This Caribbean Born Singer Makes The iTunes Best Christmas Songs List

Singer Jose Feliciano performs during the Vatican Christmas Concert at the Paul VI Hall on December 15, 2018 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 14, 2018: A Caribbean-born singer who hit it big in the 1960’s remains a force to be reckoned with this year, as his song has again found its way on the Top 100 of the iTunes 2018 charts.

Puerto Rico-born José Monserrate Feliciano García, better known simply as José Feliciano, has made the number 12 spot on the iTunes chart for “Feliz Navidad.”

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The song was released by the blind signer in 1970 and has been covered by many artists since, becoming a traditional part of the musical landscape around the world at Christmas time.

“Feliz Navidad” is also recognized by ASCAP as one of the 25 all-time most-played Christmas songs in the world. It is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

In November 2017, Feliciano released a new Jazz and R&B Album with UK Star musician Jools Holland and sold out a 33-date tour in UK, Ireland and Scotland. The album became a hit and reached number 24 in the UK charts, the first time for an LP by José after his 1970 LP “Fireworks.”

On September 8, 2018 Feliciano returned to Comerica Park in Detroit to perform The Star-Spangled Banner again for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series championship team.