Producer Jay "J2" Singh, The Man Behind Shakira's Hit New Single "Dare (La La La)"

Shakira to perform "La La La Brazil 2014" at FIFA World Cup™ Closing Ceremony in Brazil, July 13th

Jul 11, 2014, 04:30 ET from J2 Entertainment Inc.

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strengthening his reputation as a global hit maker, producer Jay Singh, professionally known as "J2," has collaborated with Shakira as producer and co-writer of her latest hit single "Dare (La La La)." The track has shot up the European charts, earning Gold certification in Spain and Italy, and is quickly climbing Billboard's Hot 100 in the US. A special Brazil version of "La La La" is also the secondary theme song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which Shakira will perform at the World Cup Closing Ceremony on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

A producer with a unique and worldly sound, J2 drew inspiration for "Dare (La La La)" from his British/Indian heritage, and early days as a DJ, to create a catchy melody that appeals to a global audience. The song is an up-tempo dance track, built over big drums and chants, which contains Brazilian beats and takes influence from electro house.  "Dare (La La La)" is the third released single from Shakira's self-titled 10th studio album, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year.

"I have strived to work with the best in the industry throughout my career, and the opportunity to work on new music for Shakira is one such example. She is a creative inspiration and a true global superstar who brings so much to everything she does," states J2. "'Dare (La La La)' has achieved tremendous success internationally, going number one throughout most of Europe. I'm really looking forward to watching the track tear it up in the US, and many more future projects for Shakira."

J2 has also established himself as a successful composer whose music is widely featured in trailers, films, TV shows and video games. He produced Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" (Black Opium remix) for the Oscar-winning movie "Django Unchained," which became the main title song of the movie's trailer. Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror," which appears on J2's album "J2, The Iconic Series Vol 1.," was also recently featured on the hit TV show "Grey's Anatomy."

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