Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Alicia Keys brought down the house at the kick-off concert for the month-long World Cup tournament in Soweto. The first ever World Cup concert brought in about 8.5 million television viewers in South Africa, the highest
for an entertainment event in recent history. The concert was broadcast live around the world.
Shakira performed the official World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This time for Africa)” with South African group Freshly Ground.
South African President Jacob Zuma also took the stage to thank
South Africans for welcoming World Cup fans and asked them to continue “to show the warmness for the whole duration of the tournament.”
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