SOURCE: Atlantic Records

March 07, 2008 14:25 ET

Atlantic Wants You to "Meet The Browns": Soundtrack From Tyler Perry's Latest Lionsgate® Film Set for March 18th Release; First Single Is "People Everyday," Performed by Musiq Soulchild Featuring Estelle

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - Atlantic Records has announced the release of "TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS - MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE," the musical companion to the upcoming film TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS. Due in stores and online March 18th, the album features tracks from a stellar array of top R&B and soul artists, including Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, and the legendary Chaka Khan. The Lionsgate film TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS opens in theaters nationwide on March 21st.

The album's first single will be "People Everyday (Metamorphosis Mix)," performed by Atlantic's own Musiq Soulchild, accompanied by labelmate and British hip-hop sensation, Estelle. Other highlights of "TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS - MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE" include tracks from such luminaries as Atlantic recording artist Wynter Gordon, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Ledesi, Tamela Mann (who also co-stars in the film), and the late, great Gerald Levert (see tracklisting below).

A funny, moving romantic drama about the power of love and family, Lionsgate's TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS marks another winning portrayal of life by writer/director/actor Tyler Perry (DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION) and features a return to the big screen by Madea, the indomitable, law-breaking, fun-loving grandma.

A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street. But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time -- until a letter arrives announcing the death of a father she's never met. Desperate for any kind of help, Brenda takes her family to Georgia for the funeral. But nothing could have prepared her for the Browns, her father's fun-loving, crass Southern clan. In a small-town world full of long afternoons and country fairs, Brenda struggles to get to know the family she never knew existed... and finds a brand new romance that just might change her life.

Based on the popular stage production of the same name, TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS is a charming story about the joys of family and the possibility of second chances. TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS was written and directed by Tyler, and produced by Reuben Cannon.

TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS opens in theaters nationwide on March 21st. For additional information on the film, please visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com.

(COMPLETE TRACKLISTING BELOW)

                   "TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE BROWNS -
            MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE"
                             (ATLANTIC)
                  In Stores And Online March 18th


1.  "People Everyday (Metamorphosis Mix)" - Musiq Soulchild (Feat. Estelle)

2.  "Face to Face" - Case & Coko

3.  "Sweeter" - Gerald Levert

4.  "Dig This" - Brandy

5.  "I'll Take You There" - Kelly Price

6.  "Love Again" - Kelly Rowland

7.  "This Gift" - Deborah Cox

8.  "Angel" - Chaka Khan

9.  "Alright" - Ledisi

10. "Unify" - Wynter Gordon

11. "My Love" - Jill Scott

12. "Hallelujah (Live)" - Tamela Mann

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