Atlantic Records & STXfilms Unveil UGLY (FEA) By Brazilian Pop Icon Anitta, From Upcoming UGLYDOLLS
Atlantic Records in partnership with STXfilms have announced today's release of "Ugly" ("Fea") by Brazilian pop superstar and Latin GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Anitta, the latest track from the eagerly awaited "UGLYDOLLS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK." The new track is available at all DSPs in three different languages (stream HERE), while visuals are available to view in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The all-star musical companion to the highly anticipated animated musical comedy arrives at all DSPs on April 26th; STXfilms UglyDolls arrives in theatres everywhere on May 3rd.
The brand-new album featuring original music by an incredible line-up of global superstars, "UGLYDOLLS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" is now available for pre-order at select DSPs HERE. The collection was heralded with last week's release of the stunning first single, "Broken & Beautiful," performed by GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson, who stars in UglyDolls as the film's lead character, Moxy. Co-written by P!NK alongside Johnny McDaid, Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" and P!NK's "What About Us"), and Marshmello and produced by Steve Mac & Marshmello, "Broken & Beautiful" is available now at all DSPs HERE; the uplifting track is accompanied by a custom animated lyric video, streaming now via Kelly Clarkson's official YouTube channel HERE.
"Broken & Beautiful" - which was named Apple Music's 'Bop of the Week' on Beats 1's A-List Pop Live - earned immediate international applause upon its announcement, with Rolling Stone praising it as a "sleek new electro-pop song... ('Broken & Beautiful') utilizes a quiet-loud dynamic, with Clarkson belting in a high register on the chorus." The New York Timesdeclared "Broken & Beautiful" to be "a classic empowerment anthem...from the forthcoming animated movie UglyDolls, in which Clarkson plays a plush toy seeking self-acceptance," while GQ named the single to its "The 4.5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week," proclaiming simply, "Mark my words: Kelly Clarkson will EGOT."
Clarkson celebrated the single's immediate success with stunning live performances of "Broken & Beautiful" on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (streaming HERE) andTODAY (streaming HERE). In addition, the multi-platinum singer-songwriter sat down for interviews on ABC's Live with Kelly & Ryan (streaming HERE) and with Kathie Lee & Hoda on NBC's TODAY (streaming HERE).
"UGLYDOLLS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" also includes brand new songs from the film by cast members Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Janelle Monáe, and Bebe Rexha as well as Pentatonix and Why Don't We (see tracklisting below). Additional new music exclusives and companion video premieres will continue through the weeks leading up to the soundtrack's April 26th release.
An STXfilms and Alibaba Pictures presentation, UglyDolls is directed by Kelly Asbury and will be released in theaters on May 3rd, 2019. Also starring in the film's voice cast are Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Emma Roberts, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, and Lizzo. UglyDolls tells the tale of Moxy (Clarkson) and her gang of lovably imperfect characters will go on a hilarious journey through UglyVille, where they embrace what it means to be unique and discover that you don't have to be perfect to be amazing!
"UGLYDOLLS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" is being overseen by GRAMMY® Award winning - and 5x nominee - Atlantic Records West Coast President Kevin Weaver (The Greatest Showman, Furious 7, Suicide Squad, The Fault in Our Stars, The Fate of the Furious) and President of Music for STXfilms and STXtelevision, Jason Markey.Acclaimed songwriters Christopher Lennertz and Glenn Slater worked in collaboration with a team of world-class producers on the record including, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, Jesse Shatkin, Mayer Hawthorne, Stint, Jonas Jeberg, Jussifer, Scott Hendricks, The Monsters & Strangerz, MAG, and Louis Schoorl.
Rolling Stone has hailed Anitta as "Brazil's biggest pop star, [who's] going global ...with unparalleled style and internet savvy," while Paper Magazine echoes "like Beyoncé with a Brazilian flair... Anitta is the epitome of a modern superstar...and the embodiment of Global Top 40." Already considered the leading artist of a new generation of young Brazilian vocalists and songwriters, Anitta has had four chart-topping albums released by Warner Music that have broken national airplay and digital streaming records, while also garnering multiple MTV & other international music awards. Anitta also boasts the largest social media following of any woman in Brazil with 37 million Instagram followers, was recognized as the #1 IG stories content producer in the world, and is a certified Diamond YouTube Content Creator with over 11 Million subscribers. In 2016, Anitta was asked to sing alongside Brazilian legends Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso in the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, and she continues to grow as one of Brazil's most recognized and in-demand cultural ambassadors - having now collaborated with artists such as: J Balvin, Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg, Maluma, Alesso, Prince Royce, Becky G, and many more. Most recently, Anitta just unveiled her eagerly awaited first trilingual album "Kisses" - which was met with strong critical reviews ("Four Stars") and garnered nearly 50 million streams in just its first weekend of release.