Diplo & Will Smith Team Up For Official World Cup 2018 Anthem

Joanna Estrada
May 22, 2018

It is believed that Diplo produced the track, which will hit streaming platforms on May 25.

The song marks a comeback for the American actor Will Smith, who was a popular hip-hop artist as part of a duo with DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince in the 1980s and 1990s, and then later on as a solo artist.

"Nicky Jam and Will Smith are producing the new copa de futbol, they're doing it together". He mostly sings in Spanish.

Harry Kane has been confirmed as England's captain for their upcoming World Cup campaign; the Tottenham striker has already captained the Three Lions on four occasions but has now been appointed as the permanent skipper for this summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

Pop star Era Istrefi, 23, is the least known of the trio, but made a major breakthrough in 2016 with her song 'Bonbon', which has over 500 million YouTube views.

We've seen our fair share of head-turning crossover collaborations over the past year, but you can bet the official FIFA World Cup song was bound to induce a couple of double takes.

There are often multiple musical projects tied to each World Cup.

However Smith and co would be expected to perform their song at the opening ceremony.

Shakira's "Waka Waka" and Ricky Martin's "The Cup of Life" were the two big boy tunes for the last two tournaments, and though Jason Derulo has released "Colors" as one of the anthems, Mr July's upcoming song is the one that has peaked our interest. Twelve stadiums in 11 host cities will hold games, with more than a million fans expected to arrive in Russian Federation to support the 32 participating teams.

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