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Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae for Rio 2 movie soundtrack

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Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae are among the acts featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming film Rio 2.

Mars, who voices the character of Roberto in the movie, has recorded a song called 'Welcome Back' for the LP, while Janelle Monae has unveiled a track titled 'What Is Love', which appears below.


Monae tweeted: "We had so much fun working w/ incredible Rio musicians, Jamie Foxx, WilliAM, A. Hathaway, etc 4 "What is love"! #Rio2"

The soundtrack also includes songs by Anne Hathaway on 'Don't Go Away', Ester Dean and B.o.B on 'Rio Rio', Kristin Chenoweth on 'Poisonous Love' and Philip Lawrence for 'It's A Jungle Out There'.

Rio 2 - slated for release on April 4 in the UK and April 11 in the US - sees Blu (Jessie Eisenberg) and Jewel (Hathaway) raising a happy family of baby birds, whose lives are turned upside down when they venture into the Amazon.

Rio 2: Music From The Motion Picture is out on March 25 in the US and April 7 in the UK.

Watch a trailer for the movie below:

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