Def Jam Recordings have announced the release of the Coming 2 America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on March 5, 2021. The album arrives on Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming platforms alongside the highly anticipated comedy Coming 2 America, which premieres exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 240 countries and territories the same day. It notably serves as the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy classic, Coming To America.
“I’m A King,” a new original song from Def Jam buzzworthy rapper Bobby Sessions and multiple Grammy nominee including Best New Artist and Best Record Megan Thee Stallion arrives tomorrow.
The original Coming To America boasted a fan-favorite soundtrack with music from The Cover Girls, Chico DeBarge, Mel and Kim, Sister Sledge, and many more. Additionally, it yielded a Billboard Hot 100 hit in the form of The System’s title track “Coming To America” co-written by Nile Rodgers.
Upholding this tradition, the music plays a major role in Coming 2 America once again. The soundtrack’s full tracklisting will be revealed soon.
A press release says of Coming 2 America: “Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.”
Original cast favorites from Coming to America return including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor, making Coming 2 America the most anticipated comedy film of the year.
Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer, from Paramount Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures, and produced by Eddie Murphy Productions and Misher Films. The screenplay is written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield, with story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy. The producers are Kevin Misher and Eddie Murphy, executive producers are Brian Oliver, Bradley Fischer, Valerii An, Kenya Barris, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, Michele Imperato Stabile and Andy Berman.