We Love Disney (2015 album)

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We Love Disney
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Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2015
RecordedFall 2014-August 2015
StudioVerve Studios, Santa Monica
Capitol Studios, Hollywood
Air Studios, London
Sunset Sound, Hollywood
Carrington House Studios, Burbank
Henson Studios, Los Angeles
The Village Studios, Los Angeles
The Grip Studio, Nashville
Red Bull Studios, London
Length46:24
Label
Producer David Foster
We Love Disney series chronology
We Love Disney
(2014)
We Love Disney
(2015)

We Love Disney is a 2015 compilation album and third entry in the eponymous series, featuring cover versions of Disney songs by English-speaking musicians from various genres. [1] It was released by Verve Records and Walt Disney Records in the United States on October 30, 2015. [2] Two editions of the album were released: a single-disc standard edition, and a digipak deluxe edition, containing two bonus tracks.

We Love Disney is a compilation series that features cover versions of Disney songs by contemporary artists. It is the successor to the Disneymania series of albums that were released from 2003 to 2010. The first album of the series was released in France in 2013. The second album was released in Australia in 2014 and included songs such as "Let It Go" and "Baby Mine" and such artists as Dannii Minogue and The McClymonts. A 2015 release was released in the United States by Verve Records, with production by David Foster.

The Walt Disney Company American mass media corporation

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Walt Disney or simply Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

English language West Germanic language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, as England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse, and to a greater extent by Latin and French.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Friend Like Me" (from Aladdin ) Ne-Yo 3:02
2."Part of Your World" (from The Little Mermaid ) Jessie J 3:20
3."Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants Ingonyama" (from The Lion King ) Jason Derulo 3:49
4."Rainbow Connection" (from The Muppet Movie ) Gwen Stefani 3:24
5."Zero to Hero" (from Hercules ) Ariana Grande 2:39
6."In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice" (from Alice in Wonderland ) Jhené Aiko 4:55
7."I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" (from The Jungle Book ) Fall Out Boy 3:19
8."Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas ) Tori Kelly 4:06
9."A Spoonful of Sugar" (from Mary Poppins ) Kacey Musgraves 3:38
10."Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" (from The Aristocats ) Charles Perry 3:08
11."A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (from Cinderella ) Jessie Ware 3:54
12."Let It Go" (from Frozen ) Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale 4:07
13."It's a Small World"Ne-Yo, Jessie J, Derulo, Stefani, Grande, Aiko, Fall Out Boy, Kelly, Musgraves, Perry, Ware, Rascal Flatts & Hale3:03
Total length:46:24
Bonus tracks
No.TitleArtistLength
14."It's Not Easy Being Green" (from The Muppet Show )Brenna Whitaker3:55
15."A Whole New World" (from Aladdin ) Yuna 2:33
Total length:52:52
Japan Bonus Tracks
No.TitleArtistLength
16."Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas )Sarah Àlainn4:06

Production

After a successful run with localized versions in France, Australia and Germany (titled "I Love Disney" for the latter), David Foster decided to produce a new compilation album for the United States market. [3] During development, Foster created a wish list of American music artists for the album. [4] Foster often choose the song he felt fit the artist's style and vocal abilities, although several artists, such as Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, and Kacey Musgraves began with different songs before ultimately settling on their eventual selections. [4] Lucy Hale was suggested at Disney's behest, as Hale also appears on the company's Hollywood Records roster. [4]

David Foster Canadian musician, record producer, songwriter

David Walter Foster, OC, OBC, is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger. He has been a producer for musicians including Chaka Khan, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Josh Groban, Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Rogers, Seal, Rod Stewart, Jake Zyrus, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Peter Cetera, Cheryl Lynn and Barbra Streisand. Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations. He was the chairman of Verve Records from 2012 to 2016.

Wish list

A wish list or want list is an itemization of goods or services that a person or organization desires. The author may distribute copies of their list to family, friends, and other stakeholders who are likely to purchase gifts for the would-be recipient, or to offer some of the listed items for sale. The goal of a wish list is to facilitate communication between the gift receiver and the gift giver. Wish lists often contain items that a gift purchaser can obtain from a variety of retailers. Some wish lists are specialized for particular purposes or concentrated at individual retailers, such as gift registries.

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. One of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range and has received various accolades, including one Grammy Award, one Brit Award and three American Music Awards.

We Love Disney is a co-production between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, with Universal Music Group providing worldwide distribution and marketing from Disney Music Group, alongside Universal. [5]

Verve Records American record label

Verve Records, also known as The Verve Music Group, founded in 1956 by Norman Granz, is home to the world's largest jazz catalogue and includes recordings by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Stan Getz and Billie Holiday, among others. It absorbed the catalogues of Granz's earlier labels, Clef Records, founded in 1946, Norgran Records, founded in 1953, and material previously licensed to Mercury Records.

Walt Disney Records is an American record label of the Disney Music Group. The label releases soundtrack albums from Disney's motion pictures, television series, theme parks, and traditional studio albums produced by its roster of pop, teen pop, and country artists.

Universal Music Group American music corporation

Universal Music Group is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California. It is considered one of the "Big Three" record labels, along with Sony Music and Warner Music Group. Since 2004, the corporation is no longer related to the film studio Universal Studios.

Release

The album's release date was announced on August 14, 2015 at Disney's D23 Expo, where Ne-Yo performed "Friend Like Me" as part of the company's tribute to Robin Williams, who performed the original song in the film. [3] A music video for Ne-Yo's cover was released on October 1, 2015. [6] Later that year, Derulo, Grande, Kelly, Perry, and Aiko performed their selections from their album at the 2015 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.

D23 (Disney) website on the Disney universe

D23 is the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 2009, the organization is known mainly for its biennial exposition event, the D23 Expo. The name D23 refers to D for Disney and 23 for 1923—the year Walt Disney founded the company.

Ne-Yo American singer, songwriter and record producer from Nevada

Shaffer Chimere Smith, known professionally as Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and dancer. He gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned his 2004 hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head and the signing of a recording contract.

"Friend Like Me" is a song from the 1992 Disney film Aladdin. It was performed by Robin Williams in his role as the Genie. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 65th Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 50th Golden Globe Awards in 1993.

Release history

RegionDateFormat(s)Label
United StatesOctober 30, 2015 [7]

Commercial performance

We Love Disney debuted at No. 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart with 31,000 album-equivalent units; it sold 26,000 copies in its first week, with the remainder of its unit total reflecting the album's streaming activity and track sales. [9]

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

Album-equivalent unit album

The album-equivalent unit is a measurement unit in music industry to define the consumption of music that equals the purchase of one album copy. This consumption includes streaming and song downloads in addition to traditional album sales. The album-equivalent unit was introduced in the mid-2010s as an answer to the drop of album sales in the 21st century. Album sales more than halved from 1999 to 2009, declining from a $14.6 to $6.3 billion industry. For instance, the only albums that went platinum in the United States in 2014 were the Frozen soundtrack and Taylor Swift's 1989, whereas several artists did in 2013.

Streaming media Continuous multimedia operated and presented to users by a provider

Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider. The verb "to stream" refers to the process of delivering or obtaining media in this manner; the term refers to the delivery method of the medium, rather than the medium itself, and is an alternative to file downloading, a process in which the end-user obtains the entire file for the content before watching or listening to it.

Charts

Chart (2015–16)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [10] 54
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) [11] 58
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [12] 44
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) [13] 74
French Albums (SNEP) [14] 118
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [15] 13
US Billboard 200 [16] 8

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