Artist Partner Group, Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures have announced the release of “FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM,”the musical companion to the much-anticipated Universal Pictures film of the same name. The album arrives in stores and at all online retailers on Friday, April 14, as the ultimate companion to Universal’s FAST & FURIOUS 8, which opens in theatres everywhere the same day.
“FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” is available for pre-order now, with all pre-orders joined by an instant grat download of the album’s first single, “Go Off,” by the unstoppable hip-hop trifecta of Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo & Travis Scott. The explosive track has just arrived at multiple formats of radio nationwide. The “Go Off” companion video also premiered today and is streaming now at Lil Uzi Vert’s official YouTube channel. Not to be missed: Lil Uzi Vert rides a wrecking ball in this video.
Exclusive new music releases and companion video premieres – featuring never-before-seen footage from the film – are slated for the weeks leading up to the release of “FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM.” Friday, March 10 will see the Spanish version of Pitbull & J Balvin’s “Hey Ma” (Feat. Camila Cabello) released to all DSPs. That same day, the track’s companion video is set for an exclusive debut on Telemundo’s morning show ‘Un Nuevo Día,’ followed by music video clips and behind-the-scenes content airing across four additional live Telemundo shows. The companion video will also be added to rotation the following day on their Telemundo’s network NBC Universo.
Next up, will be “Good Life” from the ultimate Bay Area duo of multi-Platinum superstar G-Eazy & GRAMMY®-nominated R&B songstress Kehlani, which is set for release on Friday, March 17 along with an official companion video. “Good Life” will be the follow-up to G-Eazy’s global phenomenon No. 1 single “Me Myself & I,” feat. Bebe Rexha, which was streamed more than 1 billion times worldwide and was featured on G-Eazy’s RIAA certified platinum album When It’s Dark Out, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and Top Rap Albums Chart. Kehlani’s critically-acclaimed debut album SWEETSEXYSAVAGE(featuring lead singles “Distraction” and “CRZY”) made a phenomenal January 2017 debut at No. 3 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, while coming in at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart.
The highly-anticipated album includes an impressive total of 13 exclusive new tracks curated specifically for FAST & FURIOUS 8, featuring unparalleled collaborations by Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa & PnB Rock; Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign & Sage The Gemini; and PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Furthermore, Migos, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Kevin Gates and more round out the star-studded tracklist, contributing their own exclusive new songs for the dynamic album. See full tracklisting below.
Continuing its long standing partnership with Universal Pictures and the FAST & FURIOUS series, Dodge will be the exclusive automobile partner throughout the album campaign. As part of the partnership, each music video from “FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” will feature Dodge muscle including the Challenger SRT Hellcat, Charger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Viper ACR, as well as Dom’s Ice Charger and GTX from the film itself.
“FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” marks the return of the hugely successful partnership between Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures. The two companies previously teamed up for “FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” which proved a chart-busting smash upon its 2015 release. The soundtrack topped the SoundScan/Billboard 200 while hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s overall “Top Albums” chart in 77 countries. The album is highlighted by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s emotional tribute “See You Again.” The song has officially entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topping Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks. Currently certified 7x platinum by the RIAA, “See You Again,” is indeed a planetary phenomenon, with worldwide streams in excess of 5 billion. The song’s deeply touching companion video now exceeds 2.4 billion individual views – the first-ever hip-hop video to achieve the billion-view milestone and YouTube’s second most-viewed video of all time.
“FAST & FURIOUS 8: THE ALBUM” was produced by Warner Music Group executives Mike Caren (GRAMMY®-nominated producer and Creative Officer of Warner Music Group as well as CEO of both Artist Publishing and Partner Groups) and Kevin Weaver (Atlantic Records President of Film & TV and GRAMMY® Award–winning producer). Longtime collaborators Caren and Weaver most recently worked together co-producing the critically-acclaimed Furious 7 soundtrack, including the multi-platinum single “See You Again,” alongside Universal Pictures, and the recent Suicide Squad smash soundtrack album. Caren has been responsible for signing more than 20 Gold and Platinum-selling artists including Trey Songz, T.I., Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifa. Weaver, a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, has been at the helm of Atlantic Records’ Film/TV division, garnering massive success for countless projects, with highlights including the Furious 7 soundtrack/singles and the multiplatinum single “We Own It” by Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz from Fast & Furious 6 with Universal Pictures. The production of this album saw a new addition to the creative team with Artist Publishing and Artist Partner Group Vice President, Jeff Vaughn (Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Sage The Gemini), who provided A&R oversight on the album alongside Caren and Weaver. All of the film’s music was overseen by GRAMMY® nominated President of Film Music & Publishing for Universal Pictures Mike Knobloch and music supervised for Universal Pictures by Senior Vice President Rachel Levy. Knobloch and Levy have worked together on the music oversight and supervision of numerous award-winning projects including Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, the Despicable Me franchise and Sing.