Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Shakira, & John Legend Kick Off 2010 FIFA World Cup

Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas helped get the global party started at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, on Thursday (June 10). Dressed in glitzy, futuristic costumes, Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo ran through an energetic set that included “Where Is the Love,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “I Gotta Feeling.”

“Tonight we can all be in an ‘Empire State of Mind,’” said Alicia Keys before performing her New York anthem in front of 30,000 concertgoers. The pregnant singer also sang “No One,” “You Don’t Know My Name,” and “Fallin’.”

John Legend treated the crowd to his new single “Wake Up Everybody” from his forthcoming ’60s and ’70s covers album, while Shakira launched into “Hips Don’t Lie” with South African hip-hop artist Tumi Molekane and then delivered the official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”

Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”

Black Eyed Peas – “Boom Boom Pow”

Alicia Keys – “You Don’t Know My Name,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” and “Fallin’”

Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down”

John Legend – “Green Light”

John Legend – “Wake Up Everybody”

Shakira – “She Wolf”

Shakira – “Hips Don’t Lie”

Shakira – “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”

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8 Comments

  1. KING_GORGEOUS

    OMG IM FIRST BITCHES BUT ALO I MISSED THIS SHIT

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  2. KING_GORGEOUS

    I WANTA B 2ND 2 BUT DIS SHIT WAS WACK

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  3. BedRock

    It was a great show, but I wish Ciara performed Ride. It would be great promo.

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  4. blue

    u people r crazy they killed and my girl lira had the vocals for the night! shakira shakira

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  5. beatmatic

    sick show in Soweto,..sadly after d show Mandelas’s granddaughter was killed in a car crash, Mandela’s ex-wife is hospitalised and driver arrested for capable homocide

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  6. Rhino

    Man, that baby is gonna have MAJOR bragging rights for his whole life!

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  7. ULISES

    Thanks for posting these! I had been wanting to watch them. =D

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  8. GangsterA

    Dam shakira killed it loved all the peformances

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