Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Press release


WATCH “HEY MA” [SPANISH VERSION]:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWLr2va3hu0&list=RDUWLr2va3hu0


FAST & FURIOUS 8 ― In Cinemas APRIL 15(Saturday)

Artist Partner Group, Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures are back again only one week after launching the rollout of “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM with a second epic single/video: Pitbull & J Balvin’s “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version]. The complete musical companion to the much-anticipated Universal Pictures film will arrive in stores and at all online retailers on Friday, April 14, the same day THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS opens in theatres everywhere.

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM” is available for pre-order now, with all pre-orders joined by instant grat downloads of Pitbull & J Balvin’s “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] and the album’s first single, “Go Off,” by the unstoppable hip-hop trifecta of Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott. Both tracks are also available now for individual purchase at all online retailers.

“Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] is the historic first-time-ever collaboration from Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning global reggaeton superstar J Balvin and the GRAMMY® Award-winning international music icon Pitbull, made even more special with the featured inclusion of rising Cuban-American chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello. Filmed last month in Miami, the track’s officialcompanion video debuted earlier today with a much anticipated world premiere on Telemundo’s Emmy-Award-winning morning program, Un Nuevo Día. The exclusive will be followed throughout the day with additional music video clips and behind-the-scenes content airing across four live Telemundo shows. This Monday will then see “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] added to rotation on Telemundo’s digital cable/satellite TV network, Universo. Pitbull & J Balvin’s “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] is streaming now at the official Warner Music En Español YouTube channel. An English version of the Latin anthem will premiere on April 14, album and film release day, along with an English version of the companion video.

“I am big fan of the franchise so it was great to be asked again to be a part of the soundtrack,” said J Balvin – who recently won the Artist of the Year award at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro. “I really love the song, loved working with Pit and Camila and excited to share my first English song!”

"Working with Pitbull and J Balvin was a huge honor,” said Camila Cabello. “I'm so excited to be a part of this incredible franchise, especially with it being filmed in my original home of Cuba.”

“Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version] follows last week’s mind-blowing tracklist reveal and the release of the first single/video from “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM,” Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott’s “Go Off.” The all-star hip-hop track is spinning now at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, while its explosive companion video - which has racked up over 5 million views in one week - is streaming now at Lil Uzi Vert’s official  YouTube channel.

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM” received a storm of high-profile media attention upon its announcement last week, with Complex declaring, “the soundtrack is almost as explosive as the actual film franchise and that's saying a lot.” “This is shaping up to be a seriously revving display of high-octane talent,” raved MTV while The FADER noted the “massive soundtrack…features about 25 of the biggest names in contemporary rap.” Perhaps Hot New Hip Hop summed it up best: “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM” “is STACKED to say the least.”

Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott’s “Go Off” also drew wide-ranging media coverage, spanningEntertainment WeeklyMTVThe FADERComplexPigeons and PlanesXXLSPINYAHOO! Music, and countless others. “Quavo, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert make an All-Star connection for the high-energy track,” raved Billboard while noting the explosive "Go Off” video “pulls some of the action flick’s most destructive moments, while creating plenty of its own. Of particular note is Lil Uzi Vert riding a wrecking ball.” Rolling Stone praised the video for its “cuts of the rappers that seamlessly dovetail in to match the movie's action-packed scenes.” “Go Off” “echoes the (FURIOUS) series’ aesthetic qualities,” declaredPitchfork, “with plenty of pyrotechnics and sports cars, as well as clips from the new movie itself.”

Additional new music exclusives and companion video premieres – featuring never-before-seen footage from THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS – will continue through the weeks leading up to the April 14th release of the eagerly-awaited soundtrack. Next up will be “Good Life” from the ultimate Bay Area-duo of multi-platinum superstar G-Eazy & GRAMMY®-nominated R&B songstress Kehlani, set for release next Friday, March 17th along with its compelling official companion video.

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM” showcases 13 exclusive new tracks curated specifically for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, including unparalleled collaborations by Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa & PnB Rock; Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign & Sage The Gemini; and PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Exclusive new tracks from Migos, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Kevin Gates, and more round out the star-studded collection (see tracklisting below).

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM” marks the return of the hugely successful partnership between Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures. The two companies previously teamed up for “FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” which proved a chart-busting smash upon its 2015 release. The soundtrack topped the SoundScan/Billboard 200 while hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s overall “Top Albums” chart in 77 countries. The album is highlighted by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s emotional tribute “See You Again.” The song has officially entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topping Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks. Currently certified 7x platinum by the RIAA, “See You Again,” is indeed a planetary phenomenon, with worldwide streams in excess of 5 billion. The song’s deeply touching companion video now exceeds 2.4 billion individual views – the first-ever hip-hop video to achieve the billion-view milestone and YouTube’s second most-viewed video of all time.

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM” was produced by Warner Music Group executives Mike Caren (GRAMMY®-nominated producer and Creative Officer of Warner Music Group as well as CEO of both Artist Publishing and Partner Groups) and Kevin Weaver (Atlantic Records President of Film & TV and GRAMMY® Award–winning producer). Longtime collaborators Caren and Weaver most recently worked together co-producing the critically-acclaimed Furious 7 soundtrack, including the multi-platinum single “See You Again,” alongside Universal Pictures, and the recent Suicide Squad smash soundtrack album. Caren has been responsible for signing more than 20 Gold and Platinum-selling artists including Trey Songz, T.I., Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifa. Weaver, a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, has been at the helm of Atlantic Records’ Film/TV division, garnering massive success for countless projects, with highlights including the Furious 7 soundtrack/singles and the multiplatinum single "We Own It" by Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz from Fast & Furious 6 with Universal Pictures. The production of this album saw a new addition to the creative team with Artist Publishing and Artist Partner Group Vice President, Jeff Vaughn (Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Sage The Gemini), who provided A&R oversight on the album alongside Caren and Weaver. All of the film’s music was overseen by GRAMMY® nominated President of Film Music & Publishing for Universal Pictures Mike Knobloch and music supervised for Universal Pictures by Senior Vice President Rachel Levy. Knobloch and Levy have worked together on the music oversight and supervision of numerous award-winning projects including Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, the Despicable Me franchise and Sing.

For updates and additional information, please visit www.fastandfurious.com and atlanticrecords.com.

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On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life.  But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.   

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell.  In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren.  The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

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1) Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa & PnB Rock - Gang Up
2) Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott - Go Off
3) G-Eazy & Kehlani - Good Life
4) PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie - Horses
5) Migos - Seize The Block
6) YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Murder (feat. 21 Savage) [Remix]
7) Bassnectar – Speakerbox (feat. Ohana Bam & Lafa Taylor) [F8 Remix]
8) Post Malone - Candy Paint
9) Kevin Gates - 911
10) Lil Yachty – Mamacita (feat. Rico Nasty)
11) Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, & Sage The Gemini - Don't Get Much Better
12) Pitbull & J Balvin - Hey Ma (feat. Camila Cabello) [Spanish Version]
13) Pinto “Wahin” & DJ Ricky Luna - La Habana (feat. El Taiger)
14) J Balvin & Pitbull - Hey Ma (feat. Camila Cabello)

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