DREAMGIRLS - Music From the Motion Picture to Be Released by Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax on Tuesday, December 5
Smash Soundtrack Album From Highly Anticipated DreamWorks/Paramount Film, 'Dreamgirls,' Features an Incredible Line-Up Including Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose And Newcomer Jennifer Hudson
Music World Entertainment announced today that Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax will release DREAMGIRLS -- Music From the Motion Picture, the official soundtrack album for the avidly awaited DreamWorks/Paramount film, "Dreamgirls," on Tuesday, December 5, 2006.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061106/NYM328 ) The film, "Dreamgirls," opens nationwide on Monday, December 25, 2006.
"Music World Music is thrilled to release the soundtrack for such a popular classic as 'Dreamgirls,'" says an enthused Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment. "The artist line-up features today's brightest and most coveted award-winning superstars in the entertainment industry and we are confident this album will make record-breaking, chart-topping history!"
Twenty-five years after first bringing Broadway audiences to their feet, the Tony Award-winning musical sensation "Dreamgirls" comes to the big screen starring Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Danny Glover, newcomer Jennifer Hudson, Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose and Eddie Murphy.
Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, "Dreamgirls" follows the rise of a trio of women -- Effie (Hudson), Deena (Knowles) and Lorrell (Rose) -- who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Foxx), who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early (Murphy). Curtis gradually takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Although The Dreams become a crossover phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.
In addition to numbers first heard in the original Broadway musical, DREAMGIRLS -- Music From the Motion Picture will premiere four new original songs including the first single "Listen" by Beyonce (scheduled for release on November 14, 2006) and "Love You I Do" by Jennifer Hudson. The second single slated for release from the soundtrack is "One Night Only" by Beyonce. Among the original classic tracks from the musical included on the soundtrack are "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Hudson); "Dreamgirls" (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose); "Steppin' to the Bad Side" (Jamie Foxx); "Fake Your Way to the Top" (Eddie Murphy, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose); "Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)" (Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Anika Noni Rose); "Family" (Jamie Foxx and Keith Robinson); "I Am Changing" (Jennifer Hudson); "Cadillac Car" (Eddie Murphy); "I Meant You No Harm" (Eddie Murphy); "Heavy" (Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Anika Noni Rose) and "Hard To Say Goodbye My Love" (Beyonce, Sharon Leal and Anika Noni Rose).
About Music World Entertainment
Music World Entertainment (MWE) is one of the world's leading entertainment and music conglomerates dedicated to bringing quality entertainment to the world. MWE worldwide business includes record labels, artist and producer management, staff producers, artist development, Master catalog series, Urbane Merchandise, investment and property holdings, including offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York with a London office opening in January 2007. MWE is the brainchild of President and CEO Mathew Knowles, the powerhouse management behind the success of Grammy Award-winners Beyonce and global phenomenon Destiny's Child, the most successful "girl group" in the history of pop music.
Music World Music (MWM) is one of the most successful music labels in the world with over 100 million records sold to date including releases by Destiny's Child, Beyonce, Solange Knowles, Michelle Williams, the "Roll Bounce" soundtrack and many more. Highly anticipated upcoming releases include the official soundtrack album from the "Dreamgirls" film, Kids Rap Radio, and the Music World Master Series.
Urbane Merchandise is the tour merchandise arm of MWE which has functioned as the tour merchandiser for tours for Jay Z, Destiny's Child, Nelly, Beyonce, R Kelly, and Chris Brown, among many others.
Music World Investment and Properties is headed by Mathew and Beyonce Knowles. This division of MWE includes real estate ownership/development of condominiums and office buildings including the House of Dereon Media Center in Houston, TX.
Sony Urban Music
Established in 2003 as a division of the Sony Music Label Group U.S., Sony Urban Music is exclusively dedicated to nurturing and developing the world's foremost Urban talent on behalf of the company's U.S. labels and divisions, including Columbia Records Group and Epic Records. Sony Urban Music has been home to established superstars and emerging artists from the worlds of R&B, Soul, Rap and Hip-Hop including Beyonce, Bow Wow, Damani, DMX, John Legend, Nas, Omarion, Three 6 Mafia, and many more.
One of the oldest and most respected record labels in the world, Columbia Records traces its origins back to the late 1880s. The Columbia Records roster has boasted such superstars as Marc Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Cypress Hill, Miles Davis, Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, the Fugees, Jagged Edge, Ricky Martin, John Mayer, Nas, Bruce Springsteen, Train, Pete Yorn, and many more.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061106/NYM328
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SOURCE: Music World Music; Sony Urban Music; Columbia; Sony Music Soundtrax
CONTACT: Priscilla Clarke of Clarke & Associates, LLC, Publicist to
Mathew Knowles - President of Music World Entertainment, +1-202-723-2200, or
Fax +1-202-723-4558, or Cell +1-240-476-9643; or Yvette Noel-Schure of Sony
Urban Music, +1-212-833-4483, Yvette.Noel-Schure@sonybmg.com