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Carrie Underwood, Ludacris write song for Super Bowl

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song "The Champion," which will be the opening video for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 airing on NBC. The song, which was also written by country songwriters Brett James and Chris DeStefano, was released Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

Carrie Underwood, Ludacris write song for Super Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song, "The Champion," which will open the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 airing on NBC.

The song and the accompanying video was released Friday. "The Champion," also written by country songwriters Brett James and Chris DeStefano, will be incorporated into NBC Sports coverage of the 2018 Winter Games as well.

Underwood said in a statement that "our main focus was to celebrate athletes at the top of their game, but we also wanted the song to resonate with people in their everyday lives."

Basquiat painting sold for $110.5M

NEW YORK -- An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat that previously sold for a record $110.5 million at auction will return to New York City in a new exhibition.

The painting, "Untitled," will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum starting Jan. 26 through March 11. The New York Times reports the exhibition is part of the touring show "One Basquiat," supported by the painting's owner, Japanese art collector Yusaku Maezawa.

The 1982 painting depicts a face in the shape of a skull.

The artwork was purchased by Maezawa in May 2017 for the record sum after a 10-minute bidding war at Sotheby's. After a world tour, "Untitled" will reside in a museum that Maezawa is building in Chiba, Japan.

Basquiat died of a drug overdose in 1988 at age 27.

Entertainment on 01/13/2018

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