Pokemon celebrated its 25th anniversary with a virtual concert held last Feb. 27, which was highlighted by the announcement of the Pokemon 25 music album. Scheduled for release in Fall 2021 and to be released under MGM’s Capitol Records, the commemorative Pokemon 25 music album features a total of 14 songs performed by 11 UMG artists, led by Katy Perry, Post Malone and J. Balvin.
While it is said that one of the tracks would be a cover of Hoodie and the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You” by Post Malone, a secret guest will also be releasing a music video and merchandise of a song inspired by the franchise. We also learned from Rolling Stones that both Katy Perry and J. Balvin will be the faces on the cover of Pokémon’s P25 music album.
Pokemon 25 Will Feature Original Songs Created Exclusively for the Music Album
Katy Perry along with J Balvin and a mystery UMG artist have all been asked to create a song exclusively for the P25 music album. Each song will take inspiration from episodes throughout Pokémon’s 25 years of existence. .
In a statement made during the virtual anniversary celebration, J Balvin said he was thrilled to participate as one of the collaborators in the program. Furthermore, the Colombian reggaeton singer, best known for his Latin pop and hip hop songs said he plans to add his unique flavor to the P25 anniversary. He said that he has been sifting through all Pokemon sounds as they occur in both TV episodes and videos, because the goal is to create a song with a universal appeal not only to Pokemon’s fan base but for everyone.