April 4, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisAs today marks the UK release of new film Rio 2 (available nationwide April 11th), what better time to turn your attention to the movie’s soundtrack!
With features from the likes of Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, B.O.B. and even cast movie actress Anne Hathaway, the compilation boasts a great line up, with Rio infusing sounds really reflecting the fun captured on screen as well as on set.
Plus remember series one of the X Factor USA’s contestant Rachel Crow? Well the talented singer also has a role within the film alongside features Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars. She plays Carla, the oldest daugter of Blu and Jewel and has even been titled ‘the most enthusiastic star’ of the movie.
It’s no surprise that this bubbly young lady has become an animated film star if her time on the talent show was anything to go by, with Rachel having earned features on Nickelodeon and Disney channels to date, as well as becoming the 2013 spokesperson for National Adoption Day, not shying from her past in foster care and later being adopted.
With the soundtrack available to pre-order now ahead of its April 7th UK release (now available in the US), we turn to Janelle Monae for this week’s anthem with ‘What Is Love’.
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