Argentina Vs Chile: Becky G To Perform Before Final Copa América 2016 Match; Calls It 'Special'

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Becky G performs on stage at iHeartRadio LIVE Move with the music powered by Degree with Becky G at iHeartRadio Theater on April 18, 2016 in Burbank, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Becky G is counting down the days for the Copa América final match, where she is confirmed to perform ahead of the highly anticipated game between Argentina and Chile. 

For the Mexican-American songstress, this even hits close to home. "This opportunity is very special for me," said Becky, who is featured on Pitbull's official 2016 Copa América song, "Superstar." "I grew up playing soccer, my grandparents played soccer, my siblings play soccer, and there is never like a carne asada or a family get-together where we're not watching a soccer game. So it's great to be part of this," she told Billboard of her upcoming gig.

If you have been following up on the tournament, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, by now you should know that "Superstar" is the only jam blasting on your small screen when the Copa goes on. Becky knows it.

"It's been surreal to turn on the television and hear our song in the background just as matches are about to begin," she told Billboard. "This is something very personal because soccer has always been a part of mine and my family's life. I can't wait to perform it during the final. It's going to be dope. I'm already feeling the butterflies, because there will be tons of people at the stadium."

The "Showers" singer also recalled how she jumped on board Mr. 305's festive track. "I was in the studio with a producer that works a lot with Pit, and he called him up not even knowing I was in the studio. Then they told him I was there. That's when I heard the song for the first time, and I knew I needed to do this and am very happy that they would take me into consideration to be on the track," she said. 

The Copa América Centenario closing ceremony will air live prior to the final match scheduled at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP