China Anne McClain and Scottish Actor Thomas Doherty Take Charge in WHAT’S MY NAME Music Video for DESCENDANTS 2
-- Music Video Premieres Wednesday, June 14, on DisneyMusicVEVO --
China Anne McClain and Thomas Doherty take charge in the premiere of the commanding, feet-stomping single ‘What's My Name’ from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2, on Wednesday, 14th June.
The music video for the single will premiere on DisneyMusicVEVO and feature never-before-seen footage from the movie. ‘What's My Name’ follows the recent release of the ‘Ways to Be Wicked’ musical number from the movie, now a music video, lyric video and car karaoke video on DisneyMusicVevo with over 40 million views since its 13th April debut. The pop/R&B song will be available for download on iTunes at 5am on Saturday, 3rd June, and the official lyric video will also be available on DisneyMusicVEVO at 10pm.
In the highly anticipated movie, premiering in Autumn 2017 on Disney Channel and DisneyLife in the UK, China Anne McClain joins the cast as Uma (daughter of Ursula from The Little Mermaid) who is Mal's archenemy and leader of a motley crew of pirates including Captain Hook's son Harry (Scottish actor, Thomas Doherty) and Gaston's son Gil (Dylan Playfair). ‘What's My Name’, which includes vocals by Doherty and Playfair, establishes Uma as the self-proclaimed queen of the Isle of the Lost.
Steven Vincent, vice president, Music and Soundtracks, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, "China Anne has such natural talent and a very soulful voice. In this song, she brings it all and adds the perfect amount of attitude to the performance – she's a great actress who knows how to put character into her singing."
The song is produced by the songwriting/producing team Rock Mafia, Antonina Armato and Tim James, who wrote the lyrics with Tom Sturges and Adam Schmalholz.
‘What's My Name’ is one of six original songs featured on the Descendants 2 soundtrack which includes McClain's renditions of ‘Kiss the Girl’ and ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ from Disney's animated classic The Little Mermaid.
The Descendants 2 soundtrack from Walt Disney Records is available now for pre-order and wherever music is sold on Friday, 21st July. Fans who pre-order the soundtrack can immediately download ‘What's My Name’ and ‘Ways to Be Wicked’ plus three upbeat pop songs from Descendants: Wicked World.
The first Disney’s Descendants (2015) was a global success and is the no.1 Disney Channel Original Movie ever among girls in the UK. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The Descendants soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 album chart in its first week of release and also ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack, Children's, Digital Album and Top Albums charts. The album was also No. 1 on the iTunes Album Overall and Soundtrack charts.
Dove Cameron (Hairsprav: Live, Liv and Maddie), Cameron Boyce (Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything, Jessie), Sofia Carson (Adventures in Babysitting) Booboo Stewart (X-Men Days of Future Past) and Mitchell Hope reprise their starring roles as Mal, Carlos, Evie, Jay and King Ben, respectively, in the epic sequel. Emmy Award-winning director Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing, Michael Jackson’s concert tours, High School Musical movies) returns as director, executive producer and choreographer.
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