Ryan Gosling & Mark Ronson Tease ‘I’m Just Ken’ Holiday Version

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“I’m Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie)” is set to arrive on Wednesday (Dec. 20)

Ryan Gosling, “I’m Just Ken”

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This Barbie is in the holiday spirit!

The official Barbie Instagram page shared a teaser video on Monday (Dec. 18), in which Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson are seen in the studio with a Christmas tree in the background. The duo play around with the soundboard, working on what seems to be a festive version of Gosling’s power ballad from the Barbie movie, “I’m Just Ken.”

“I’m Just Ken (Merry Kristmas Barbie)” is set to arrive on Wednesday (Dec. 20). See the teaser post here.

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Gosling, who played Ken in the popular film, notched his first Billboard Hot 100 hit with the original version of “I’m Just Ken,” which entered the tally at No. 87 upon its release. While “I’m Just Ken” was Gosling’s first entry on the Hot 100, it was not his first overall chart appearance. He’s charted once before, with “City of Stars” from his 2016 film La La Land. His solo version spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Jazz Digital Song Sales chart, while a version with co-star Emma Stone reached No. 8 on the Hot 100’s Bubbling Under ranking and No. 45 on Digital Song Sales.

“I’m Just Ken” was produced by Ronson alongside co-writer/co-producer Andrew Wyatt and features guitar from Guns N’ Roses star Slash.

Barbie, which grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide, is nominated for several Golden Globe awards at the upcoming 2024 ceremony in January. The film leads the pack with nine nods, including three of the six nods for best original song, motion picture.

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