Shakira seems to be the reigning champion of the FIFA World Cup musical scene. She will be performing during the start of the tournament’s final game at Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
This will be her third time in a row to perform in a World Cup. The Colombian pop superstar truly is undisputed in the World Cup music scene.
She will perform her La La La (Brazil 2014) during the pre-match closing ceremony. She said she knows how important the World Cup is to people, herself included, which is why she has an intricate relationship not only with her football star baby daddy Gerard Pique, but also with the game of football. Shakira said she is very thrilled to perform in the tournament.
Shakira performed Hits Don’t Lie in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin, and then she followed it with Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2010 World Cup.
Besides Shakira, there are other music artists who will be performing during the closing ceremony. Carlos Santa, Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires, along with Wyclef Jean and Avicii will perform Dar Um Jeito, which is part of the 2014 World Cup album.
Just like what Germany did to Brazil, Shakira outshines Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull’s We Are One (Ole Ola) on the Billboard Charts and her “La La La (Brazil 2014)” has garnered 200 million hits after being released on YouTube in May 22.
Music is a very important factor in the FIFA World Cup as it provides the anthem that accompanies the games, especially in the championship. One notable spin off that is gaining popularity among fans is the hit Zinadine Zidane by Melbourne band Vaudeville with Les Murray’s voice. The song has gained a million hits on YouTube after being released last Friday.