Compilation album Pokémon 25: The Album has also been announced.
At the end of Post Malone‘s virtual concert last week which took place as part of the Pokémon franchise’s 25th anniversary celebration, the latest music artist who will be taking part in The Pokémon Company’s year-long music program was announced.
Colombian reggaetón singer J Balvin has been added to the growing list of Universal Music Group artists who will be collaborating with The Pokémon Company throughout the year as part of the P25 Music program.
“Pokémon is pulling out all the stops for P25 Music, and I’m thrilled to join the program as one of its premier collaborators,” said Balvin via a press release. “I’m looking forward to adding my own unique flavor to this huge Pokémon party and adding more good vibes to the celebration.”
Back in January, singer-songwriter Katy Perry was announced as the premier P25 Music collaborator. Perry, Balvin, and one more “surprise superstar artist” will each release a song inspired by the Pokémon brand; each song will have its own music video and collection of exclusive merchandise.
Further details regarding other artists who will be taking part in additional song collaborations will be announced at a later date.
These collaborations will be released at the end of the year as a digital album titled Pokémon 25: The Album. This compilation album will feature 14 songs by 11 different UMG artists, and include Malone’s cover of Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be with You” which was performed during his virtual concert (embedded below).
Fans can keep up to date with the latest P25 Music, event, and brand activation announcements by visiting the Pokémon 25th anniversary website and watch the latest videos on the official YouTube channel.
Pokémon 25: The Album can be pre-saved on Spotify here where fans can also sign up for the Capitol Records mailing list as well as updates for Pokémon‘s 25th anniversary music.