Carrie Underwood and Ludacris team up for new Super Bowl song

Carrie Underwood Joins With Ludacris for 'The Champion' [Listen]

Carrie Underwood spikes the ball with "The Champion" for Super Bowl LII open

The singer released an upbeat and anthemic new single, "The Champion", on Thursday, and it features an unexpected guest-Ludacris.

Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to record "The Champion", which will open NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl LII - and also be incorporated into the network's coverage of the Winter Olympics. "I was made for this / I was born to win / I am the champion".

There are also references to sporting legends like Muhammad Ali and fictional boxing champion Rocky Balboa.

The Super Bowl, which airs on NBC on February 4 starting at 6:30, are fielding an all-star team of musical talent. Now, it will be "The Champion" that ultimately becomes an earworm for sports fans across America.

She's a little bit country and he's a little bit rap.

"It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song", the rapper says.

Following a brief teaser during an National Football League playoffs commercial last weekend, Carrie Underwood has debuted a new anthemic jam, "The Champion", featuring rap veteran Ludacris. Ludacris' contribution to the track starts after the second chorus.

But there were still some folks who were able to find empowerment in the track.

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