August 22, 2013


Priyanka Chopra Snags Timbaland, Zedd, Bonnie McKee & More for U.S. LP

Priyanka Chopra is a bonafide superstar in her native India—4.7 million Facebook likes and 4.5 million Twitter followers helped her win most-influential Indian last year—and she's enlisting the help of America's biggest hitmakers to extend her reach Stateside.

For her early 2014 LP, the 31-year-old stunner has tapped super producers Timbaland, RedOne and Zedd. She's also writing with songwriters Bonnie McKee ("Roar," "Teenage Dream") and Ester Dean ("S&M," "Where Have You Been"). "It's a fun album, it's pop," the self-professed Tupac fanatic says. "It's got a mix of many, many different kinds of genres."

That mixing of genres is heard in her new Pitbull collabo "Exotic," a thumping club track with a Hindi chorus. Find out what the chorus translates to, and why she thinks she represents India, in the interview above. Then watch the "Exotic" music video, where Chopra rocks stomach-baring outfits and sexy swimsuits, below.