The Pokemon Company has announced that Pokemon 25: The Album will be released in Fall 2021 and will feature Katy Perry, J Balvin, Post Malone, and more.This new album is part of the celebration of Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, and J Balvin was confirmed to be joining the project following the global virtual Pokemon music concert starring Post Malone.
During the concert, Post Malone performed a cover of Only Wanna Be With You by Hootie & the Blowfish that was remixed with the Ecruteak City theme from Pokemon Gold and Silver.Katy Perry, J Balvin, Post Malone, and one more surprise guest will each release a song that is inspired by the Pokemon franchise, and each song’s release will be joined by a music video and “an exclusive merchandise collection celebrating each artist and Pokemon.”
There will also be other songs from some of the “buzziest new artists from around the world,” and these songs will be released in “very ‘Pokemon’ ways.”
Pokemon 25: The Album will be released by Universal Music Group’s Capitol Records later this year and will features a total of 14 songs.This new album is one of the many ways The Pokemon Company is celebrating this 25th anniversary, and follows the reveals of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and much more.
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