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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Music From and Inspired By soundtrack
Lead single "Lift Me Up" from global icon Rihanna shatters records with biggest debut in radio history!
Soundtrack includes 19 original tracks from Burna Boy, Tems, OG Dayv featuring Future, Stormzy, PinkPantheress, Blue RoJo, Fireboy DML and others
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Music From and Inspired By soundtrack, executive produced by Ryan Coogler's Proximity Media, produced by Ludwig Göransson, in collaboration with Archie Davis, and Dave Jordan is presented via Roc Nation Records/Def Jam Recordings/Hollywood Records. The highly anticipated film sequel, Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens nationwide in theaters Nov. 11, 2022.
Rihanna's lead single from the album, "Lift Me Up" broke records at its debut, becoming the most-added song in U.S. radio history, amassing the most-ever single day spins and the largest-ever single day audience. The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Music From and Inspired By soundtrack features more than 40 international artists recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, London and Los Angeles. Featured artists include Rihanna, Burna Boy, Tems, Fireboy DML, OG DAYV Ft. Future, CKay Ft. PinkPantheress, E-40, Alemán Ft. Rema, Blue Rojo and many more.
Ludwig Göransson, who has two Emmys, two Grammys and an Oscar to his credit, composed and produced both the score and the original songs on the soundtrack. His extensive work producing artists (Childish Gambino, Adele, Haim, Justin Timberlake) as well as his work scoring films and TV series (Black Panther, Creed, The Mandalorian) made him uniquely qualified to helm both parts of the soundscape.
For their fourth cinematic collaboration, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Coogler and Göransson set out to create an innovative soundscape where Göransson says, "The songs and score are one." The two artists have talked about this approach since their days attending USC Film School, and finally made it a reality with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
In what became a massive labor of love, Göransson spent more than 2,500 hours recording the score and soundtrack — which involved six studios, across three continents and five countries. Throughout the course of the film, the audience will hear more than 250 musicians, two orchestras, two choirs and more than 40 vocalists.
Coogler was intimately involved in the creation of the music for the film, from co-writing lyrics on the Rihanna track "Lift Me Up" to suggesting the cover of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" performed by Nigerian singer/songwriter Tems and bridged together with Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" for the film's instantly viral trailer.