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"La Copa de la Vida" is a song recorded by Ricky Martin. It was released on March 3, 1998, as the second single from Vuelve. "La Copa de la Vida" became the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup and topped the charts in many countries around the world. The English-language version is called "The Cup of Life".

The 41st Grammy Awards are widely remembered for Ricky Martin's performance of "La Copa de la Vida", which was later included on his DVD, The Ricky Martin Video Collection.

The music video, shot by Wayne Isham in 1998 in Puerto Rico, aired in April 1998.

"La Copa de la Vida" became one of Ricky Martin's most successful songs. It topped the charts for six weeks in Australia, France and Sweden, for four weeks in Germany, for two weeks in Spain, and for one week in Switzerland and Belgium Wallonia. "La Copa de la Vida" reached also top ten in Norway, Austria and the Netherlands. In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 1998, peaking at number sixty. However, after the success of "Livin' la Vida Loca", it re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999, and reached number forty-five. In the United Kingdom, "La Copa de la Vida" peaked at number twenty-nine.

The single was certified platinum and gold around the world. It has sold 563,000 copies in France, and although released long before the digital era, it has sold 141,000 digital copies in the US.

(extract from Wikipedia 2011)

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