Sign of a Victory

Album: Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This collaboration with the Soweto Spiritual Singers choir was declared the official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem. Should you be thinking Shakira's "Waka Waka" ditty held that honor, "the Colombian singer's tune" is the official 2010 FIFA World Cup song.
  • Kelly told The Associated Press he hopes the anthem can inspire people in much the same way as his signature tune "I Believe I Can Fly." "It's definitely no doubt a humanity song, and I'm hoping that everybody feels the same way when they hear it," he said. "(I'm) hoping they can be as touched by it as I was when I heard it in my head."
  • The song is included on the album Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album, whose profits were donated to the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup "20 Centres for 2010." The charity's aim is to build twenty Football for Hope centres for public health, education and football across Africa, and other African charities.

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