Risk It All, the Captivating Duet From Multi-Platinum Award-Winning Superstars USHER & H.E.R., Out Today
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Warner Bros. Pictures, WaterTower Music and gamma. announce today’s arrival of Risk It All, a beautiful duet from two of entertainment’s brightest stars: USHER & H.E.R. This special collaboration is the second single from THE COLOR PURPLE (MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY) available December 15. The film releases in theaters only on December 25.
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MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE COLOR PURPLE (Graphic: Business Wire)
Risk It All brings together these two award-winning superstars for a special collaboration. H.E.R., who also stars in the film, produced the song and co-wrote it with renowned songwriter Jimmy Napes. This duet encapsulates the raw emotion and enduring strength of the film’s narratives: risk, love and liberation. USHER’s signature smooth tones blend seamlessly with H.E.R.’s soulful depth, creating a hymn of resilience and courage. Risk It All is the follow-up to the soundtrack’s first single, Alicia Keys’ stunning Lifeline.
The score for the film, composed by Kris Bowers, will be released on December 25.
More news on the soundtrack, including the full tracklisting, will be announced soon!
Over the course of five years – with 25 GRAMMY nominations and five wins to date, an Academy Award and an Emmy – singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist H.E.R. has had an incredible journey, punctuated with inspiring projects and accolades that have quickly ascended her to superstar status.
H.E.R.’s 2016 debut EP, “H.E.R. Volume 1,” was met with critical acclaim, as the world was just beginning to learn about this teenage wunderkind. “H.E.R. Volume 2” arrived a year later and reached the Top 10 Billboard R&B charts. H.E.R.’s eponymous compilation project in 2017 marked a whole new era for the artist in a short amount of time. The GRAMMY Award-winning, RIAA-certified Platinum body of work topped the Billboard R&B charts, armed with hit singles like the Platinum “Focus” and the four times Platinum “Best Part” with Daniel Caesar.
In 2019, H.E.R. and producer partner Live Nation Urban introduced the Lights On Festival, the first female-owned and curated R&B music festival in decades. Additionally, H.E.R. kicked off 2021 in the most stellar of ways by winning two GRAMMY Awards – Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe” and Best R&B Song for her contribution to Robert Glasper’s “Better Than I Imagined” – plus an Academy Award for her powerful song “Fight For You” from the Warner Bros. Pictures film Judas and the Black Messiah.
Regarded as one of music’s most admired and respected musicians at only 26 years old, H.E.R. also added acting to her resume when she starred as Belle in ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” in December 2022 and joined the all-star cast of “The Color Purple” musical film adaptation as “Squeak,” in theaters on December 25, 2023.
USHER has changed music, culture, and countless lives. The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning diamond-selling international megastar, actor, dancer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist inspires change yet again in 2023 and beyond.
Beyond selling over 80 million records worldwide and collecting dozens of awards, he has simultaneously lit up the small screen on NBC’s The Voice and the big screen in blockbusters such as Hustlers. He has also tirelessly distinguished himself as a devout humanitarian, raising tens of millions of dollars for various causes and uplifting youth via his New Look Foundation. Since 1999 he has been providing opportunities for young people in underserved communities and enabling them to flourish and achieve seemingly impossible dreams. A true outlier, he is equally at home on the stage of his sold-out My Way Las Vegas residency as he was on a 2016 government cultural mission to Cuba as part of President Barack Obama’s Presidential Committee for Arts and Humanities.
ABOUT THE COLOR PURPLE:
Warner Bros. Pictures invites you to experience The Color Purple, a bold new take on the classic story of love and resilience. Directed by Blitz Bazawule, the film is produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and Fantasia Barrino in her feature film debut. The screenplay is by Marcus Gardley, based on the novel by Alice Walker and the musical stage play, book (of the musical stage play) by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents an Amblin Entertainment Production, A Harpo Films Production, An SGS Pictures Production/A QJP Production, The Color Purple. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and is set to open in theaters in North America on December 25, 2023 and internationally beginning 18 January 2024.
ABOUT WATERTOWER MUSIC:
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the Warner Bros. Discovery companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001. INSTAGRAM | TIKTOK | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | YOUTUBE | WEBSITE
gamma., founded by CEO Larry Jackson and President Ike Youssef, is a modern media and technology enterprise created to revolutionize the way artists create, distribute, and monetize their content and brand. Announced gamma. repertoire includes a long-term agreement with entertainment icon Snoop Dogg for exclusive rights to market and distribute the iconic Death Row Records catalog including new music from Snoop Dogg and R&B rising star October London; mega, a joint venture with multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning superstar USHER & industry pioneer L.A. Reid; a global partnership with 3x Grammy-nominated, Diamond-certified recording artist French Montana; music from rap’s new queen Sexyy Red through a partnership with Open Shift; a new multi-media project from multi-platinum artist/entrepreneur Russ; and a partnership with multi platinum iconic rapper and mogul Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. Digital distributor Vydia, is a wholly-owned division of gamma.
The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, London, Miami, Nashville, Lagos and Dubai.