Talked about entertainer Shatta Wale has shattered a glass ceiling in Ghana’s music industry, landing arguably the biggest international collaboration ever in a feature with American ‘Queen Bey’.
On Beyoncé ‘s 14 song new album, The Lion King: The gift, Shatta Wale is featured in song number 11 – ’Already’.
The big-talking dancehall artiste is literally walking his talk best captured in his hit song ‘I know my level’. He is the only Ghanaian on the list of 10 African artistes.
Beyoncé ranked by Forbes as the most powerful female in entertainment in 2015 and 2017 featured five Nigerian artistes, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy and Wizkid.
It also has a Cameroonian and two South Africans. There’s also a song with JAY and Bey’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Check out the cover art at Beyoncé’s website.
The Lion King: The Gift, executive produced by Beyoncé, is out this Friday, July 19 via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records.
The album is inspired by the remake of Disney’s Lion King in a non-animated version in which Beyonce played the role of Nala.
Taking to Twitter to share the news, the ‘My Level’ hitmaker posted a photo of the tracklist with his name circled. He tagged Beyoncé on the post.
Beyoncé is 35th highest earning celebrity with annual earnings of $60 million as ranked by Forbes and sold over 17 million albums in the US, and over 100 million records worldwide. In 2016, she occupied the sixth place for Time's Person of the Year.
See the tracklist below:
The Lion King: The Gift:
01 Beyoncé: “Bigger”
02 Beyoncé: “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”
03 Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: “Don’t Jealous Me”
04 Burna Boy: “Ja Ara E”
05 Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar: “The Nile”
06 Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino: “Mood 4 Eva”
07 Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé: “Water”
08 Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: “Brown Skin Girl”
09 Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: “Keys to the Kingdom”
10 Beyoncé: “Otherside”
11 Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: “Already”
12 Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly: “My Power”
13 070 Shake / Jessie Reyez: “Scar”
14 Beyoncé: “Spirit”