This week's new music rings in triumph, from Sam Smith and Demi Lovato's "I'm Ready" anthem aiming for an Olympic gold medal to Pitbull's "I Believe That We Will Win" rallying cry fit for a sporting event (or worldwide lockdown). Billboard's First Stream Live podcast (listen to the full episode below) discusses those victorious singles and more on Friday (April 17).
When a friend approached Mr. Worldwide with the popular sports victory chant, Pitbull went all in for a remixed edition. "Well it started when somebody that's very close to me, up and coming in the music business, happened to play the chant for me at a basketball game, showed it to me on the internet," he exclusively told Billboard. "And then he said, 'Hey, I made a beat to this. Tell me what you think.' So when he showed me the beat with the chant already is when I said, 'Oh man, I tell you what? It's crazy that you played it for me.' This is literally when they just started the lock things down with the coronavirus."