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Listen to Yolanda Adams Sing "O Holy Night" for 'The Star' Soundtrack [VIDEO]
Dec. 06, 2017
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Epic Records and Sony Pictures Animation are releasing the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for 'The Star,' the first large-scale Christian animation film in 20 years. The soundtrack features Yolanda Adams' vocals for the classic hit, 'O Holy Night'.
Yolanda expressed how honored she was to be apart of the soundtrack. "It makes me remember why I celebrate Christmas," she says. "I believe music plays an important role in any movie and I think Christmas music puts everybody in a great mood." She goes on to say that, the film is 'authentic' and thinks everyone should see it.
The soundtrack also features original music from mainstream superstars Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony and A Great Big World. Mariah Carey in fact wrote the Sony Pictures Animation movie's title track "The Star." Notable song contributions were also made by Kirk Franklin, Kelsea Ballerini, Zara Larsson, and Casting Crowns.
Spring Aspers, Head of Music for Sony Pictures says, "This compilation is full of covers of Christmas classics old and new that not only perfectly fit the film, but make the perfect soundtrack for the season."
The film is directed by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Tim Reckart ("Head Over Heels") and produced by best-selling author, renowned preacher and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin ("Miracles from Heaven"). The film also features many big names like Steven Yeun, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Kris Kristofferson, Gina Rodriguez, Zachery Levi, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Tracy Morgan.
"The Star" is currently in theaters.
Check out the behind the scene action below!