Pepsi releases visual album to celebrate soccer

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ATLANTA (AP) — Pepsi is pairing singers and filmmakers to release a visual album that celebrates soccer during World Cup.

Spike Lee, Timbaland, Idris Elba and Kelly Rowland are some of the artists whose work is featured on the Pepsi-curated album, "Beats of the Beautiful Game," to be released June 10. The soda company announced Monday its album will be a collection of 11 anthem-like songs and short films.

"What I love about this is how creative it is," said Rowland, whose song "The Game" will have a video directed by Lee. "It's a project with a whole bunch of different artists being able to do different songs. I'm excited about being a part of something like this."

The Janelle Monae track, "Hero," is the first single and will debut May 20.

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