China Anne McClain will take over Radio Disney for the premiere of the commanding, feet stomping single “What’s My Name” from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants 2,” on THURSDAY, JUNE 1 (5:00 p.m., ET). The pop/R&B song will be available for download on iTunes at midnight on Friday, June 2 and the official lyric video will be available on DisneyMusicVEVO at 5:00 p.m., ET.
The music video for the single, with never-before-seen footage from the movie, will premiere on DisneyMusicVEVO, Wednesday, June 14. “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 April 13 debut.
In the highly anticipated movie, 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 (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 (http://disneymusic.co/Descendants2) and wherever music is sold on FRIDAY, JULY 21. 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.”
“Descendants” (2015) is the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history in Total Viewers (12.2 million) and has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. 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 (“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 (“Descendants,” “High School Musical” movies) returns as director, executive producer and choreographer.
An unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants 2” across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime.