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'Pokemon 25: The Album,' Featuring Katy Perry, J Balvin & Post Malone, Set for Fall 2021

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Katy Perry performs onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Pokémon 25: The Album will be coming in fall 2021, it was revealed following the Pokémon virtual concert Saturday night (Feb. 27).

The album will be comprised of a total of 14 songs by 11 Universal Music Group artists, including Katy Perry, J Balvin and Post Malone.

Post Malone's version of Hootie and the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You" is on the Pokémon 25 album track list.

Katy Perry, J Balvin and another surprise artist will each release a song inspired by the Pokémon franchise, along with a music video and merchandise collection.

J Balvin commented on taking part in the project in a statement released on Saturday: "Pokémon is pulling out all the stops for P25 Music, and I'm thrilled to join the program as one of its premier collaborators," he said. "I’m looking forward to adding my own unique flavor to this huge Pokémon party and adding more good vibes to the celebration."

Pokémon 25: The Album, part of this year's P25 Music program for Pokémon's 25th anniversary, will be released by UMG’s Capitol Records.

Saturday night's concert can be watched on-demand on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

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