Kelly Rowland and stars feature on new Pepsi album
Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe and Rita Ora feature on a new soundtrack for Pepsi to celebrate the World Cup
Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe and Rita Ora feature on a new soundtrack for Pepsi to celebrate the World Cup.
The stars appear on a visual album 'Pepsi MAX Beats of the Beautiful Game', a collection of 11 anthemic songs and companion short films, two of which are directed by Oscar-winning director Spike Lee and actor Idris Elba.
Talking about the album, Kelly said: "I was immediately attracted to 'The Game' because I can identify with its theme of overcoming challenges and finding your voice.
"It's a very important message and I'm honored to partner with Pepsi on a project that brings the worlds of music, sports and film together. As an artist - and a huge film and sports fan - it's been an incredible experience."
'Beats of the Beautiful Game' also showcases a mix of rising and celebrated artists from around the world including Don Omar, Santigold and Timbaland and marks this year's World Cup, which kicks off in Brazil in June.
From May 20, Pepsi MAX will premiere songs off the album as singles on iTunes, with accompanying filmtracks free to view the same day on pepsi.com/thegame, as well as artists' YouTube or Vevo channels.
The complete 11-track album is released on June 9 internationally and June 10 in the U.S.
The full track list includes -
Janelle Monáe - Heroes
Don Omar - Pura Vida
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down (Switch Remix)
R3hab feat. Eva Simons - Unstoppable
Jetta - Crescendo
Kelly Rowland - The Game
Santigold - Kick Down Doors
Timbaland staring Rachel Assil - Whoever We Are
Pearls Negras - Guerreira
Jolin Tsai Yl-ling - Now is the Time
Hassan el Shafei - Ahlam Men Gedial