Brandy kicks off Disney's 'Ultimate Princess Celebration' with debut of new single

AmNews Staff Reports | 4/29/2021, midnight
Disney is launching the Ultimate Princess Celebration, a yearlong event spotlighting Disney heroines.
Brandy and Oak Felder in recording rehearsal for Ultimate Princess Celebration anthem, “Starting Now.” Photo courtesy of Disney

Disney is launching the Ultimate Princess Celebration, a yearlong event spotlighting Disney heroines.

From Cinderella to Belle’s to Mulan’s and Moana, Disney is honoring these strong women through music, experiences, products, and a campaign to give back to children around the country.

To kick off the celebration, superstar recording artist Brandy, who starred as the princess in The Wonderful World of Disney, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, has recorded a new original song called “Starting Now.” The “Starting Now” single, produced by Oak Felder and written by Jason Mater, Jordan Powers, and Darren Criss, will be released by Walt Disney Records on May 21 along with a lyric video.

Brandy will also debut a music video for “Starting Now,” the celebration's anthem, which will be featured in Disney Princess Remixed – An Ultimate Princess Celebration, a music special premiering this August on Disney Channel. The half-hour show will celebrate the empowering attributes of Disney princesses and queens through reimagined performances of their iconic songs by several of Disney’s multitalented stars. After its premiere on Disney Channel, the special will also be available on Disney+

In addition to the single and TV special, Disney will mark the Ultimate Princess Celebration with a number of events, experiences, and unique products.