Song is performed in Spanish by Becky G and will be featured on Aladdin in Latin Spanish speaking markets
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 end credits in Spanish speaking Latin American markets and on the Walt Disney Records Latin Spanish language soundtrack for the upcoming live action adaptation of Aladdin.
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,” states 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 24th and in Latin America May 23rd or 24th (depending on the market).
The Aladdin Spanish language soundtrack will be available at streaming and download services on May 21st at 9 pm PT.
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