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    SHE PULLED A KENDRICK!

    Last edited by Ska8er; Sat July 20th, 2019, 12:57.
    Rest In Peace Lilly!

  • #2
    A Beyoncé album being released on a Friday?

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    • #3
      Is it the soundtrack or an album inspired by the movie? Either way, I'm really confident about this project.

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      • #4
        There are going to be two albums. This is a Beyoncé project inspired by the movie, like what Madonna did with I’m Breathless

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          Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift • Justin Timberlake

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          • #6
            Amazing idea. This Spirit song might be the real contender for the awards, right? Excited!

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              BURBANK, Calif., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 23-time Grammy® Award–winning global superstar Beyoncé is the executive producer of The Lion King: The Gift album, a musical ode to the classic story of Disney's "The Lion King" feature film. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film includes the new original song, "Spirit," performed by Beyoncé. The Lion King: The Gift album is set for release on July 19.


              The powerful track, "Spirit," appears in the film, during a pivotal scene with Beyoncé's character, Nala and appears on the Walt Disney Records original motion picture soundtrack and on The Lion King: The Gift album from Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The song, available globally later tonight, was written for the film by IIya Salmanzadeh, Timothy McKenzie and Beyoncé and is produced by Beyoncé and IIya and Labrinth. https://smarturl.it/beyoncespirit

              With The Lion King: The Gift album, Beyoncé curated a masterful recording, a robust soundscape bringing together some of her favorite artists with the most talented and important African artists of the day to both pay tribute to the iconic film and bring the authentic sounds of African music to the world.

              "This is sonic cinema," said Beyoncé. "This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn't one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat."

              In planning and recording the album, the artists' personal connection to the iconic film and its story was highly considered.

              "I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline," she continued. "Each song was written to reflect the film's storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me."

              The Lion King: The Gift, with new recordings by Beyoncé, features a beautiful, multi-genre symphony, steeped in African influences from various corners of the Continent, with unexpected collaborations, pulsating rhythms and crisp production that celebrate the African diaspora. This love letter to Africa highlights the setting of the film, rooted in African culture and wondrous narratives. Track list and featured artists on The Lion King: The Gift are forthcoming.

              "The Lion King" original motion picture soundtrack is produced by Hans Zimmer and Jon Favreau. The digital soundtrack is set for release on July 11 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific. The physical album is now available for pre-order https://disneymusic.co/TheLionKingPreOrder

              Here's the link to the artwork for the "Spirit" release:
              https://sm01.box.com/v/BeyonceSpirit
              Photo credit: Kwaku Alston for Disney Studios

              About Parkwood Entertainment
              Parkwood Entertainment is a film and production company, record label and management firm founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, the company houses departments in music, film and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, publicity and a record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and The Formation World Tour (2016), and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014) and ON THE RUN II (2018).

              About "The Lion King"
              Disney's "The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney's "The Lion King" roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
              https://finance.yahoo.com/news/beyon...224500852.html

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              • #8
                Any guesses on the featured artists?
                Rest In Peace Lilly!

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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    She will finally get her AOTY with this which is sad and unfortunate haha
                    Forever Young

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                    • #11
                      I bet Lebo M is on this
                      Last edited by UndercovaSista; Wed July 10th, 2019, 02:05.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Loveguru View Post
                        She will finally get her AOTY with this which is sad and unfortunate haha
                        Homecoming was already a contender to be fair. But I hope this is on AOTY quality.

                        Jay, Lebo M and Gambino are deffo going to be on this. I'm also expecting Chloe x Halle and Kendrick?

                        Not sure which 'pop' acts are going to be featured though, as I can't think of any that fit the concept.
                        Rest In Peace Lilly!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ska8er View Post
                          Homecoming was already a contender to be fair. But I hope this is on AOTY quality.

                          Jay, Lebo M and Gambino are deffo going to be on this. I'm also expecting Chloe x Halle and Kendrick?

                          Not sure which 'pop' acts are going to be featured though, as I can't think of any that fit the concept.
                          no way homecoming was going to win. A nomination sure.


                          However this gives her depth in terms of nomination tactics. Homecoming to rnb and this to soundtrack
                          Forever Young

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                          • #14
                            Donald Glover basically confirmed he is on the album just now

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Loveguru View Post
                              no way homecoming was going to win. A nomination sure.


                              However this gives her depth in terms of nomination tactics. Homecoming to rnb and this to soundtrack
                              Agree it won't win but a nom is possible (it helps that the competition is very weak this year).

                              This won't be eligible for soundtrack though. Both will have to be submitted to R&B.
                              Rest In Peace Lilly!

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                              • #16
                                Chance the Rapper is likely on the album too

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by UndercovaSista View Post
                                  Chance the Rapper is likely on the album too
                                  Haha came here to post the same thing. He's on the red carpet and I can see him being on it. Hope he is involved anyway.
                                  Rest In Peace Lilly!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Ska8er View Post
                                    Agree it won't win but a nom is possible (it helps that the competition is very weak this year).

                                    This won't be eligible for soundtrack though. Both will have to be submitted to R&B.
                                    Yea she might as well ignore homecoming at this stage
                                    Forever Young

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Ska8er View Post
                                      Haha came here to post the same thing. He's on the red carpet and I can see him being on it. Hope he is involved anyway.
                                      oh yasss sis chance about to tear it up
                                      Forever Young

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                                      • #20
                                        I think Kelly and Michelle could be involved in a song.
                                        5.05.2009 / 6.22.2011 / 4.24.2013 / 4.25.2013 / 3.1.2014 / 9.13.2014 / 7.21.2016 / 7.14.2018 / 7.15.2018

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by KEY9481 View Post
                                          I think Kelly and Michelle could be involved in a song.
                                          Now lets not just be talking all crazy now.

                                          and tryna get a bitches hopes up because I don't have time
                                          Originally posted by snoh aalegra


                                          - Ugh, those feels again

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by ThaInfo1 View Post
                                            Now lets not just be talking all crazy now.

                                            and tryna get a bitches hopes up because I don't have time
                                            Child of destaaaaaaaannnnnnnnkneeee
                                            Forever Young

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                                            • #23
                                              Am I the only one who isn't surprised by this? I mean, soundtracks are THE thing at the moment, of course she would 'milk' that opportunity.

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                                              • #24
                                                Well since they announced the other one so early on, it looked like she really only had done one original song for it looking forward to this and I hope it's not too disney/soundtrackish
                                                aRat's NUDES LEAKED

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                                                • #25
                                                  I think Mariah is on this Album. I think we are going to finally have the duet
                                                  Forever Young

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