LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interscope Geffen A&M, Desi Hits! and 2101 Records are pleased to announce the release of "Exotic" featuring Pitbull, the first single off Priyanka Chopra's debut studio album. The highly anticipated single from the actress/singer, who has more than 8 million Twitter and Facebook fans globally, will release on all digital outlets Tuesday, July 9th. "Exotic" brings together critically acclaimed actress Priyanka Chopra and Pitbull, AKA "Mr. Worldwide," in a high-energy dance track for the US market, the first ever international collaboration with a Bollywood superstar.
Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman and CEO, notes, "Priyanka has the talent and ability to really bring together Eastern and Western culture with her music. With the help of Pitbull and RedOne, she's created a song that can do just that."
"Exotic" is produced by Grammy® Award winning mega-producer and songwriter RedOne, with vocals sung by Priyanka and Pitbull. The high-energy dance track infuses a seductive mix of pop, hip-hop, and electro with accents of contemporary and classic Indian music, plus Hindi lyrics written and performed by Priyanka – these resonances are consistently woven throughout each track of the album.
"I wrote these lyrics for my new track,'Pardesi babu ne is Desi dil ko maan Liya hai,' which means, 'this foreign guy has taken my Indian heart.' In this case there are two guys!" said Priyanka Chopra. "I recorded "Exotic" in Ibiza with musical genius and visionary RedOne (guy #1), and none other than Mr. Worldwide aka Pitbull (guy #2). Together they helped me create a hot and sexy summer anthem that I am so proud of! This is just the beginning, and I can't wait to share this song and the rest of the album with you!"
Chopra, who is a classically trained singer, is best known as one of India's most celebrated actresses, with a significant fan base that spans the UK, Europe, Middle East and Canada. She has enjoyed phenomenal success internationally, appearing in more than 40 movies and winning many of India's most coveted awards. This is the former Miss World's first foray into the global music scene after being discovered by east/west collaborator Anjula Acharia-Bath and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine.
"This is exactly the kind of music I envisioned for Priyanka. 'Exotic' is an undeniably hot and fresh dance track, true to the essence of this sultry exotic star, straight out of the tropics. Mr. Worldwide has finally found his REAL Miss World and together they will definitely bring some heat to the summer with this track" Anjula Acharia-Bath, Co-Manager and CEO Desi Hits!
America got its first taste of Chopra with her track "In My City," which debuted last September on the NFL Network's Thursday Night Kickoff, and sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week of release. With a guest appearance by will.i.am, "In My City" layers Chopra's sweetly sleek vocals over lush synth tones and brain-bending beats. Last summer, 2012, Chopra also collaborated with rapidly up-and-coming producer/DJ duo The Chainsmokers to release "Erase," a frenetic track on which Chopra wraps her taut vocals around lovesick lyrics that match the song's near-dizzying beats in intensity.
To listen to Priyanka Chopra's "Exotic" featuring Pitbull, please click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oeZBxJPAo0Y
SOURCE Interscope Records