Grammy-winning R&B superstar Kelly Rowland has signed up to sing on a single that marks a celebration of the beautiful game with top South African and African music acts.
Her participation in the single, titled Everywhere You Go, was confirmed yesterday by AS Entertainment's Antos Stella.
The former Destiny's Child singer, known for chart-topping hits such as 'When Loves Takes Over' and 'Daylight', will record the track with South African artists Jozi, Slikour, Kwesta and Zuluboy.
Also performing on the recording are Cameroon's Crotale, Senegal's Awadi, Ghana's Samini, Nigeria's 2Face, Rola from Lebanon and Uganda's Chameleon.
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"Kelly Rowland is a hot international artist with crossover appeal spanning all communities, and we were ecstatic when she jumped at the opportunity to be part of this powerful anthem," Stella said.
"With the arrival of Africa's first FIFA World Cup, it was important that we attracted the cream of the continent's musical talent to collaborate on this song, as well as a world-famous headline act."
With a new record label, a hit single and various TV and movie roles, Rowland is on a path to rival her success as part of the former all-girls group with whom she rose to fame in the late 1990s. Destiny's Child sold more than 50 million albums with their hits such as Independent Women and Say My Name before disbanding in 2006.
Rowland, now 29, has collaborated with rapper Nelly on the worldwide number one hit single 'Dilemma', and released two solo albums namely 'Simply Deep' and 'Ms. Kelly' prior to her no.1 hit with David Guetta last year, which won a 2010 Grammy Award.
Stella would not be drawn on the finer details of Everywhere You Go, saying only that "It is definitely going to hit the back of the net with the listening public". The track will be released in April to coincide with the 2010 football tournament.
Kelly is also known for her philanthropic work, raising awareness of causes such as the 1 Goal (www.join1goal.org) and United Against Malaria (www.unitedagainstmalaria.org) initiatives ? both a major focus for her and part inspiration for her collaboration with African artists.