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Doja Cat to cover Elvis Presley hit for new album

Doja Cat to cover Elvis Presley hit for new album

Doja Cat is to cover a classic Elvis Presley track for a new album. Yes, you read that right.

The 26-year-old rapper is reportedly set to release her version of the iconic song 'Hound Dog' and join a host of other current stars as part of an album celebrating the late King of Rock n Roll's back catalogue to coincide with the upcoming biopic 'Elvis.'

Speaking to us, a source said: "It’s hugely controversial. Elvis fans are diehard and see any tampering as sacrilege, but Warner Bros wanted to bring his music to a new audience. He is one of the most successful musicians of all time, but this album will help introduce his music to a new generation of kids."

Swae Lee is also reportedly set to join the 'Say So' hitmaker on the soundtrack.

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The industry insider went on to say that the track will help "bring Elvis's music to the masses again" in a similar vein to the hype around Freddie Mercury biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody."

'Elvis' is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Austin Butler as the late rock and roll icon - who died of a heart attack in 1977 aged 42 - as well as Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker.

This comes after yesterday's news that Elvis Presley's back catalogue has been acquired by Universal Music Publishing.

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The agreement comes as part of a deal agreed between executives at Authentic Brands Group, the owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, and Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

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