In celebration of the release of "Trolls World Tour" — the sequel to 2016's "Trolls" — on April 10, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at the additions to the star-studded cast of the DreamWorks Animation movie franchise. Keep reading to learn more about the six new types of musical Trolls who will be joining Queen Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake)…
Kelly Clarkson voices the half-troll, half-sheep leader of the Country Trolls, Delta Dawn.
Since winning the first season of "American Idol" in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has continued to top the charts. Her second album, "Breakaway," which debuted in 2004, sold more than 12 million copies around the world and won two Grammy Awards for best pop vocal album and best pop vocal performance for "Since U Been Gone." The "Miss Independent" singer won big once again at the 2013 Grammy Awards when she took home the prize for best pop vocal album for "Stronger." In 2019, she launched her own eponymous daytime talk show which, according to Nielsen Media Research, had the best premiere ratings for a first-time syndicated program since 2012. In addition to voicing Delta Dawn in "Trolls World Tour" in 2020, Kelly returned to "The Voice" as a coach for her fifth season.
Rachel Bloom voices Barb, the Queen of the Hard Rock Trolls and daughter of King Thrash.
Actress-singer-writer Rachel Bloom rose to fame after co-creating and starring on the CW musical series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," for which she earned a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV musical or comedy series. She also won a Critics' Choice Television Award for best actress in a comedy series for her performance as Rebecca Bunch on the show, which ran for four seasons from 2015 to 2019. On April 1, 2020, Rachel welcomed her first child, a daughter, with husband Dan Gregor.
Sam Rockwell voices Hickory, a Yodel Troll who disguises himself as a Country Troll.
Sam Rockwell has delivered exceptional performances in many films throughout his career including "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," "Green Mile," "Iron Man 2" and "The Way, Way Back." For his performance as a distressed police officer in the 2017 film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," he earned a best supporting actor Oscar. The following year, he was nominated in the same category for his depiction of George W. Bush in the political comedy-drama "Vice." In 2019, he co-starred on the FX limited miniseries "Fosse/Verdon" alongside Michelle Williams. His portrayal of Bob Fosse earned him a nomination for outstanding lead actor in a limited series at the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Ozzy Osbourne voices former Hard Rock Trolls King — and father of Barb — King Thrash.
After hitting the scene in the late 1960s as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne went on to launch a successful solo career. As a solo artist, he's released 12 studio albums, the first seven of which went multiplatinum. Along with his fellow Black Sabbath bandmates, the British rocker was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2002, Ozzy, along with wife Sharon Osbourne and children Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne, starred on the MTV reality TV series "The Osbournes," which ran for four seasons until 2005. The series, which focused on the rocker's eclectic home life, is credited with paving the way for many of the family reality TV series that followed ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians," anyone?). In 2020, Ozzy revealed that he'd been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease the previous year.
Mary J. Blige voices the Queen of the Funk Trolls, Queen Essence.
Since hitting the scene in 1991, Mary J. Blige has released 13 studio albums including "What's the 411?," "My Life," "Share My World" and "No More Drama." She's won 12 Billboard Music Awards, nine Grammys and four American Music Awards and has earned three Golden Globe Award nominations. The acclaimed singer-actress also earned a nomination for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Florence Jackson in "Mudbound" at the 90th Annual Academy Awards in 2018.
Anthony Ramos voices the King of the Techno Trolls, King Trollex.
Anthony Ramos rose to fame when he originated the dual roles of Jonathan Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical "Hamilton" in 2015. He's also landed roles in films including "Monsters and Men," "A Star Is Born" and "Godzilla: King of the Monsters." From 2017 to 2019, he starred as Mars Blackmon on Spike Lee's Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It," which is based on the 1986 film of the same name. In 2019, Anthony released his debut studio album, "The Good & the Bad." In 2020, he'll star as Usnavi de la Vega in the feature-film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical "In the Heights."
Jamie Dornan voices the Smooth Jazz Troll, Chaz.
Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan delighted fans when he played Sheriff Graham Humbert/The Huntsman on the ABC series "Once Upon a Time" and serial killer Paul Spector on the crime-drama series "The Fall" — a performance that earned him a best actor nomination at the British Academy Television Awards. He's also appeared in films like "Marie Antoinette," "Anthropoid" and, perhaps most notably, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise in which he starred as Christian Grey. Before breaking into acting, the father of three — he's been married to singer-songwriter Amelia Warner since 2013 — modeled for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Dior and Calvin Klein.
Anderson .Paak voices Prince D, a Funk Troll who's the son of Essence and Quincy.
Anderson .Paak is a singer, rapper, songwriter and instrumentalist. In 2016, he released his second studio album, "Malibu," which was nominated for best urban contemporary album at the Grammy Awards. In 2019, he took home his first-ever Grammy (for best rap performance) for his track "Bubblin." His good fortune continued the following year at the 2020 Grammys where he won the awards for best R&B album for "Ventura" and best R&B performance for "Come Home" featuring André 3000. In addition to his solo career, Anderson is also one-half of the musical duo NxWorries.
J Balvin voices the leader of the Reggaeton Trolls, Tresillo.
Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin is no stranger to critical acclaim — to date, he's won five Billboard Latin Music Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards, four Latin American Music Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. He rose to fame in 2014 after releasing the single "6 AM" with Puerto Rican singer Farruko, which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. In 2018, he collaborated with Cardi B and Bad Bunny on Cardi's hit track "I Like It," which went on to earn a nomination for record of the year at the 2019 Grammy Awards.