Live It Up (Nicky Jam song)

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"Live It Up"
Live It Up" (2018 FIFA WC - Official Song).jpg
Single by Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi
ReleasedMay 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:28
LabelSony Latin
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Diplo
  • The Picard Brothers
  • Free School
Nicky Jam singles chronology
"Get Lit"
(2018)
"Live It Up"
(2018)
"Icon (Remix)"
(2018)
Will Smith singles chronology
"Party Starter"
(2005)
"Live It Up"
(2018)
"Está Rico"
(2018)
Era Istrefi singles chronology
"Origami"
(2018)
"Live It Up"
(2018)
"Prisoner"
(2018)
Music video
"Live It Up" on YouTube

"Live It Up" is a song by American singer Nicky Jam featuring American rapper Will Smith and Kosovar singer Era Istrefi.[1] It was chosen as the official song for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The track is produced by Diplo, The Picard Brothers, and Free School, and was released on May 25, 2018.[2][3]

Background[edit]

On May 21, 2018, Will Smith posted on social media that he and singer Nicky Jam will collaborate for the official 2018 World Cup theme song. The message is: "One Life to Live. Live it Up".[4] Nicky Jam also stated that: "To record the Official Song for the FIFA World Cup is a lifetime achievement. Not many artists have the privilege of being able to say they've been part of this. I'm so proud and happy, I can say to my grandkids 'I've made it'".[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on June 8, 2018. It features Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi, and Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho, among images from previous tournament. The music video was directed by Yasha Malekzad, produced by Kasra Pezeshki and was filmed mainly in Moscow, Russia and Budapest, Hungary.

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Will Smith – composition, vocals
  • Nicky Jam – composition, vocals
  • Era Istrefi – composition, vocals
  • Diplo – production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Argentina (Monitor Latino)[6] 7
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 17
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 23
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 2
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[10] 52
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 67
France (SNEP)[12] 42
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 21
Hungary (Single Top 40)[14] 2
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[15] 17
Italy (FIMI)[16] 68
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 78
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[19] 6
Poland (Dance Top 50)[20] 1
Slovenia (SloTop50)[21] 35
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[22] 59
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 24
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 32

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[25] Gold 15,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States May 25, 2018 Digital download Sony Latin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live It Up (Official Song 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia) [feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi] – Single by Nicky Jam on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Official World Cup song to feature Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi". May 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Will Smith & Nicky Jam Will Perform Official FIFA World Cup Song With Era Istrefi". May 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "World Cup 2018: Will Smith makes amazing return to music for official tournament song with Diplo, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi". May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Nicky Jam, Will Smith will sing this year's official FIFA 2018 World Cup song". May 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Top 20 Argentina – Del 18 al 24 de Junio, 2018" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ - RADIO - TOP 100 and insert 201826 into search. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ - SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201829 into search. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 27" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 26, 2018" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  20. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  22. ^ "Top 100 Canciones – Semana 25: del 15.06.2018 al 21.06.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  23. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi – Live It Up". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  25. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith & Era Istrefi; 'Live It Up')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 18, 2018.