‘DESCENDANTS 3’ SONG ‘QUEEN OF MEAN’ GOES VIRAL, MUSIC VIDEO SURPASSES 100 MILLION VIEWS IN JUST FOUR WEEKS
‘Night Falls’ Climbing, Reached #2 on VEVO in the U.S.
Disney Channel’s “Queen of Mean” from the triumphant hit movie “Descendants 3” surpassed 100 million views in just four weeks since its release and hit #1 on the YouTube Music Video chart (U.S.) and #1 on Vevo’s 50 Top Trending Videos. Last week, the song rose to #5 on the Spotify Global Viral Charts after reaching #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Disney Channel Original Movie premiered Aug. 2 and has since debuted in Latin America and Southeast Asia markets and will premiere in Europe beginning next month.
Performed by Sarah Jeffery as Princess Audrey, “Queen of Mean” was written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, Thomas Sturges, and Adam Schmalholz, and produced by Armato and James of Rock Mafia.
The same songwriters and producers delivered the movie’s other hit “Night Falls” which this week reached #2 on VEVO’s Top 20 Music Videos (U.S.) and has amassed 74 million views on YouTube. It’s performed by Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, China Anne McClain as Uma, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Thomas Doherty as Harry and Dylan Playfair as Gil.
Steven Vincent said, “These two contemporary songs—one rap-driven pop and the other hip-hop with a rock edge—are relatable to our young audience and advanced the movie’s story brilliantly, a testament to the talent of our songwriters, producers, and performers.”
In its fourth week of release by Walt Disney Records, the “Descendants 3” soundtrack is #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart, #1 on the Children’s Album Chart and #24 on the Billboard Top 200. Its seven music videos have more than 285 million YouTube views to date on the DisneyMusicVevo channel.