R. Kelly Readies First Ever Christmas Album

R. Kelly - 12 Nights of Christmas

It's only September, but R. Kelly is already getting ready for the holidays.

The R&B singer has announced his first Christmas-themed album, titled 12 Nights of Christmas, due out next month.

Kellz unveiled the cover art on Instagram recently, which features him lounging in front of the Christmas tree, all smiles, while sporting a suit and holding a cigar in one hand and a drink in the other.

In another shot (below), he's rocking a red Christmas sweater and smiling as he walks outside in the snow.

The world could use some cheer #12NightsOfChristmas #NewTracks #2016

A photo posted by R Kelly (@rkelly) on

"The world could use some cheer," Kellz wrote in the caption. "#12NightsOfChristmas #NewTracks #2016."

12 Nights of Christmas drops Oct. 21.