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‘Rio 2’ Soundtrack Featuring New Janelle Monae Song Out March 25


Kevin Estrada/Blue Sky Studios/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.Janelle Monae is not only making her voice acting debut in the upcoming animated film Rio 2, but she also is featured on the movie’s soundtrack, which now has a release date.

The funky singer has penned a new song called “What Is Love” for the album Rio 2: Music from the Music Picture, arriving in stores March 25.

“Yes!!! #Rio2 soundtrack & artists revealed!! So happy & I got to write “What is Love” for this movie!'” she tweeted on Tuesday.

The soundtrack also features Ester Dean‘s “Rio Rio” featuring B.o.B as well as Jamie Foxx, Bruno Mars and his longtime musical collaborator Phillip Lawrence, among others.

Rio 2 will be in theaters April 11. In addition to Anne Hathaway, it features the voice talents of Jesse Eisenberg, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno and many more.

Here is the tracklist for Rio 2: Music from the Music Picture:

“What Is Love” — Janelle Monáe
“Rio Rio” — Ester Dean (Featuring  B.o.B)
“Beautiful Creatures” — Barbatuques, Andy Garcia, and Rita Moreno
“Welcome Back” — Bruno Mars
“Ô Vida” — Carlinhos Brown and Nina de Freitas
“It’s A Jungle Out Here (Brazilian)” — Philip Lawrence (Featuring UAKTI)
“Don’t Go Away” — Anne Hathaway and Flávia Maia
“Batucuda Familia” — Carlinhos Brown, Siedah Garrett, Jamie Foxx, Rachel Crow, Amy Heidemann, Andy Garcia, and Rita Moreno
“Poisonous Love” — Kristin Chenoweth and Jemaine Clement
“I Will Survive” — Jemaine Clement and Kristin Chenoweth
“Bola Viva” — Carlinhos Brown
“Favo De Mel” — Milton Nascimento
“It’s A Jungle Out Here” — Philip Lawrence
“What Is Love (Cast)” — Janelle Monáe, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, and Carlinhos Brown
“What Is Love (The GoonRock Mix)” — Janelle Monáe
“Angry Birds Rio 2 Theme” — Barbatuques

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