Pitbull and JLo team up for World Cup song ‘We Are One’

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment International Stars Music Online Sports & Recreation
Pitbull performs on stage at the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards, November 21, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. ©AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Pitbull performs on stage at the 14th annual Latin Grammy Awards, November 21, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
©AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

(Relaxnews) – The 2014 FIFA World Cup song has been revealed: “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is a collaboration between rapper Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.

FIFA announced the news on Thursday, while Pitbull hinted at the collaboration via Twitter a day earlier, tweeting, “One song brings the world together #WeAreOne @JLo @ClaudiaLeitte @FIFAcom #WorldCup Obrigado.”

Written and produced by Pitbull, the track will debut ahead of the World Cup and will be featured on the “Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album.” A video is also in the works.

Pibull and Jennifer Lopez have collaborated on three previous tracks: “On the Floor,” “Dance Again,” and most recently “Live It Up” from JLo’s next album. Claudia Leitte is a popular singer in Brazil and a coach for TV singing competition “The Voice Brasil.”

The song follows Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” recorded with Freshlyground, which provided the soundtrack for the 2010 event hosted by South Africa.

Also recording a song for the 2014 World Cup is Ricky Martin, whose “The Cup of Life” (La Copa de la Vida) for the 1998 World Cup catapulted him to global stardom. Martin’s 2014 song, which will also be included on the official album, is being chosen via a songwriting contest that accepted submissions from around the world.

World Cup sponsor Coca-Cola, meanwhile, has revealed its choice of World Cup anthem: “The World is Ours,” recorded in English by David Correy and since out in Spanish and Portuguese versions. That track follows up Coca-Cola’s 2010 anthem choice, the global hit “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan.

The World Cup begins June 12 in Sao Paulo.


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