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Jason Derulo just dropped the official anthem for this year's FIFA World Cup. Coca-Cola selected the song "Colors" which Derulo wrote himself.

Following the announcement, Derulo explained what "Colors" is about. He said that the song was inspired by his previous travels across the world.

"Through my years of travel, I've been able to see the beauty in our cultural differences and I wrote 'Colors' to celebrate that diversity and be a part of the amazing energy that sports fans around the world give to their teams. It's a tournament that celebrates athletic excellence and I'm honored to provide the soundtrack," said Derulo.

Previous FIFA World Cup anthems were Shakira's 2010 song "Waka Waka" and Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, and Avicii's 2014 track "Dar um Jeito." This year's FIFA World Cup will kick off on June 14 in Russia.

After releasing "Colors," the 28-year-old singer penned a tweet addressed to President Donald Trump. He also shared a photo of the Haitian flag in his post. Derulo's parents are from Haiti, one of the countries that Trump recently criticized.

Jason Derulo Career

Derulo is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer, whose real name is Jason Joel Desrouleaux. He started his career in the industry in 2009. Since then, he has sold over 30 million singles across the world. After working with other hip-hop artists, Derulo signed with Beluga Heights.

Some of Derulo's albums include Everything Is 4, Tattoos, Future History, Talk Dirty, Reloaded, and Platinum Hits. Derulo's most popular songs include "Swalla," "Tip Toe," "Wiggle," Talk Dirty," "Whatcha Say," "Get Ugly," "Trumpets," "Want to Want Me," "Marry Me," "In My Head," "It Girl," "Stupid Love," "Ridin' Solo," "If I'm Lucky," "Don't Wanna Go Home," and "Kiss the Sky."

Jason Derulo Opens Up About 'Everything Is 4'

In 2015, Derulo talked about his Everything Is 4 album and said that the title refers to everything in his life.

"Pretty much everything is for a reason. Also, the number four is a number that follows us around. A few of those things kind of inspired me, like, four legs on a chair, four legs on a table. It represents a strong foundation. Four seasons represents change and being able to accept change, which is very relevant in my life right now," said Derulo.

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