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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 anthem "Champion" official music video released
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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 anthem ''Champion'' official music video released

MIES (Switzerland) - The official music video for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 anthem "Champion" was released today. Jason Derulo, global multi-platinum recording artist, along with China’s soul queen Tia Ray joined forces to create "Champion" as the official song for the upcoming  FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, that will commence in China at the end of this month.

The official song is a celebration of champions across the world, representing unity amongst basketball players and fans alike across cultures and continents and is a true convergence of East meets West. 


The 18th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will showcase the world's top players from the 32 best national teams. These teams will battle it out to become champions across eight different cities in China from August 31 to September 15.

To celebrate this unique occasion, FIBA brought together two world-class artists, Jason Derulo and Tia Ray, to create the first official World Cup anthem, which was released last month. The newly released music video provides basketball fans and music fans with a taste of what is to come in China.

Listen to the song here or view on YouTube. 


About FIBA

FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The 18th FIBA Basketball World Cup will be held in Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Foshan and Dongguan from August  31, 2019, to  September 15, 2019, which will have 32 teams participating for the first time.


About Jason Derulo:
With 130 million records sold worldwide, Jason Derulo is a multi-platinum powerhouse singer, songwriter, and entertainer whose most recent hit “Goodbye" with David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj and Willy William has over 173 million streams on Spotify alone. His breakout single "Whatcha Say" has now earned 5x platinum status while "Talk Dirty," "Want To Want Me" and "Ridin' Solo" [feat. 2 Chainz] have reached quadruple-platinum status. "Wiggle" [feat. Snoop Dogg] went triple-platinum, and "Trumpets" and "In My Head" earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include "Marry Me," "The Other Side," "It Girl," "Get Ugly," and "Don't Wanna Go Home." 

Cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 15 billion overall and more than 5.7 billion YouTube views. At radio, his music has impacted a total audience of 22 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 4.4 billion spins. Jason was a featured performer for the Monday Night Football theme, is an investor in many enterprises, including Catch L.A. and Rumble Boxing with Sylvester Stallone and Ashton Kutcher, and he has a partnership with Warner Chappell Music with his publishing company, Future History.


About Tia Ray:
Tia Ray’s music has been inspired by the likes of Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, India Arie and Ray Charles(hence her name Tia Ray). Her vocals have touched the hearts of many, particularly “Be Apart”, (theme song for Chinese box office hit “The Ex-file: The Return Of The Exes”) which topped all charts and set a record of 1.8 billion clicks, making her a household name. This song is one of the best-selling digital singles globally of 2018, awarded by IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide. Tia is the only Asian singer on the list. Her songs have been streamed globally over 4 billion times.

She released her second album “TIARA” in April 2018 which re-defined next generation of C-pop and sealed her position as the Queen of Soul-Pop in China.

Her soulful rendition of the classic Chinese favorite tune ”The Curvy Moon” on The Voice Of China brought public attention to this young talent with a big voice from a small town. She then released her debut album <T.I.A.> in November 2014. She represents a new generation of Chinese artists who can crossover from traditional to the contemporary, from Chinese pop to international fusion to soul.