Def Jam Recordings will release the Coming 2 America Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on March 5, Billboard can exclusively announce.
Coming 2 America, the highly anticipated sequel to the 1988 classic starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video the same day the soundtrack will be available via Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming platforms.
Up first from the soundtrack: Def Jam rapper Bobby Sessions and Megan Thee Stallion will release their new original collaboration “I’m a King” on Friday. A snippet of the song can be heard in the new trailer released Wednesday (watch below). This isn’t the first time the duo has teamed up: Sessions was a co-writer on Meg’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Savage.”
Update (Feb. 5): “I’m a King” is out now. Listen below.
The original Coming to America soundtrack boasted songs by The Cover Girls, Chico DeBarge, Mel & Kim, Sister Sledge and many more. The System’s title track, “Coming to America,” co-written by Nile Rodgers, peaked at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1988.
James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer), Shari Headley (Queen Lisa), John Amos (Cleo McDowell) and Louie Anderson (Maurice) reprise their roles in the 2021 film for Murphy and Hall’s all-new adventure from the fictional African nation of Zamuda to the Queens borough of New York. Teyana Taylor, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes and more join the cast this time around.
Listen to a snippet of “I’m a King” after the one-minute mark in the Coming 2 America trailer below.