FIFA World Cup

  1. Shakira Delivers Winning Performance at World Cup Closing Ceremony

    July 13, 2014 2:45 PM EDT In a winning World Cup closing show joyful enough to cheer up Brazilian fans mourning the performance of their national team, Shakira came onto the stadium field in Rio singing “Dare (La,La,La).” Video for World Cup Anthem 'Dar um Jeito (We W ...

  2. Ricky Martin Invites Fans to Create a 2014 World Cup Song

    September 13, 2013 3:41 PM EDT Ricky Martin is inviting fans to enter an international contest created by Sony to write a 2014 FIFA World Cup song and, which he will record. The song will not be the official 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem (as was erroneously reported elsewhere), ...

  3. David Correy's 'The World Is Ours' Is Coca-Cola's 2014 World Cup Anthem (Exclusive)

    September 11, 2013 5:35 PM EDT "The World is Ours," performed by singer David Correy and Brazilian percussion troupe Monobloco, is Coca-Cola's global 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem, Coca-Cola sources have revealed exclusively to Billboard. Listen to "The World ...

  4. First Official 2014 World Cup Song Released by Coca-Cola in Brazil

    June 25, 2013 7:44 PM EDT Less than a week before demonstrators in the streets of Brazil began protesting the high costs of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, among other grievances, Coca-Cola sent a more positive message about the international event out to Brazilian socc ...

  5. Lady Gaga, Bieber Lead List of German Bambi Award Winners

    November 11, 2011 5:00 PM EST Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (right) presented the International Pop Bambi Award to Lady Gaga (Photo: Hubert Burda Media, HBM) WIESBADEN - Germany's most prestigious media awards, the Bambi, were presented Thursday night, in a three-hour c ...

  6. South Africa's Freshlyground Tries to Repeat World Cup Anthem Success With Rugby

    July 22, 2011 9:30 AM EDT South African Afro-pop outfit, Freshlyground, expanded its domestic and international fanbase following its 2010 FIFA World Cup Official Song collaboration with Shakira, "Waka Waka (It's Time For Africa) (Sony). Now the Cape Town-based s ...

  7. U2 To Play South African Soccer Stadiums

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will become the first international act to make use of two stadiums built especially for the 2010 FIFA World Cup when its 360 Tour lands in South Africa next year. An announcement made today by Live Nation Global Touring and Big Concerts confir ...

  8. Shakira, Spain Triumph At World Cup

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Punctuated by shouts of "Africa," Shakira 's second consecutive performance at the closing ceremony of a FIFA World Cup sparked an ecstatic response from the vuvuzela-blowing crowd crammed into Soweto's Soccer City. The Colombi ...

  9. World Cup Boots Up Ratings

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even the B-flat drone of the vuvuzelas hasn’t tempered America’s enthusiasm for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and as the tournament heads into the third round of the group stage, ratings are at a 16-year high. Through the first 14 matches of the World ...

  10. Shakira's World Cup Anthem Makes Global Impact

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following an explosive performance at the inaugural FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 10, Shakira 's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" is making an impact on international charts. The official ...

  11. R. Kelly Kicks Off World Cup In South Africa

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd of 84,490 at Soweto's Soccer City celebrated the launch of the World Cup in South Africa today (June 11) at the opening ceremony - a music and dance spectacular that confirmed Africa's status as a global cultural hotbed. ...

  12. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT “South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?” Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast – and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never l ...

  13. Black Eyed Peas, Juanes Set For World Cup Concert

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Juanes attended a South African media launch today (June 9) for the June 10 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Fergie from B.E.P. even managed to kick one of the official match balls despite wearing heels ...

  14. Shakira's 'Waka Waka' Chosen As Univision World Cup Theme

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish version of Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa/Esto es África)" has been chosen as the theme for the Univision network's World Cup promo campaign and pre-game coverage. The song, a collaboration with South Af ...

  15. K'Naan, Freshlyground Added To World Cup Concert

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South African band Freshlyground , Somali-Canadian rapper K'Naan and the Soweto Gospel Choir have joined the line-up for the World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert on June 10. South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and the Mzansi Youth Choir h ...

  16. Bocelli, Bryan Adams To Headline World Cup 'Grand Finale'

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams will perform at a FIFA-endorsed concert in South Africa to mark the end of the World Cup. Concert organizers said that Bocelli will take center stage at the "Celebrate Africa, ...

  17. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira, Mali's acclaimed ...

  18. Muse Holds Onto European Chart No. 1

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Muse retain top place on European Top 100 Albums with "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's No. 1 for a second week in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Belgian reg Muse retain top place on Eu ...

  19. Making The Brand

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT During the 2006 FIFA World Cup June 9-July 9 in Germany, Jim Noir plans to attend one of the England games. Already, though, his music is associated with the World Cup, thanks to Adidas. Read Michael During the 2006 FIFA World Cup June 9-July 9 in ...

  20. Making The Brand

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT During the 2006 FIFA World Cup June 9-July 9 in Germany, Jim Noir plans to attend one of the England games. Already, though, his music is associated with the World Cup, thanks to Adidas. Read Michael During the 2006 FIFA World Cup June 9-July 9 in ...

  21. Kobalt, FIFA Kick Off World Cup Deal

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has reached an agreement with FIFA, the global governing body of soccer, to be the exclusive licensor and administrator for the official melody of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Kobalt Music Group has reached an agreement with FIFA, t ...

  22. Kobalt, FIFA Kick Off World Cup Deal

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has reached an agreement with FIFA, the global governing body of soccer, to be the exclusive licensor and administrator for the official melody of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Kobalt Music Group has reached an agreement with FIFA, t ...

  23. Embrace To Record England's Soccer Anthem

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Song to be released before World Cup. British guitar-band Embrace has been chosen by soccer's ruling body The FA to record the official England World Cup song. The song, titled "World at Your Feet," will be released prior to the soc ...