SONG IS PERFORMED IN SPANISH BY BECKY G AND WILL BE FEATURED IN DISNEY’S “ALADDIN” IN LATIN SPANISH SPEAKING MARKETS
ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE CLASSIC SCORE AND ORIGINAL SONGS BY COMPOSER ALAN
MENKEN, LYRICISTS HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE, PLUS A NEW SONG
WRITTEN BY MENKEN, BENJ PASEK AND JUSTIN PAUL
17 MAY 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Multi-platinum and global award-winning superstar singer/songwriter ZAYN and global award-winning superstar singer/songwriter and actress Becky G perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet “A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”), out today. 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.
The duet features ZAYN’s vocals in English and Becky G’s vocals in Spanish. “Un Mundo Ideal” is available now at streaming services.
Listen to “Un Mundo Ideal” HERE
“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.
The Aladdin Spanish language soundtrack will be available at streaming and download services on May 21 at 9:00pm PT.
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.