'Rio 2' Soundtrack Set For Release March 25
The music from the animated film will feature performances from Janelle Monáe and Bruno Mars, along with songs by members of the voice cast including Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx and Kristin Chenoweth.
The star-filled soundtrack for Rio 2 will be released by Atlantic Records and available March 25.
Featuring songs from Blue Sky Studio/20th Century Fox’s upcoming animated musical comedy, the album is available on pre-order, as is the first single "What is Love" by Grammy winner Janelle Monáe, which was released Tuesday.
Along with performances by Bruno Mars and his label mate Philip Lawrence, Rio: Music From the Motion Picture also will include musical numbers from the voice cast, including Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Kristin Chenoweth, Jesse Eisenberg, and Andy Garcia.
Listen to Monáe's "What is Love" below:
The family-friendly feature will take audiences to Brazil ahead of this summer's World Cup, with Hathaway, Eisenberg, Foxx and will.i.am reprising their roles as a few of Rio's colorful feathered inhabitants.
New additions include X Factor finalist Rachel Crow and NBC Today show news anchor and South American native Natalie Morales.
The story will follow Blu (Eisenberg), a neurotic blue macaw, and Jewel (Hathaway), his free-spirited mate, as well as their three kids. The conflict of the film arises when Jewel expresses her desire to raise the chicks in the Amazon as "real birds" rather than in their current domesticated environment.
Rio 2 hits theaters April 11.
See the official trailer below: