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The movie of the summer is almost here – and now has a lineup of all-star soundtracks.
Rolling stone Exclusively reveals that ‘BARBIE: THE ALBUM’ 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, Tame Impala and The Kid Laroi. The compilation project will be released on July 21, the same day the film, starring Margot Robbie and Gosling, hits theaters worldwide.
What a line-up…and Gosling too. Jokes aside, the star is known for flexing his vocal chops — Gosling sang, danced and played the piano in the Oscar-winning “La La Land.”
And the list isn’t even complete – more artists will be announced as the album’s release date approaches. The project will be produced by Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Lipa on the platinum-certified “Electricity” as one half of electronic duo Silk City.
On Monday, Lipa (who stars in the film as Mermaid Barbie) announced that her single from the soundtrack “Dance The Night” will be released Thursday. The Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate kept the Barbie vibes going this week and living her
plastic fabulous life in Cannes, where she unveiled her new collaboration with fashion house Versace.
For some on the project, being involved in Barbie is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The nickname Barbie is one of Nicki Minaj’s long-standing alter egos, punctuated by 2018’s “Barbie Dreams,” which flipped Biggie’s “Just Playing (Dreams).” Now she’s on the soundtrack.
Unfortunately no sign of Aqua on the project. The previously unknown group from Denmark exploded when their cheeky song ‘Barbie Girl’, featuring the unforgettable ‘life in plastic, it’s fantastic’ bars, became a global sensation in 1997. The song was sampled in 2017’s “Not Your Barbie Girl” by Ava Max, who appears on “BARBIE: THE ALBUM.” Read the oral history of the infamous number, which turned a quarter of a century last year, here.
The film’s first trailer came out last month and introduced a Barbie multiverse and a star-studded cast: Issa Rae as President Barbie, Ana Cruz Kayne as Supreme Court Justice Barbie, Kate McKinnon as a Barbie who is always “in the splits” it, and more. The Greta Gerwig-directed film is set in Barbie Land and has a log line: “To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you’re having a full-blown existential crisis… Or you’re a Ken.
The Barbie fun doesn’t stop there – the movie’s global trailer drops Thursday at noon ET. Plus, Barbie is only one movie on Rolling stone‘s “40 Movies You Must See This Summer” list. See what else has been achieved here.