Pitbull & J-Lo Team for World Cup Anthem
Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez teamed up a few years ago for the hit song "On the Floor," and now they're getting together again for this year's World Cup anthem.
"We Are One (Ole Ola)," by Pitbull featuring J-Lo and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, has been chosen as the official song of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer championship, which will take place in Brazil. The song will be performed by all three artists at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony on June 12 at the Arena de Sao Paulo.
In a statement, Mr. Worldwide says, "I'm honored to join Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the FIFA World Cup to bring the world together. I truly believe that this great game and the power of music will help unify us, because we are best when we are one."
Adds Jennifer, "I grew up in a house that loved 'futbol,' so I am thrilled to be performing at the World Cup Opening Ceremonies...This is an amazing celebration of global unity, competition and the sport."
The song itself will premiere later this year, and will be included on an accompanying official World Cup album. A video is also in the works.
It remains to be seen whether "We Are One" will be more popular than "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)," Shakira's World Cup Anthem from 2010. It's currently the best-selling World Cup anthem in the digital age, moving more than four million copies worldwide.