Is Donald Glover Done Releasing Music as Childish Gambino?

On the silver screen, Donald Glover stars as Simba in Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King. On stage, Donald Glover performs as Childish Gambino, the artist behind songs like “Sober” and “This is America.” Is Donald Glover done releasing music as Childish Gambino? Here’s what we know about the musician’s latest projects.

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Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, stars in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, is a renaissance man. He’s an actor, singer, writer, rapper, comedian, dancer, and director. Some know him from his song “Sober.” Others know him as Lando Calrissian from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Recently, Disney fans know him as the voice of adult Simba in the company’s adaptation of The Lion King. There, Donald Glover stars alongside actors like Seth Rogen, Eric Andre, James Earl Jones, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

But The Lion King isn’t the only movie Donald Glover worked on recently. The actor had roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and The Martian. Before that, Donald Glover was a cast member on the comedy series, Community, and the comedy-drama series, Atlanta.

In addition to voice acting as Simba, Disney features Donald Glover on The Lion King’s 2019 soundtrack, performing songs “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” In terms of his solo music, created under the stage name “Childish Gambino,” the artist might be throwing in the towel.

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Donald Glover sings ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ on ‘The Lion King’s’ soundtrack

Aside from his work on The Lion King’s soundtrack, Childish Gambino’s most recent song was the 2018 hit, “This Is America.” The song won the Grammy Award for “Song of the Year” and the Grammy Award for “Best Music Video.” In a previous statement, Donald Glover said he would take a step back from music to focus on other projects.

“I stand by that,” Donald said, after accepting his Grammy Award. “I’m really appreciative of this. I’m making another project right now, but I like endings, I think they’re important to progress.”

Donald Glover is currently touring in Australia as Childish Gambino because the tour was postponed due to an injury. The artist also has a few shows lined up in the United States in the fall. Although Donald Glover previously stated this would be the end of Childish Gambino, in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the artist stated he still loves music and creating music.

“I think I’m going to still do shows, I’m not quite sure,” Glover said. “I mean, I broke my foot, I had to make up these shows… but I love music, I really love making music.”

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Travis Scott released his version of Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer”

Even though Childish Gambino might not be releasing music, his music still lives on through artists like Travis Scott. The rapper recently released his re-imagined version of Childish Gambino’s song, “Feels Like Summer.” Kylie Jenner shared a clip along with a promotion for her line of beauty products, Kylie Skin.

Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King premieres in the United States on July 19, 2019.