Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced Thursday that multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the first single for the film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.
The 17-year-old New Zealand native, Lorde –who will embark on her third national North American tour this fall– exploded onto the scene with her Number One global hit ‘Royals,’ and has taken the music world by storm since the release of her critically acclaimed platinum debut album “Pure Heroine” [Lava / Republic Records].
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, is the latest installment in Lionsgate’s global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “Hunger Games” trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014.
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Lorde’s unique position as both a songwriter / performer and the curator of the Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack album came about via her relationship with her music publisher, SONGS Music Publishing who was a key architect of the deal.
“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde. “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”
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