Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem, Sung By David Correy

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will kick off very soon. Can you hear the screams and shouts of football fans cheering on their national team? Well, I for you am pretty hyped up over this once-every-four-year football extravaganza. Just the other day, I was on the internet surfing when I caught a glimpse and heard the Coke's 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem, and it's pretty cool. The video will be shared at the end of the post, but today's writeup will be about David Correy, the Brazilian-American Singer Behind Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem.

Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem, Sung By David Correy
Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem, Sung By David Correy



Correy is the voice behind “The World is Ours,” the global anthem for Coca-Cola’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign. He will travel the globe as part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, performing select concerts along the 89-country route leading up to the tournament’s kickoff next June in São Paulo, Brazil. 


Meet David Correy, the Brazilian-American Singer Behind Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem
Meet David Correy, the Brazilian-American Singer Behind Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem

 A brief life history on David Correy is in order, check it out below:

Correy was born into poverty in Recife, Brazil. His mother, who was only 13 when she gave birth, had to put her son up for adoption when he was a year-and-a-half old. American parents adopted Correy and raised him thousands of miles away in Riva, Maryland. They encouraged his interest in singing and theater at an early age. He landed the lead role in several school musicals and earned a full scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

But his road would soon turn rocky. A sudden bout with polyps disease claimed his voice, forcing him to leave Berklee during his sophomore year. He pressed on, however, writing songs and slowly regaining his ability to sing. Then, just as his career was regaining momentum, he faced another setback when a serious car accident left him with a fractured hip and a broken leg. He spent a year in rehab learning to walk again.

Long overdue for a break, Correy finally got one in 2012 when he appeared on The X-Factor reality show, winning the hearts of judges and viewers alike with his vocal chops, inspiring story and relentless optimism.



Interesting life story of David Correy
Interesting life story of David Correy


During his televised audition, he explained that he hoped to reunite with his birth mother through the show. A Brazilian newspaper eventually made the connection happen, and Correy’s final performance on the show was taped in Recife with his birth family and adoptive family watching proudly from the front row.

Though he was eliminated in the finals of The X-Factor, Correy’s good karma continued into 2013. In April, he was on his way to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, when he got an unexpected email from Coca-Cola. A week later, he flew to Rio to meet Joe Belliotti, Coke’s head of global music marketing, and hit the studio.


"The World Is Ours" - Coke's 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem
"The World Is Ours" - Coke's 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem

The World is Ours” – which fuses Correy’s soaring pop vocals with samba, baile funk and technobraga rhythms – will expose football and music fans around the world to the signature sounds of the host nation. For now, do check out the Youtube video of Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem.




2 comments :

  1. this song syiok jugak... nice song, David Correy!!!

    Light up the world, everybody
    Light up the world, todomundo
    Light up the world, everybody

    PraBatuca, PraBatuca

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  2. Nice? Last I heard songs for World Cup football was Ricky Martin's and then Shakira's...

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