Shakira to perform at FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Shakira will perform her newest single, “La La La (Brazil 2014)” featuring Carlinhos Brown, at the Closing Ceremony of the FIFA World Cup on July 13th. The single “La La La (Brazil 2014)” featuring Carlinhos Brown is available on One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album.

This marks the third time Shakira will perform at the FIFA World Cup, making her the first artist to have three consecutive performances at the global event. Her hit song “Waka Waka” was the last official song of the FIFA World Cup in 2010, and she performed her smash “Hips Don’t Lie” at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin.

“I’m thrilled to be performing my song ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony,” said Shakira. “I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the FIFA World Cup means to so many people, myself included – it has this innate ability to awaken a passion in us and bring together people of all races, ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. For me the World Cup carries such a tremendous personal connection as well.

“I’m thrilled to be performing my song ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony.”

“This will be my third consecutive FIFA World Cup performance, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup changed my life forever — it’s where I began the love story of my life, and now have my son Milan as a result. For all of those reasons I just feel so grateful for the opportunity to come back to perform at the Closing Ceremony of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it feels right. The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can’t wait to perform it for them.”

“The FIFA World Cup has touched all of us, and there will be a moment we will miss this all,” adds Carlinhos Brown. “When the final match finishes, we again will thank everyone, since we still have many things to celebrate. The FIFA World Cup in Brazil was a success.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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