
Singer Elizabeth Chan discusses her latest Christmas album and the SantaCon event in New York City. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3939001566001/singer-elizabeth-chan-on-her-latest-christmas-album/?#sp=show-clips
The Christmas in the City video shows decorated Fifth Avenue storefronts, the Rockefeller Center skating rink and the Empire State Building lit up in red and green. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/12/02/elizabeth-chan-christmas-in-the-city-video-premiere/19763891/
Chan has amassed some 400 holiday songs since she began writing in 2011. [She] has a true passion for this genre of music, writing holiday tunes all year long. http://pix11.com/2014/11/27/elizabeth-chan-releases-third-holiday-album-christmas-in-the-city/
Chan, a former marketing executive, traded that world a few years ago to focus on writing and recording holiday music, and [...] there's no denying the earnestness she brings to tales of holiday joy or reverie. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-holiday-albums-review-20141127-story.html
This New York singer-songwriter exclusively records original holiday music, and her latest is full of glad tidings and cheery pop tunes. http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2014/11/26/holiday-gift-guide-holiday-cds/TFiN1pCHWeeeluVypWMy4L/story.html
Elizabeth Chan famously left a successful corporate career to pursue her dream of writing holiday music. http://top40.about.com/od/holidaymusic/ss/8-New-Christmas-Albums-for-2014_7.htm
Fa La La, with its '80s New York pop vibe, is one of radio's most-played new holiday tunes this year. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/12/18/elizabeth-chan-fa-la-la- christmas-song/4113263/
Stylish, timeless pop songs with soul and an R&B feel, bursting with holiday spirit. Chan's goal is to write a Christmas classic. She's getting there. http://www.metro.se/noje/hon-har-snoat-in-pa-jullatar/EVhmlq!cQZCN6pF5fztU/
It was Chan’s dream to “give everything up and just write Christmas songs.” With a little help from mega-producer Steve Lillywhite, she has a holiday hit on her hands. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5812401/elizabeth-chan-christmas-music-singer-fa-la-la-charts
Radio industry publication All Access Music sat down with Elizabeth for a Q&A session on the art of holiday songwriting. http://www.allaccess.com/hot-modern-ac/10-questions/archive/17994/10-questions-with-elizabeth-chan
Elizabeth’s lead single “Fa La La” from her album Everyday Holidays debuts on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at #17. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5812300/chart-highlights-imagine-dragons-eminem-rihanna-ricky-martin-score-new-no-1s
Tunes from the Big apple singer/songwriter’s album Everyday Holidays will be used in the soundtrack for the Kardashian Kristmas special. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/singer-scores-big-kardashian-jingle-sell-article-1.1522803
Media executive turned singer Elizabeth Chan has nine holiday songs from her album Everyday Holidays featured on the Christmas special. http://okmagazine.com/get-scoop/who-is-the-musical-star-of-the-kardashians-a-very-merry-christmas/
Elizabeth's single "A Christmas Song" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards (Dick Clark Productions). http://www.streamys.org/nominees-winners/3rd-annual-nominees/
Elizabeth's "Only on Christmas Time" made it on USA Today music critic Brian Mansfield's nice list, along with Sufjan Stevens and SpongeBob Squarepants.
"Justin Bieber, watch out." Elizabeth was featured on Yahoo's homepage after her debut Christmas album charted on iTunes.
Elizabeth's debut album "Naughty & Nice" hit #4 on the iTunes Holiday Album chart, and her first single, "A Christmas Song" rose to #25 on the Holiday Singles chart.
Elizabeth visited New York City's PIX11 Morning News show for a special wintry weather forecast. She also appeared on several of PIX11's 'Help Me Howard' segments.
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, 30 Days) asks his Twitter followers to help Elizabeth's debut album "Naughty & Nice" break into the iTunes Top 10. https://twitter.com/MorganSpurlock
The story of Elizabeth's journey to write a hit Christmas record was featured on ASCAP's website when she attended the annual EXPO in Los Angeles. http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/news/2012/08/Morgan_Spurlock.aspx
Elizabeth dreams of writing a Christmas song
Elizabeth wins Showtime at the Apollo
Elizabeth joins Morgan Spurlock’s Failure Club
Writes over 200 songs, leaves corporate job
Naughty & Nice debuts #4 on the Holiday charts
First music video shoot shuts down Times Square
ISC Finalist for “Only on Christmas Time”
“A Christmas Song” nominated for a Streamy Award