Universal Music Group today announced its release of the Karma’s World Original Soundtrack. The album serves as the official companion to the animated series from GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, rapper, actor, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Chris Bridges aka “Ludacris” and produced by Karma’s World Entertainment and 9 Story Media Group.
The highly anticipated show, featuring voices from Tiffany Haddish, Danielle Brooks, Jordan Fisher, Dawnn Lewis, Dascha Polanco and Chris Bridges, makes its debut on NETFLIX throughout 190 countries in 21 languages plus audio description on October 15, 2021.
Karma’s World follows 10-year-old Karma Grant, an aspiring musical artist and rapper with big talent and an even bigger heart. Smart, resilient, and deeply empathetic, Karma pours her soul into songwriting, channeling her feelings into whip-smart rhymes with passion, courage and her signature brand of humor. In this series, Karma is only beginning to grasp the incredible emotional power that words and music can have. She doesn’t just want to share her music with the world…she wants to change the world with it!
As a special gift for fans, Chris Bridges shared the music video for the theme song “Welcome to Karma’s World” performed by star and SinceThe80s/Motown recording artist Asiahn (Karma) via Netflix Futures.
“I am thrilled to be working with Universal Music Group to bring the music from Karma’s World to audiences everywhere,” said Chris Bridges. “UMG has been my partner on all my albums since day one and it’s very fitting that they are with me as I unveil the music from my new animated Netflix series, which has been a labor of love for over a decade and inspired by my eldest daughter. As a girl dad to four daughters, I am so proud of the music in this show which inspires creative confidence in kids and encourages them to embrace their full authentic selves.”
The album features original music performed on the show by Asiahn as well as Chris Bridges—in the role of “Dad.” It also includes contributions from castmates Ramone Hamilton (Crash), Aria Capria (Switch), Kaila Mullady (Switch – beatboxing) and Camden Coley (Keys).
Karma’s World tells “The story of a girl finding her voice and using it to change the world.” The music reflects this spirit of empowerment with its upbeat energy and undeniable charm. The show and soundtrack stand out as essential entertainment for the entire family this fall!
“When making music for Karma’s World, our creativity was unlimited – we experimented with country, reggae, reggaeton, pop, jazz, R&B, hip hop, classical and so much more,” added Bridges. “The series serves up sophisticated beats, impressive rhymes and straight up catchy choruses all the while addressing important topics and themes in each episode. The music on Karma’s World is not just for kids – I know for a fact that whole families will be singing and rhyming along. Karma’s World brings people together, tells great stories, and provides a sound for all ages.”
Not to mention, it marks a full circle moment and something of a homecoming for Ludacris who launched his career under the UMG umbrella and released nine iconic studio albums as part of the alliance between his own label Disturbing Tha Peace and Def Jam Recordings.