X Factor star Rachel Crow, Bruno Mars Cast For ‘Rio 2’

"X Factor USA" season one standout Rachel Crow continues to soar. Following a signing with Columbia Records and several efforts with Nickelodeon, Crow has been cast in the forthcoming "Rio" sequel – "Rio 2."

Due for release April 11, 2014, "Rio 2" features returning voice cast including Anne Hathaway, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx and and will.i.am.

"Locked Outta Heaven" singer Bruno Mars has also been cast.

According to Twentieth Century Fox, "Rio 2" picks up with established characters Blu, Jewel and their three kids, living a seemingly perfect life in the magical city of Rio. When Jewel decides that the kids need to learn how to live like real birds, she insists that they travel to the Amazon.

Award winning artist Janelle Monae has also been tapped to contribute to the soundtrack with The Wondaland Arts Society.