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The movie of the summer is almost here – and now has an all-star soundtrack to go along with it.
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 is released on July 21, the same day the film, starring Margot Robbie and Gosling, hits theaters around the world.
What programming… and also Gosling. All joking aside, the star is known for flexing her vocal chops — Gosling sang, danced and played piano in Oscar-winning ‘La La Land’.
And the list isn’t even complete – more artists will be announced closer to the album’s release date. The project will be executive produced by Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Lipa on 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 soundtrack single “Dance The Night” will be released on Thursday. The Grammy-winning multi-hyphen kept the Barbie vibe going this week, living it up
Plastic fantastic 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. Barbie’s nickname is one of Nicki Minaj’s longtime alter egos, punctuated by 2018’s “Barbie Dreams,” which topped Biggie’s “Just Playing (Dreams).” Now she’s on the soundtrack.
Unfortunately, no sign of Aqua on the project. The previously unknown Danish group exploded when their cheeky track “Barbie Girl”, which included the unforgettable “life in plastic bars is fantastic”, became a worldwide sensation in 1997. The track 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 track, which turned a quarter of a century last year, here.
The film’s first trailer arrived last month, showcasing a Barbie multiverse and a star-studded cast: Issa Rae as President Barbie, Ana Cruz Kayne as Supreme Court Justice Barbie, Kate McKinnon as Barbie Who is always “in the splits”, and more. The Greta Gerwig-directed film is set in Barbie Land and has a diary line: “To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place.” Unless you’re having a total existential crisis… Or you’re a Ken.
The Barbie fun doesn’t stop there — the film’s worldwide trailer drops Thursday at noon ET. More, Barbie is just a movie about rolling stoneList of “40 movies you must see this summer”. See what made the cut here.