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Wavin' Flag

Single information
NameWavin' Flag
ReleasedMarch 2009 (download)
August 2009 (single)
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop, pop, world music
SongwriterKeinan Abdi Warsame, Peter Hernandez, Philip Lawrence, Jean Daval
ProducerKerry Brothers, Jr., Bruno Mars
Certification3x Platinum (CRIA)
Previous single"If Rap Gets Jealous"
Next single"Stop for a Minute"

Wavin' Flag

Single information
NameWavin' Flag
(Celebration Mix)
AlbumTroubadour: Champion Edition
B-sideWavin' Flag (featuring David Guetta &
ReleasedApril 30, 2010
FormatDigital download, CD single
GenrePop, hip hop
LabelUniversal Music Group
SongwriterK'naan, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jean Daval
ProducerThe Smeezingtons
Previous single"Stop for a Minute"
Next single"Take a Minute"

Wavin' Flag

Single information
NameWavin' Flag
(Haiti benefit version)
ArtistYoung Artists for Haiti
ReleasedMarch 12, 2010
FormatDigital download, CD single
RecordedFebruary 18, 2010
GenrePop, hip hop
LabelUniversal Music Canada
ProducerBob Ezrin
Certification3x Platinum (CRIA)  

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"Wavin' Flag" is a song by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan from his album Troubadour, reaching #2 on the Canadian Hot 100. A remake by an ad hoc supergroup of Canadian artists, credited as Young Artists for Haiti, became a charity single, with this new version going straight to #1 on the Canadian charts. A version of the song featuring and David Guetta is targeted for international release. The song also appears on the soundtrack for the video games NBA 2K10 and 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

The song was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Africa. The English version was released as "Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix)" by K'naan and many other bilingual and country-specific versions have been released. After the release of the Celebration Mix prior to the World Cup, "Wavin' Flag" reached number one in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and number two in Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

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Pop music spotlight: K'Naan - Minneapolis Star Tribune Tweet this news
Minneapolis Star Tribune---...- Coca-Cola's "official" anthem for the games, "-Wavin-' -Flag-," a truly rousing song off his 2009 album "Troubadour" that was remade into 20 languages. ... - Date : Sat, 09 Oct 2010 17:06:58 GMT+00:00
World Cup Gold - SkySports Tweet this news
SkySports--The Somalian rapper's single, '-Wavin-' -Flag-', has proved to be a global success as Coca-Cola's official anthem for this summer's World Cup finals and he is ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:16:53 GMT+00:00
How are KP, Kylie and Enrique getting on? - Digital Spy Tweet this news
Digital Spy---...- Gurls' is on course for a second week at No.1, with Kylie Minogue's 'All The Lovers' right behind and K'naan's '-Wavin-' -Flag-' completing the top three. ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:50:08 GMT+00:00
People flock to Fan Fests - Joburg Tweet this news
Joburg--Somali-Canadian rapper and musician K'naan will perform his -Wavin-' -Flag- song at the stadium. Other entertainment will include a Dutch group of deejays ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:28:20 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
"Don't Believe" by Mehrzad Marashi
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
May 28, 2010 - June 24, 2010
Succeeded by
"Waka Waka" by Shakira feat. Freshlyground
Preceded by
"Don't Believe" by Mehrzad Marashi
"Satellite" by Lena
German Singles Chart number-one single
May 28, 2010 - June 10, 2010 (first run)
June 18, 2010 - June 24, 2010 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Satellite" by Lena
"Waka Waka" by Shakira feat. Freshlyground
Preceded by
"Break Your Heart" by Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris
"Satellite" by Lena
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
May 23, 2010 - June 12, 2010 (first run)
June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Satellite" by Lena
"Waka Waka" by Shakira feat. Freshlyground
Preceded by
"Satellite" by Lena
European Hot 100 number-one single
June 26, 2010 - July 16, 2010
Succeeded by
"California Gurls" by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Preceded by
"Frisky" by Tinie Tempah feat. Labrinth
UK R&B Chart number-one single
June 20, 2010 - July 3, 2010
Succeeded by
"Airplanes" by B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams
Preceded by
"Gettin' Over You" by David Guetta & Chris Willis feat. Fergie & LMFAO
Scottish Singles Chart number-one single
June 19, 2010 - June 25, 2010
Succeeded by
"California Gurls" by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

Preceded by
"I Believe" by Nikki Yanofsky
Canadian Hot 100 number-one single
March 27, 2010 - May 8, 2010
Succeeded by
"Break Your Heart" by Taio Cruz

David Guetta & Will.I.Am remix : Differences from the original
Chart (2009/2010) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 2
European Hot 100 Singles 1
France (SNEP) 2
US Billboard Hot 100 82

Year-end charts :
Chart (2010) Position
European Hot 100 Singles 10

Certifications :
Country Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Canada 3x Platinum
Germany Platinum
Italy Gold
India Gold

Chart performance :
Chart (2010) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 1
UK Singles Chart 104

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