Courtesy Nidhi Sharma – Celebrity News Service Reporter
New York, NY (CNS) – Muslim pop star Yusuf Islam has roped in Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton and Michelle Branch for his forthcoming album. This is Islamâ€™s second album since his comeback in 2006 when he gained fame under his name â€œCat Stevens.â€
The as-yet-untitled album is due in late spring from Universal. It will be a follow up 2006â€™s An Other Cup, his first secular album in 28 years. The single from the album â€œBoots & Sandâ€ features Paul McCartney and Dolly Parton, with a video shot by Jesse Dylan, son of Bob shot in the California desert, Contactmusic reports. While Michelle Branch and Gunnar Nelson assist on the track â€œTo Be What You Must.â€ As Cat Stevens, he sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s.
His albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States; his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone, and was Billboardâ€™s number-one LP for three consecutive weeks.