PITBULL AND J LO DO OFFICIAL TRACK
FIFA has announced that a song by singers Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez will be the official anthem of World Cup 2014. The track titled “We Are One (Ole Ola)” also features Claudia Leitte. This song will be performed in the opening ceremony of the tournament on 12 June. It is expected that the track will be released in the next few months leading up to the competition itself. The 2014 FIFA World Cup album, which is set to be released in the near future, will also feature this song. Pitbull has been one of the most popular singers in recent times.
He has been able to get 11 of his songs into the top 10 tracks. His song is currently top of the 2014 charts. Pitbull said that he was extremely delighted to have been offered the opportunity by FIFA, while Jennifer Lopez says that she cannot wait to perform along with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte at São Paulo in the opening ceremony. The 2010 edition of the tournament featured the song from Shakira, which was titled as Waka Waka. It went on to become one of the most popular on video sharing site YouTube by getting more than 600 million viewers.
FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke says that music plays a major role in Brazil’s tradition and he hopes this song manages to reach expectations. “I truly believe that this great game and the power of music will help unify us, because we are best when we are one,” said Pitbull. “I grew up in a house that loved football, so I am thrilled to be performing at the World Cup Opening Ceremonies with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte. This is an amazing celebration of global unity, competition and the sport,” said Jennifer Lopez.
The first match of the tournament will see Brazil taking on Croatia.