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
Multi-platinum and global award-winning superstar singer/songwriter ZAYN and global award-winning superstar singer/songwriter and actress Becky G are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet “A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal“).
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 now available at streaming services and for download in the U.S. and Spanish-speaking markets.
“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 and in Latin America May 23 or 24, 2019 (depending on the market).
The Aladdin Spanish language soundtrack will be available at streaming and download services on May 21 at 9:00pm PT. For more information on Walt Disney Records releases, follow us at Facebook.com/Disney, Instagram/disneymusic, Twitter.com/disneymusic and our Disney Hits Playlist at http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits.