Once again, Yuna has made us proud.

Our homegrown darling is officially adding yet another feather to her cap with her involvement in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Yuna Rio Olympics 2016

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The Malaysian singer-songwriter is part the global promotional campaign, which was launched last week to coincide with the Olympic Flame lighting ceremony. The lighting marks the symbolic start of the Olympic Torch Relay, which will see the flame travel for 6 days and 2,235km around Greece before being officially presented to the organisers of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on 27th April at the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games Athens 1896.

Yuna also took to her Facebook page a couple of days ago to share the good news with her fans. In her announcement, she said:

“They are lighting The Olympic Games Flame today. I’m so honored to be a part of their campaign. The track “The Fire” was produced by Questlove and was re-recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Diogo Nogueira, Nneka, Corrine Bailey Rae and yours truly!! It was so much fun working with everyone on this song.”

Olympic mascot, Vinicius, rides from the top of the Sugarloaf cable on 23rd March 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Source: Alex Ferro/Rio 2016 via Getty Images)
Olympic mascot, Vinicius, rides from the top of the Sugarloaf cable on 23rd March 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Source: Alex Ferro/Rio 2016 via Getty Images)

“The Fire” will be featured in several films that tell stories of the core values of the Olympics and will be part of the Rio 2016 Olympics worldwide campaign.

“Every moment you have ever lived is taking you where you are meant to be. It’s just the beginning. And together we can change the world.”

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will be held from 5th to 21st August 2016. Approximately 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries will compete in 28 sports, comprising 98 medal events. Watch the campaign video below:

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Meanwhile, Yuna has also released a new single titled, “Crush“, a sultry duet that features the smooth vocals of American R&B artiste, Usher. “Crush” is a single off her upcoming album, “Chapters“, which drops on 20th May 2016.

For more information, visit the Rio 2016 website.

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