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Stars of music and film come together for Pepsi soccer album

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May 12, 2014 | 4:01am EDT

Stars including Kelly Rowland, Idris Elba and Rita Ora have come together for a new music and film project celebrating the world of soccer ahead of the sport's 2014 World Cup.

Bosses at drinks giant Pepsi MAX have issued an album entitled Beats of the Beautiful Game, with the likes of Rowland, Ora, Janelle Monae and Timbaland performing tracks which capture the spirit of the sport. Alongside the music, moviemakers such as Elba, Diego Luna and Spike Lee will come up with short films to accompany the tracks.

Rowland, whose The Game tune is accompanied by a movie by Lee, says, "I was immediately attracted to 'The Game' because I can identify with its theme of overcoming challenges and finding your voice. It's a very important message and I'm honoured to partner with Pepsi MAX on a project that brings the worlds of music, sports and film together. As an artist - and a huge film and sports fan - it's been an incredible experience."

The album will be released on 10 June (14), two days ahead of the start of the soccer World Cup in Brazil.

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