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Pharrell Williams returns for 'Despicable Me 3' soundtrack


Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:45 pm
Soundtrack includes 5 brand-new songs from Williams, including the just-released 'Yellow Light,' and original song 'There's Something Special'
The Minions plot the film's jailbreak to Williams' 'Freedom'
'Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)' available June 23, pre-order begins today
'Despicable Me 3' hits theaters June 30
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams returns for Illumination Entertainment's "Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)," available everywhere June 23 via i am OTHER Entertainment/Columbia Records. Fans can pre-order the soundtrack today.
Pharrell has just released "Yellow Light," one of five brand-new original tracks he wrote and produced for the film. Watch Pharrell and the Minions journey through the streets of Hollywood in a virtual video game in the music video for "Yellow Light" HERE.
Another original Pharrell song made for Despicable Me 3, "There's Something Special," captures the tone of the series. Additionally, Pharrell's anthemic "Freedom" serves as the backdrop as the Minions plot their escape from prison in the film.
Pharrell offers an upbeat 16-track summer dance party with "Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)." In addition to his five new original songs, the soundtrack gets a healthy dose of nostalgia, thanks to the series' new villain, Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s. Bad never sounded so good, literally, as Michael Jackson's "Bad" is theme song for Balthazar Bratt.
The soundtrack also features classic hits from the decade, including Madonna's "Into The Groove," Nena's "99 Luftballons," and a-ha's "Take On Me." Parker is featured on the new song from Pharrell titled "Hug Me."
Pharrell has written and produced songs and themes for the entire "Despicable Me" series. "Despicable Me 2" featured the Academy Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning global smash hit "Happy." The song inspired a worldwide movement of happiness, with its original music video spawning thousands of self-made videos from fans in dozens of countries.
"Happy" has topped countless charts around the globe, with 14 million units sold. It has achieved seven-time-platinum certification in the U.S., making the song the best-selling and most successful single of 2014.
"Despicable Me 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" is available everywhere June 23.
"Despicable Me 3" opens in theaters June 30.

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