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Beyoncé has tapped JAY Z, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Childish Gambino and more for ‘Lion King’ soundtrack


DisneyThe Beyoncé-curated Lion King album, The Gift, features a star-studded line-up of contemporary artists. 

Tuesday, the vocal powerhouse unveiled the track list for the compilation album, which she also executive-produced.  It boasts appearances from husband JAY-ZKendrick Lamar, PharrellChildish Gambino, Tierra Whack and more. Due to arrive on Friday, the LP is inspired by the film’s new CGI adaptation, and is described by Bey as a “love letter to Africa.” 

The album opens with a fresh single from the singer titled “Bigger.” Bey appears alongside Kendrick on “The Nile,” meanwhile “Brown Skin Girl” features an appearance from her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Other songs featuring the global star include “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life),” “Mood 4 Eva” with JAY-Z and Childish Gambino, “Otherside,” “Water,” “Already” and the previously released “Spirit.”

Other artists included on the effort include  TeknoMr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Burna BoySAINt JHNWiz KidTiwa SavageShatta WaleJessie Reyez and 070 Shake.

The Lion King motion picture opens in theaters on Thursday. 

Here’s the The Lion King: The Gift tracklist 

Beyoncé, “Bigger”
Beyoncé, “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”
Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi, “Don’t Jealous Me”
Burna Boy, “Ja Ara E”
Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, “The Nile”
Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, “Mood 4 Eva”
Salatiel, Pharrell, Beyoncé, “Water”
Blue Ivy Carter, SAINt JHN, WizKid, Beyoncé, “Brown Skin Girl”
Tiwa Savage, Mr. Eazi, “Keys to the Kingdom”
Beyoncé, “Otherside”
Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, “Already”
Tierra Whack, Beyoncé, Busiswa, Yemi Alade, Moonchild Sanelly, “My Power”
070 Shake, Jessie Reyez, “Scar”
Beyoncé, “Spirit”

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