BURBANK, Calif., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum and global award-winning superstar singer/songwriter ZAYN and global award-winning superstar singer/songwriter and actress Becky G are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet "A Whole New World" ("Un Mundo Ideal"). The song will be featured in the film's end credits in Spanish speaking Latin American markets and on the Walt Disney Records Latin Spanish language soundtrack.
The new updated rendition of the classic song is produced by Saltwives aka Alex Oriet and David Phelan, and the music video will be directed by Philip Andelman.
"As with his choice of Zhavia Ward to duet in English, ZAYN impresses again with his personal selection of global superstar Becky G to duet with him, singing her parts in Spanish," said Mitchell Leib, president of Music & Soundtracks for the Walt Disney Studios. "This stunning "Spanglish" version really expands the footprint of ZAYN's modern interpretation of this all-time classic Disney song."
The timeless ballad, featuring Alan Menken's beautiful melody and Howard Ashman's unforgettable lyrics, received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award and GRAMMY Award, among other accolades, upon its release in 1992.
The "Aladdin" original motion picture soundtrack features an unforgettable 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").
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, "Aladdin" is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. "Aladdin" opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019 and in Latin America May 23 or 24, 2019 (depending on the market).
The Aladdin Spanish language soundtrack will be available at streaming and download services on May 21 at 9:00pm PT. For more information on Walt Disney Records releases, follow us at Facebook.com/Disney, Instagram/disneymusic, Twitter.com/disneymusic and our Disney Hits Playlist at http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits.
Directed by Guy Ritchie ("Sherlock Holmes," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, "Aladdin" is written by John August ("Dark Shadows," "Big Fish") and Ritchie based on Disney's "Aladdin." The film stars Will Smith ("Ali," "Men in Black") as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud ("Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan") as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott ("Power Rangers") as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari ("Murder on the Orient Express") as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban ("Legion") as the Sultan concerned with his daughter's future; Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Live") as Dalia, Princess Jasmine's free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen ("Into the Woods") as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar ("The Great Wall") as Hakim, Jafar's right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
"Aladdin" is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., ("Sherlock Holmes") and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., ("Death Note ") with Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Marc Platt ("La La Land") and Kevin De La Noy ("The Dark Knight Rises") serving as executive producers. "Aladdin" opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019.
ZAYN's debut album Mind of Mine was released in 2016 and saw him become the first male solo artist in the world to simultaneously chart at #1 in the UK and US album charts in the first week of release. The record was critically lauded upon release receiving widespread praise and adoration from fans. The album's lead single "Pillowtalk" hit #1 in 68 countries around the world, underlining his status as one of the most important artists of his generation. Since, ZAYN has collaborated with numerous global superstars, including Taylor Swift on "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," the title track from the soundtrack for "Fifty Shades Darker," which picked up an MTV VMA for Best Collaboration, and with SIA on the huge "Dusk Till Dawn" which was accompanied by a Mark Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "500 Days of Summer") directed video with ZAYN starring alongside Jemima Kirke. The "Dusk Till Dawn" video has racked up over one billion views since its release.
Alongside building a reputation as a world class music artist, ZAYN has become one of music's biggest fashion icons. He has graced the cover of every major magazine from Highnobiety to Vogue. ZAYN has designed and released capsule collections including a sneaker collection with Giuseppe Zanotti and both male and female ranges for Versus Versace. In addition to being named 'Most Stylish Man' at the GQ Man of the Year Awards, he also was awarded 'New Artist of the Year' at the American Music Awards.
About Becky G:
Singer, songwriter and actress Becky G was born for the spotlight and her multifaceted career is shaping up to be nothing short of iconic. Her achievements include two number one hits on the Billboard Latin Airplay Charts ("Mayores" & "Sin Pijama"), a starring role in "Power Rangers," and guest-starring in Fox TV's Emmy-winning "Empire" series.
She recently won two 2018 Latin American Music Awards, for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Urban Song (for "Mayores") and was awarded YouTube's Diamond Play Button for surpassing 10 million followers on the platform. Becky G has toured alongside Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, J Balvin, Fifth Harmony and Jason Derulo, and has recorded collabs with Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Anitta, Bad Bunny, Yandel, and CNCO, among others.
Becky has recently been honored by the Latin Recording Academy as a one of the Leading Ladies of Entertainment (2018) and by her home city of Inglewood, California for her contributions to the Hispanic community; and has been recognized as one of Rolling Stone's, "18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture" and one of Billboard's "21 Under 21."
SOURCE Walt Disney Records