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The summer blockbuster is almost here — and now he’s got an all-star soundtrack set to go along with it.
Rolling Stone EXCLUSIVELY REVEALS THAT BARBIE: THE ALBUM MOVIE WILL FEATURE Ava Max, Charli XCX, Dominic Fike, Dua Lipa, Fifty Fifty, Gayle, HAIM, Ice Spice, Kali, Karol G, Khalid, Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, PinkPantheress, Ryan Gosling, and Tame Impala and The Kid Laroy. The compilation project releases on July 21, the same day the movie, starring Margot Robbie and Gosling, hits theaters worldwide.
What a lineup…and so is Gosling. Jokes aside, the star has been known for showing off his vocal chops — Gosling sang, danced and played piano in the Oscar-winning “La La Land.”
And the list isn’t even complete — more artists will be announced closer to the album’s release date. The project will be executive produced by Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Lipa on the platinum-certified “Electricity” as one half of electronic duo Silk City.
Lipa (who stars in Mermaid Barbie) announced Monday that her single from the soundtrack, “Dance The Night,” will be released Thursday. The multi-Grammy-winning hyphen kept the Barbie vibes going this week, as she lives it up
plastic Life is Wonderful in Cannes, where she revealed her new collaboration with fashion house Versace.
For some in the project, they participate in Barbie It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The Barbie moniker is one of Nicki Minaj’s longtime alter egos, punctuated by 2018’s Barbie Dreams, which flipped Peggy’s “Just Play (Dreams)”. Now, she is on the soundtrack.
Unfortunately, there is no sign of Aqua in the project. The previously unknown band from Denmark exploded when their hit single “Barbie Girl,” featuring the unforgettable “Life in Plastic It’s Cool,” became an international sensation in 1997. The track was sampled in 2017’s “Not Your Barbie Girl” by Ava Max, who appears on “Barbie: The Album”. Read an oral history of the infamous track, which has lasted a quarter of a century in the past year, here.
The first trailer for the movie arrived last month, introducing a multiverse for Barbie and a star-studded cast: Issa Rae as Barbie’s boss, Anna Cruz-Cayne as Supreme Court Justice Barbie, Kate McKinnon as the always-in-divisions Barbie, and more. The Greta Gerwig directed movie is set in Barbie Land and has a line: “To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a total existential crisis…or you’re Kane.”
The Barbie fun doesn’t stop there — the movie’s global trailer premieres Thursday at noon EST. Plus, Barbie Show only one movie Rolling StoneList of “40 movies you need to see this summer”. See what made the cut here.
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