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Britney Spears' new single "Ooh La La" released today, bundles with the debut single "Vacation" from brand new artist G.R.L.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (June 17, 2013) - Earlier today, pop icon Britney Spears premiered her new single "Ooh La La" on "On Air With Ryan Seacrest." The single is available today as a bundle with the debut single from brand new artist G.R.L. entitled "Vacation" via Kemosabe Kids/RCA Records. Both tracks will be featured on the soundtrack for Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's highly-anticipated family comedy The Smurfs™ 2 entitled, The Smurfs™ 2 (Music From and Inspired by), which will be released on July 23rd.
For a limited time, "Ooh La La" and "Vacation" are available as a bundle offer at select retailers including iTunes, Amazon and Wal*mart. The soundtrack, The Smurfs™ 2 (Music From and Inspired by), will be available for pre order at select online retailers beginning tomorrow, June 18th.
"Ooh La La," which will play over the end credits of the film, was written by Lukasz Gottwald (Dr. Luke), Joshua Coleman (Ammo), Henry Walter (Cirkut), Bonnie McKee, Jacob Kasher Hindlin (J Kash), Lola Blanc and Fransisca Hall, and produced by Dr. Luke, Ammo and Cirkut for Prescription Songs.
G.R.L. is an extraordinarily talented and fresh five-some comprised of Simone Battle, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton, and Paula Van Oppen. Each member of the group possesses massive charisma and musical ability which shine through on "Vacation," an irresistible summer anthem about going out with your girls and forgetting about the boys, co-written by hitmakers Dr. Luke and Max Martin as well as Bonnie McKee and Henry Walter and produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut, with whom G.R.L. are recording their debut album for Dr. Luke's record label Kemosabe.
In The Smurfs™ 2, the sequel to Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our time, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? The film is directed by Raja Gosnell and produced by Jordan Kerner. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn and Karey Kirkpatrick with a story by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss & Jay Scherick & David Ronn, Based on the Characters and Works of Peyo.
The Smurfs 2, the sequel to the hit hybrid live action/animated film that took in over $560 million at the worldwide box office in 2011, is set to hit theaters on July 31, 2013.
The Smurfs™ 2 Music From and Inspired by Track Listing
1. Britney Spears – "Ooh La La"
2. G.R.L. – "Vacation"
3. Becky G featuring Austin Mahone – "Magik 2.0"
4. Owl City – "Live It Up"
5. Sophia Black – "Everything Breaks"
6. Cady Groves – "Forget You"
7. Kiana Brown – "Hey Chica"
8. Nelly Furtado featuring Ace Primo – "High Life"
9. Buckwheat Zydeco – "Tutti Frutti"
10. Right Said Fred – "I'm Too Smurfy"
ABOUT BRITNEY SPEARS
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history. Her musical career boasts nearly 100 million albums sold worldwide and countless awards and accolades, including the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award and Billboard's Best-Selling Female Artist of the Decade (1998-2008). Spears first captivated audiences with her first single "…Baby One More Time," an international hit that is currently 14x Platinum in the U.S. So far, Spears has earned a total of five No.1 debut albums and 24 Top 40 songs in her career. Spears was last seen as a judge on FOX's "The X-Factor" in the US and is currently featured on will.i.am's hit song "Scream & Shout." Britney is currently working on her 8th studio album.
ABOUT RCA RECORDSRCA Records is a division of Sony Music Entertainment. RCA includes a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Kings Of Leon, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Ke$ha, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, D'Angelo, Fantasia, Monica, Buddy Guy, Brandy, The Strokes, Daughtry, Three Days Grace, Dido, Tool, Santana, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, and Whitney Houston, among others; critically acclaimed and chart topping artists including Miguel, Ray LaMontagne, Anthony Hamilton, Jimmy Eat World, Marsha Ambrosius, Adam Lambert, Mike Posner, Gavin DeGraw, Hot Chelle Rae, Cage The Elephant and Jordin Sparks; burgeoning artists A$AP Rocky, Mikky Ekko, Walk The Moon, Elle Varner, Tom Odell, Becky G., Sammy Adams, 2AM Club, Elle King, K. Flay, Jacob Latimore and many more.
ABOUT THE SMURFS
The story of the Smurfs - a property created by Peyo - started in 1958 with the creation of comic books which were later brought to both the big and small screen. Over the years, the little blue characters haven't just limited themselves to the page and the screen. They have inspired records and CDs that have sold millions of copies, entire collections of figurines and toys, and many more products. In all, more than 3,000 derived products have been produced and leading brands and companies have spread their messages worldwide with the help of the Smurfs. A multitude of new projects appear regularly, thus making the success of the Smurfs planetary!
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits – the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the 2011 hybrid live action/animated blockbuster The Smurfs, and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – with The Smurfs 2 in July 2013, and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in September 2013. Sony Pictures Animation, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
ABOUT LAFIG BELGIUM S.A.
Lafig Belgium is the owner of the rights to produce audio-visual works based on the Smurf universe and of the Smurf worldwide licensing rights (together with IMPS). Lafig Belgium is controlled by the heirs of Pierre Culliford, better known under his pseudonym Peyo, the author/creator of the Smurfs. For 50 years, the Culliford family has controlled the Smurf characters and all licenses worldwide.
For more information please contact:
For Britney Spears
Jeff Raymond - Rogers & Cowan
For RCA Records & the Soundtrack
Sarah Weinstein Dennison
For Sony Pictures Entertainment