"Thanks a million to everyone who recorded with me," said David Guetta, confirming that one million fans will feature on his official UEFA EURO 2016 song.
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UEFA and David Guetta have confirmed that over a million fans have recorded with him as part of his official song of UEFA EURO 2016.
In December 2015, UEFA's EURO 2016 music ambassador called on fans of music and football to unite and record a chant via a special online application created by UEFA. Those recordings will feature in his official UEFA EURO 2016 anthem, This One's For You!
"Thanks a million to everyone who recorded with me," said Guetta. "It really is a collaboration like no other. I wanted to try something very special and put the fans at the heart of the UEFA EURO 2016 song. When I asked one million fans of music and football to record with me I didn't know how they would respond but the support from all over the world has been amazing. Now I just have to finish the record."
This One's For You! will be released this spring and will be performed by Guetta at the UEFA EURO 2016 opening and closing ceremonies, as well as at a free concert in central Paris on the Champ de Mars underneath the Eiffel Tower on 9 June. The song will also be integrated throughout the tournament, including the opening and closing sequences for every TV match broadcast. The fan recordings will also feature as part of a special edit that will be played in stadiums every time a goal is scored.
UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein added: "We knew there was a major connection between music and football because of their common DNA, which is to trigger strong emotions in people, but what this really shows is just how powerful that connection is. David Guetta is one of the most followed music producers on the planet and this collaboration has given fans from all over the world the opportunity to play their part in creating what will be a very unique atmosphere at this year's tournament."
UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on Friday 10 June at 21.00CET when France play Romania at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The official song, produced by Guetta, will be released in May and is available for pre-order now.