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Elton John had to pause his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour due to the unfolding COVID pandemic in March 2020. His retirement plans may have been thwarted, but John took the opportunity to keep working. As a result, we got an expansive collection of duets is called "The Lockdown Sessions," featuring artists like Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, Brandi Carlile, Eddie Vedder, Charlie Puth, and Stevie Nicks. Now, we get a new edition of the album titled "The Lockdown Sessions (Christmas Edition), which includes coming together with Ed Sheeran for their simply and sweetly titled Christmas track "Merry Christmas." The record’s most recently dropped his second single, “Always Love You,” featuring Young Thug and Nicki Minaj, is already No. 1 on iTunes. Previously, John’s duet with Dua Lipa went to No. 1 in the UK, causing John to break the record for the first solo artist to score a Top 10 single in six different decades. Every line beginning from the verse in “Cold Heart” gives the nod to some of John’s iconic songs, including “Rocketman” and “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.” “Chosen Family,” “It’s A Sin,” “One Of Me,” and “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” are the four tracks all written separately by the artist that collaborated with John for "The Lockdown Sessions" versions, aside from the cover of the iconic Metallica hit “Nothing Else Matters.” “Chosen Family” is off Rina Sawayama’s 2020 album, "SAWAYAMA," Years & Years released the single “It’s A Sin” in January 2021, and “One Of Me” is off; of Lil Nas X’s recent debut, "MONTERO."

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