NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 -- FIFA and Sony Music Entertainment today announced that "Happiness" (Dave Aude Remix) by 19-year-old singing sensation Alexis Jordan (Star Roc/Roc Nation/Columbia), has been chosen as the Official Song of the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany 2011™. Alexis Jordan will perform the song on July 17 at the closing ceremony of the event in Frankfurt.
Produced by the multi-platinum, award-winning production and writing team, Stargate – whose other credits include recent No. 1 hits such as Rihanna's "Only Girl In The World" and "What's My Name" and Katy Perry's "Firework" – "Happiness" is a heartfelt and universally acclaimed song that will make the emotional connection between music, the global sport of football and the FIFA Women's World Cup™. Alexis sings the song straight from the heart to the top of the charts. Already a proven hit in Europe, Australia and US clubs, the positive message of the official song of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011™ is sure to reach a wider audience.
"The Official Song plays an important role in establishing the identity of our events with football fans all over the world. 'Happiness' by Alexis Jordan is a great song which captures the joyous nature of women's football and the FIFA Women's World Cup. I'm looking forward to hearing the song played during the event this summer" said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director.
"I am honored that 'Happiness' has been chosen to be used as the official song of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup," said Alexis Jordan. "The FIFA Women's World Cup is a special event that unites and inspires people and cultures all around the world. 'Happiness' is a song that touches everyone universally and celebrates one of our greatest emotions."
"Soccer brings people from the whole world together, just like music," said Stargate. "We're proud to be a small part of such a big event and hope to bring a little 'Happiness' to contestants and fans alike."
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The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), based in Zurich, Switzerland, is world football's governing body, comprising 208 football associations grouped into six confederations. As its claim "For the Game. For the World." indicates, FIFA's activities extend far beyond its broad spectrum of international competitions, headed by the FIFA World Cup™. FIFA also provides material, financial and promotional resources for developing the game around the world, and offers underprivileged communities support through the Football for Hope movement. For more information on FIFA and its competitions, please visit the official website at http://www.FIFA.com.