The soundtrack for the new live-action Aladdin will be released digitally on May 21, with the release of the physical album on May 24 — the same day as the film’s release.
The soundtrack will include a version of “A Whole New World” performed during the film’s end credits by ZAYN and Zhavia Ward and produced by Saltwives aka Alex Oriet and David Phelan (ZAYN and Charli XCX).
In addition to “A Whole New World” in the end credits, a new version of “Friend Like Me” will also be featured. “Friend Like Me” will be re-invented and performed by Oscar-nominated actor and multi-platinum recording artist Will Smith and GRAMMY-nominated superstar songwriter, producer and multi-platinum selling artist DJ Khaled. The new updated rendition of the song is produced by DJ Khaled.
The soundtrack will include a new original song, “Speechless”, that is featured in the film and performed by Jasmine (Naomi Scott). The song is Jasmine’s big breakout song in the film about finding her voice, and was written by Alan Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (known for La La Land and The Greatest Showman).
The new version of “A Whole New World” is available as a single now, along with a music video directed by Philip Andelman (Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran).
Mitchell Leib, president of Music & Soundtracks for the Walt Disney Studios stated, “ZAYN’s vocals are like no other and his artistic imprint immediately brought a contemporary and diverse presence. Additionally, ZAYN could have chosen any artist in the world to collaborate with on the duet, but he personally selected Zhavia for her unique perspective, powerful vocal abilities and to platform a talented new artist, ensuring that the audience could discover this song, again, for the first time.”
The soundtrack features the film’s score from eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), along with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and two-time Academy Award winner Howard Ashman (Little Shop of Horrors), three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (The Lion King), and one song written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen).
Aladdin hits theaters on May 24. Will you be adding the soundtrack or singles to your music collection? Let us know in the comments below!
Learn more and watch previews of Aladdin here!
- Just Out: Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action “Aladdin”
- Preview Released for Live-Action Adaptation of “Aladdin”
- Sneak Peek of ‘Aladdin’ Coming to Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line
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