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The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" hits stores this week via Motown, just ahead of the U.S. premiere of the film.The soundtrack to the upcoming Tyler Perry film "Madea's Family Reunion" hits stores this week via Motown, just ahead of the U.S. premiere of the film. The 10-track set features new songs from Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert and Yolanda Adams, among others.
The Brian McKnight ballad "Find Myself in You" is the first single from the set and is presently climbing Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Other artists on the soundtrack include LL Cool J featuring Mary Mary ("We're Gonna Make It"), Johnny Gill ("You for Me -- The Wedding Song") and Kem ("Tonight").
In the film, 68-year-old Mabel "Madea" Simmons (played by Perry) struggles to keep her relatives together before an upcoming family reunion. The cast is rounded out by Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe and Maya Angelou.
Madea was also the central character in Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," released last year. That film stunned industry observers by topping the U.S. box office with a $22 million opening weekend gross.