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Iggy Azalea Joins Bollywood Icon A.R. Rahman for New Song - Premiere

Hear "Million Dollar Dream," from the soundtrack to the new film 'Million Dollar Arm'

May 8, 2014 12:25 PM ET
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Iggy Azalea has been on a roll: Last week, her first proper album, The New Classic, debuted at Number Three, and at the moment she can be heard on both of the two most-streamed songs in the country, Ariana Grande's "Problem" (we debuted the lyric vid here) and her own "Fancy."

Read Rolling Stone's review of The New Classic

"Million Dollar Dream," however, finds the Australian rapper going in a different direction, collaborating with Academy Award–winning composer A.R. Rahman — the man behind the scores for such films as Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Raanjhanaa — and Bollywood playback singer Sukhwinder Singh for a song from the soundtrack of Disney's Million Dollar Arm, out May 16th.

The film, directed by Craig Gillespie and executive produced by Bill Simmons, tells the story of a sports agent (played by Mad Men's Jon Hamm) who travels to India in order to sign a pair of cricket players and teach them to play baseball. Iggy, for her part, sneaks a few baseball references ("Now the top of the mound is what we sitting on") into an motivational little song about coming to America to realize your ambitions.

"It was fun to work with up and coming new talent like Iggy," Rahman told Rolling Stone. "She added a lot of zing to the Indian punjabish track we did for the movie."

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