Guetta seeking one million backing artists for EURO song
"I'm so excited to be working with UEFA on this project in my home country," said Guetta. "UEFA EURO 2016 is all about the fans and I want to put them at the heart of everything, especially the song. So I'm trying something very special and asking fans around the world to unite around the festival of football and help me record this anthem."
The Frenchman, who will write and produce the song, will be the figurehead for UEFA's global music campaign. He will perform live at the Stade de France for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as at a fan concert in central Paris and an interactive experience as part of the UEFA EURO 2016 Trophy Tour.
Fans can get involved by visiting this page and following certain simple steps to record their part. David will take the fans' recordings and mix them into his UEFA EURO 2016 anthem This One's For You, which will be released into the charts in April 2016.
All supporters who record with Guetta will receive a unique piece of personalised artwork and be entered into a draw to win tickets for the opening game and the opportunity to meet Guetta himself. The winner will also be a VIP guest at his free concert on the eve of the tournament at the Champ de Mars, under the Eiffel Tower.
UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein said: "As one of the most followed producers on the planet, we hope that David Guetta can inspire fans all around the world to be part of the official song. Music and football go hand in hand when it comes to celebration and enjoyment and we want the soundtrack to this EURO to be the most memorable yet. We want the fans at the very heart of what will be a song with great energy and a tournament with great spirit and atmosphere."
The official song for UEFA EURO 2016 will be integrated throughout the tournament, including the opening and closing sequences for every television match broadcast, and will also be performed by Guetta at the opening and closing ceremonies.
You can watch the UEFA EURO 2016 sequence featuring the official song by David Guetta exclusively on the official UEFA EURO 2016 Facebook page.
David Guetta is the biggest selling DJ/artist in the world and has worked with a variety of artists throughout his career, including Akon, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Fergie, Kelly Rowland, Madonna & Lil' Wayne, Kelis, Kid Cudi, Estelle, K'Naan, LMFAO, Flo Rida, Rihanna, Sia, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Usher, Emeli Sande, and more.
He has career sales of 9 million albums, 40 million singles, 2 billion streams on Spotify and 4.3 billion official views on YouTube. He boasts 55 million fans on Facebook and 4 million followers on Twitter.