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FIFA picks Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazil's Claudia Leitte

  • FIFA.com, Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:11 PM

Brazilian Claudia Leitte will team up with Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez on the official World Cup 2014 song, "We Are One (Ole Ola)."

“I am very happy and thrilled to represent my country at the FIFA World Cup alongside these two amazing artists who I admire and respect. I love sharing my culture and country to people through music!” said Leitte. Pitbull said, “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.”

“We Are One (Ole Ola)” will debut later this year and will be included on the upcoming “Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album” to be released by Sony Music Entertainment. A video for “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is also in development.

Official songs at recent FIFA World Cup competitions have included “Un’estate italiana” by Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini in 1990, “Gloryland” by Daryl Hall with Sounds of Blackness in 1994, and “La Copa de la Vida” by Ricky Martin in 1998. In 2002, the official song was “Boom” by Anastacia, and there was also an official anthem by Vangelis featuring typical Korean and Japanese sounds. In 2006, “The Time of Our Lives” by the Il Divo quartet was a resounding success, followed in 2010 by “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” written by Shakira who performed alongside South African band

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