Multi-platinum, 3-time Grammy Award-winning Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo
adds two new credits to his long list of successes over the last three years, starting with the announcement that his new song, "Never Knew I Needed", will be the featured end credit song in Walt Disney's "The Princess and the Frog
" animated motion picture event. The single was blasted out to Urban, Urban AC and Rhythmic radio on October 14th. The soundtrack album will be available November 23rd, and the movie, whose action takes place in New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou, will open in theatres on December 11th.
In addition to Ne-Yo's contribution, 'The Princess and the Frog' Soundtrack boosts a colorful collection of original songs and a lively orchestral score, both composed and conducted by Randy Newman
. "The Princess and the Frog" Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. Never Knew I Needed - Performed by Ne-Yo
2. Down in New Orleans (Prologue) - Performed by Anika Noni Rose
3. Down in New Orleans - Performed by Dr. John
4. Almost There - Performed by Anika Noni Rose as "Tiana"
5. Friends on the Other Side - Performed by Keith David
as "Dr. Facilier"
6. When We're Human - Performed by Michael Leon-Wooley as "Louis," Bruno Campos as "Prince Naveen" and Anika Noni Rose as "Tiana" featuring Terence Blanchard on Trumpet
7. Gonna Take You There - Performed by Jim Cummings
as "Ray" featuring Terrance Simien on Accordion
8. Ma Belle Evangeline - Performed by Jim Cummings as "Ray" featuring Terence Blanchard on Trumpet
9. Dig a Little Deeper - Performed by Jenifer Lewis as "Mama Odie" featuring the Pinnacle Gospel Choir
10. Down in New Orleans (Finale) - Performed by Anika Noni Rose as "Tiana"
11. Fairy Tale/Going Home - Score
12. I Know This Story - Score
13. The Frog Hunters/Gator Down - Score
14. Tiana's Bad Dream - Score
15. Ray Laid Low - Score
16. Ray/Mama Odie - Score
17. This Is Gonna Be Good - Score
The heartfelt love ballad, "Never Knew I Needed", Ne-Yo
's pop theme song from the Soundtrack, is well on its way to becoming one of the top slow dance songs of the year. Now, Ne-Yo just released a new version of the video featuring footage from the upcoming film. Check it out now!
The soundtrack for "The Princess and the Frog" will be released everywhere on November 23rd.
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