Pope Benedict XVI Signs With Geffen Records Label
Pope Benedict XVI signs with a major record label to record an album of prayers to the Virgin Mary.
Pope Benedict XVI signed a deal with a music label Geffen Records to record Alma Mater, an album of songs and prayers to the Virgin Mary. The same label signed artists like Snoop Dog, Ashlee Simpson, and Aerosmith. The track is due to be released on November 30, 2009, just in time for Catholic Christmas.
Benedict's voice, in Latin, Italian, Portuguese, French and German, was recorded in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican and during papal trips abroad.
A portion of the profits from sales will support music education for underprivileged children around the world.