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NEW YORK and SANTA MONICA, Calif.,
Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Republic Records today announced a powerful, star-studded lineup for the soundtrack to the motion picture
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, mixing established music icons including seven-time Grammy® winning band
Coldplay, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
Patti Smith, and Grammy Award winning
Christina Aguilera, along with some of the hottest Billboard chart topping newcomers in the music business.
Also top-lining this exceptionally talent-rich collection are
The Lumineers, whose self-titled debut album achieved platinum sales status in the US,
Canada (3x), UK,
Australia and Gold in
France, with their hit single "
Ho Hey" selling over 4.5 million single downloads in the US.
Lorde, whose debut single "Royals" just made her the first female artist to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart since
Tracy Bonham in 1996, will also be featured on the soundtrack.
Multi-platinum alternative rock band
Imagine Dragons, whose 6x platinum selling song "Radioactive" was dubbed "the biggest breakout of the year" by Rolling Stone magazine; UK singer / songwriter
Ellie Goulding whose recent release Halcyon Days includes platinum singles "Anything Could Happen" and "I Need Your Love;" Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter
Sia, whose recent collaborations "Titanium" with
David Guetta and "Wild Ones" with
Flo Rida were both featured in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits; pop indie duo
Phantogram, who have collaborated with Big Boi, graced the cover of Filter Magazine, and who will release their debut album this fall; and platinum-certified Icelandic folk collective
Of Monsters and Men, which became an international presence with the ubiquitous single "Little Talks," contribute tracks as well.
The National, much buzzed about
Mikky Ekko, the artist
The Weeknd, and award-winning singer-songwriter
Santigold round out the white-hot
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, which has already seen its first release, Coldplay's "Atlas," debut at #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. "Atlas" marks the first-ever motion picture soundtrack contribution written and recorded by Coldplay.
The soundtrack will be available in stores and through all digital retailers on
November 19, 2013 just before the film opens worldwide on
November 22, 2013. Right now, the album can be pre-ordered via the film's
official online store. Those who pre-order the soundtrack by
October 27th will have an opportunity to have their names printed on an exclusive
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire poster (while supplies last). All pre-orders unlock an instant download of Coldplay's "Atlas" as well.
The unveiling of the film's soundtrack today celebrates the 9-week mark in Lionsgate's "TickTock" countdown campaign which reveals exciting new developments each week through
The Hunger Games Explorer leading to the worldwide release of
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Fans are encouraged to engage online to join the countdown excitement leading up to the highly anticipated second film not only by visiting The Hunger Games Explorer but also by using #TickTock9 across all social media this week.
"Atlas" – Coldplay
"Silhouettes" – Of Monsters and Men
"Elastic Heart" – Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
"Lean" – The National
"We Remain" – Christina Aguilera
"Devil May Cry" – The Weeknd
"Who We Are" – Imagine Dragons
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" – Lorde
" Gale Song" – The Lumineers
"Mirror" – Ellie Goulding
"Capital Letter" – Patti Smith
"Shooting Arrows At The Sky" – Santigold
"Place For Us" – Mikky Ekko
"Lights" – Phantogram
" Angel On Fire" – Antony and the Johnsons
Hunger Games partnership between Republic Records and Lionsgate yielded the Grammy Award-winning, chart-dominating
TheHunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond executive produced by T Bone Burnett.
The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 on its release with sales over 175,000, making it the first soundtrack to top the chart since November 2009. It was the best-selling soundtrack of 2012, the fastest selling soundtrack ever at iTunes, and was certified gold by the RIAA shortly after its release. The album earned a Golden Globe Award nomination and three Grammy Award nominations, and its first single,
Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound" featuring The Civil Wars, won the 2013 Grammy Award for "Best Song Written for Visual Media."
ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIREThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by
Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual
Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by
Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by
Francis Lawrence, and produced by
Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer
Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy written by
Suzanne Collins that has sold over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Amy Winehouse,
Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath,
Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye,
Kelly Rowland, Owl City, Of Monsters and Men among many others.
It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Brushfire (
Jack Johnson, G. Love), Cash Money (
Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Loma Vista (Soundgarden,
Damian Marley), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), NBC's The Voice (Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery), Republic Nashville (The Band
Perry, FloridaGeorgia Line, The Eli Young Band), XO (The Weeknd), among others.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 30 television shows on 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning
Mad Men and
Nurse Jackie, the comedy
Anger Management, the broadcast network series
Nashville, the syndication success
The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed new series
Orange Is The New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of
The Hunger Games franchise,
The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn –
Part 2, Now You See Me,
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D,
The Expendables 2,
The Possession, Sinister, Arbitrage and Pantelion Films' breakout hit
Instructions Not Included, one of the highest-grossing Spanish-language films ever in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.