Karol G Releases New Single “Cairo”

Karol G is ready to rock like an Egyptian

The 31-year-old Colombian superstar has released her new track “Cairo,” an infectious track produced by her go-to producer Ovy On the Drums.

Karol GPenned by the team behind “Provenza” — Karol, Ovy and Keityn — “Cairo” is a head-bobbing earworm that thrives on a fusion of dance beats and Afrobeat. In the song, Karol sings about allowing herself to love again, even after swearing she wouldn’t.

“I’m not in love yet, but soon I will be,” she confesses.

“Cairo” follows Karol G’s “Gatubela,” which dropped in August. With the track, in collaboration with Maldy, the Colombian artist banked her 16th top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs with a No. 4 debut on the September 10-dated ranking.

Billboard recently revealed that Karol G‘s $Trip Love tour had grossed $69.9 million and sold 410,000 tickets across 33 shows in North America (through the end of October), according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. With those figures, she has now earned the highest U.S.-grossing tour by a female Latin act.

With $Trip Love, the “Provenza” singer surpasses Jennifer Lopez‘s $50 million grossing It’s My Party World Tour in 2019. Meanwhile, Shakira grossed $28.2 million in 2018 with her El Dorado World Tour. This year, Rosalía’s Motomami world tour has grossed $28.1 million through the end of October.

Karol G is currently working on her forthcoming album, which will follow her chart-topping, Grammy-nominated 2021 set, KG0516. She’s also slated to headline the 16th annual Calibash, taking place Jan. 21-22 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. She joins a previously billed group of headliners that includes Ozuna, Myke Towers and Farruko.

The song dropped alongside a music video, shot in Cairo, directed by WEOWNTHECITY.

Karol G’s “$Trip Love” Becomes Highest U.S.-Grossing Tour by a Female Latin Act

Karol G is makin’ history… 

The 31-year-old Colombian singer and songwriter’s $Trip Love tour has grossed $69.9 million and sold 410,000 tickets across 32 shows in North America through the end of October, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. With those figures, Karol G has now earned the highest U.S.-grossing tour by a female Latin act.

Karol GWith $Trip Love, the “Provenza” singer surpasses Jennifer Lopez‘s $50 million grossing It’s My Party World Tour in 2019. Meanwhile, Shakira grossed $28.2 million in 2018 with her El Dorado World Tour.

This year, Rosalía’Motomami world tour has grossed $28.1 million through the end of October.

The AEG-produced $Trip Love stint, which kicked off on September 6 at Chicago’s Allstate Arena and wrapped up October 29 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, followed Karol’s Bichota Tour in 2021 — her first-ever headlining trek in the U.S. — which grossed $13.4 million and sold 192,000 tickets across 26 shows in North America.

Compared to her last tour, this one boasted a larger production scale. There was a heart-shaped stage, jumbo screens with a heart border, and a floating turquoise Ferrari that, when she rode it to sing “El Makinon,” brought her closer to her fans. On stage, Karol was joined by eight female dancers, four male dancers, two exotic dancers and, of course, her all-girl band.

After wrapping up the tour in North America, Karol G took to social media to write: “Thank you God for the conviction you have given me. Thank you to all the people that worked with me day and night to make this dream possible and to the artists who shared the stage with me during the tour. You made the show shine even more with your presence. We enjoyed this tour like we were little kids, but worked like machines. This is for my home, Colombia.”

Karol G, who is releasing a new song on Sunday (November 13), is currently working on her forthcoming album, which will follow her chart-topping, Grammy-nominated 2021 set KG0516. The album scored Karol her first-ever No. 1 album on Billboard‘Top Latin Albums chart.

Karol G is also slated to headline the 16th annual Calibash, taking place January 21-22 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. She joins a previously billed group of headliners that includes OzunaMyke Towers and Farruko.

Bad Bunny Has September’s Highest Grossing Tour with “World’s Hottest Tour”

Bad Bunny is back on top…

For the fourth time this year, the 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar tops Billboards monthly Boxscore ranking with the highest grossing tour of September.

Bad BunnyIn February, he became the first Latin act to top the list since the monthly tally began in February 2019.

In March, he scored the highest monthly total for an arena tour since the charts launched. In August, when he bulked up to stadiums, he claimed the title for the largest monthly sum for a solo act.

With his September victory, Bad Bunny is running out of records to rewrite. Over 11 shows from September 1 to 30, World’s Hottest Tour earned $123.7 million and sold over 500,000 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. That’s the highest one-month gross since the charts premiered, bypassing The Rolling Stones’ August 2019 haul of $95 million to become the first act to earn more than $100 million in a single month.

Bad Bunny’s September run included three markets each in Texas (Houston, San Antonio and Arlington) and California (Oakland, San Diego and Inglewood), plus two shows in Las Vegas and one in Phoenix. His September 30-October 1 double-header at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium was the obvious highlight, earning $31.1 million from 99,816 tickets sold, even though half of that sum will count toward the October rankings.

Bad Bunny’s September (and one October) shows brings the North American total for World’s Hottest Tour to $232.5 million, aided by local records in four out of every five venues it played.

Further, his latest victory puts him in elite company, tying Elton John for the most months atop Top Tours. Each act has crowned four monthly editions – John three times in 2019 and once in 2020, and Bad Bunny all in 2022. Even more impressive for Bunny, he’s undefeated.

He claimed top honors in February and March, when El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo began, took much of the spring and summer off, and returned in August, when he regained the top spot (and again in September). He played a trio of shows in April and July, but if Bad Bunny was properly on tour in 2022, he’s been No. 1 on Top Tours.

Bad Bunny Notches Highest Grossing Latin Tour in Billboard Boxscore History with “World’s Hottest Tour”

Bad Bunny is rolling past an iconic group into the concert history books…

Earlier this year, the 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar embarked on his massive tour, earning $116.8 million in North American arenas on El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Bad BunnyIt became the highest grossing Latin tour in Boxscore history and rewrote local records in more than half of the markets where he played.

Only six months later, Bad Bunny launched his second tour of 2022 and doubled the gross of his prior record-breaking trek – and he’s only just finished the first leg.

World’s Hottest Tour wrapped its U.S. leg in stadiums, grossing $232.5 million and selling 944,000 tickets from just 21 shows.

That averages out to $11.1 million and 45,000 tickets per show. Currently, World’s Hottest Tour boasts a bigger per-show average gross than any tour by any artist in any genre, in Boxscore history (dating back to the late 1980s).

The Rolling Stones previously paced $9.4 million on the No Filter Tour (2017-21), but have been bested by el Conejo Malo with the first tour to average more than $10 million per night. Inflation, dynamic pricing and platinum ticketing certainly give an advantage to more recent tours, but Bad Bunny’s unrelenting pace in the U.S., especially as a contemporary artist who doesn’t perform in English, makes World’s Hottest Tour one to watch, to say the least.

World’s Hottest Tour broke venue revenue records in 12 of the 15 U.S. markets that it played. Shows in Cumberland, Ga.; Miami; the Bronx; Houston; San Antonio; San Diego; and Phoenix were the highest grossing engagements in each venue’s history. Further, his shows in Orlando; Boston; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and Oakland, Calif., were all-time highs among single-night performances.

Arlington, Texas; Las Vegas; and Inglewood, Calif., are the only markets where Bad Bunny didn’t set a record, coming in second in each. In the latter two cities, he was blocked by BTS, who played four shows at each stadium, compared to Bad Bunny’s two.

Breaking the record he set earlier this year, his latest trek is now the biggest tour by a Spanish-speaking performer in Boxscore history, giving Bad Bunny the top two positions on the all-time Latin breakout. But, again, his big year goes far beyond genre distinctions, as he is the only artist to ever launch two separate $100 million tours in the same calendar year.

Combined, and including three Puerto Rican shows in July that were not officially part of either tour, Bad Bunny has earned $353.2 million and sold 1.6 million tickets in 2022, all in North America. World’s Hottest Tour resumes on Oct. 21 in Santo Domingo, kicking off a 22-show run in Latin America before closing in Mexico City on Dec. 10.

Bad Bunny’s “World’s Hottest Tour” Named Top-Grossing Tour of August

Bad Bunny continues making history on the road…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has conquered stadiums this summer with the top-grossing tour of August.

Bad BunnyWorld’s Hottest Tour – Bad Bunny’s second chart-topping trek of 2022 – grossed $91.1 million and sold 404,000 tickets during the month, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Bad Bunny had previously mounted the biggest Latin tour in Billboard Boxscore history with $117 million on El Ultimo Tour del Mundo. Billboard began compiling Boxscore data in the late 1980s.

The total for Bad Bunny’s new tour, World’s Hottest Tour, is the second-highest one-month gross since the launch of Billboard’s monthly charts in February 2019.

Only The Rolling Stones have surpassed it in that time, grossing $95 million in August 2019.

Bunny had already claimed the all-time runner-up spot with his $65 million haul in March, though Coldplay snuck by with a $66.7 million take just last month. Now, he re-secures his standing with the highest one-month Boxscore gross for a solo act in the three years Billboard has been compiling monthly charts.

Bad Bunny only played nine shows in August, averaging a blistering $10.1 million and 45,000 tickets per show. While other artists near the top of the touring pack also played to massive crowds in stadiums around the U.S., their grosses are more reasonably head-spinning, between $5 million and $7 million each night.

World’s Hottest Tour, on the other hand, went stratospheric, pushing eight figures per show on the back of Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny’s summer-defining album that has logged 11 weeks (so far) atop the Billboard 200. Released on May 6, it impacted after the tour was sold out, though the added momentum of new music may have further affected resale demand.

There’s a saying that goes “your biggest competition is yourself.” If that’s true, Bad Bunny continues to win. He hit seven U.S. markets in August, improving upon the gross and attendance in each city from his Spring tour. That might sound obvious to the point of insignificance considering his upgrade to stadiums, but his arena tour played two or three shows in several markets and ultimately broke many local records.

Still, the Bad Bunny of February and March is no match for Bad Bunny of August. His $22.1 million run at Yankee Stadium August 27-28 nearly doubled the already-massive $11.1 million take in Brooklyn and Newark, N.J., combined. Grosses doubled, and then some, in Atlanta, Boston and Washington, D.C. His one show at Chicago’s Soldier Field earned $13.8 million and sold 51,791 tickets, besting a three-show run at the Allstate Arena ($11.2 million, 51,430 tickets) March 10-12.

August is Bad Bunny’s third month leading the Top Tours chart, following his gold medals in February and March. That ties him with The Rolling Stones for the second-most time atop the ranking, bested only by Elton John, who crowned four months in 2019-20.

Including a pair of September reports, World’s Hottest Tour has already grossed $122.5 million, eclipsing his previous run to become the highest grossing Latin tour in Boxscore history. It also makes him the first artist, in any genre, to mount two separate $100-million tours in the same year.

All seven plays on Bad Bunny’s August haul make the 30-position Top Boxscores chart, four of which crack the top 10. His shows help lift Soldier Field, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium to the top five of Top Stadiums. And alongside Daddy Yankee, he helped push Cardenas Marketing Network to No. 3 on Top Promoters, earning $122.4 million, a record high for the Chicago-based company.

J Balvin Returns to Longtime Agency William Morris Endeavor

J Balvin is back with a familiar team…

The 37-year-old Colombian singer, known as the Prince of Reggaeton, has returned to his longtime agency William Morris Endeavor (WME).

J BalvinThe move follows a short stint with United Talent Agency (UTA) that started in May. No reason was given for his departure from or return to WME.

Balvin left WME for UTA in May after postponing his 25-date José tour. The move was surprising considering Balvin’s long and storied history with the agency. WME began booking Balvin when he still an emerging artist, and the agency played an integral role in his global touring and branding, securing early placements for him in major festivals. 

UTA never formally announced its deal with Balvin, but the agency has been growing its Latin roster and currently represents several high-profile Latin stars. Bad Bunny, Balvin’s Universal Music labelmate Karol G and Brazilian powerhouse Anitta are all currently on UTA’s roster.

Balvin has grossed more than $20 million and sold over 300,000 tickets, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. All six of the Colombian star’s full-length studio albums — including the collaborative Oasis album with Bad Bunny — have reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, with four of them hitting No. 1. He’s charted 93 hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, including 35 top 10s and nine No. 1s. In every year from 2014 through 2021, he’s finished as one of the year’s top 10 artists on Billboard’s annual year-end Top Latin Artists chart.

Other WME Latin acts include Nicky JamJuanesOzuna and Shakira.

Balvin continues to be managed by longtime manager Fabio Acosta along with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects.

Bad Bunny Reveals New Album Name via Online Classified Ad

Extra, extra, read all about the name of Bad Bunny’s new album…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican superstar revealed the name of his upcoming album in the most peculiar way: an ad of a 2019 Bugatti Chiron for sale.

Bad BunnyThe ad popped up in a Puerto Rican classifieds website with info on the car and the person who was selling it, which was Benito A. Martinez Ocasio (Bad Bunny’s real name).

Curious fans begin dialing the number listed on and realized they were calling to hear a snippet of a song and would later receive a text message with the name of the album.

“Hello! Thank you for calling. There’s little time left until the album comes out. I can’t say the date yet, but I can tell you the name: Un Verano Sin Ti.

The upcoming album will follow his 2020 set, El Último Tour del Mundo, which won a Grammy earlier this month for best música urbana album.

In January, El Conejo Malo hinted at his new album via a post on social media that opens with the “Safaera” singer and his girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri, having a romantic beach dinner and enjoying a conversation about his tour and the album.

“We need to start worrying less and enjoy life more because it passes by fast, very fast, just like the tickets selling out for El Último Tour del Mundo,” Bunny said. “I was thinking, ‘What if I announce my next tour?’ Therefore, while I work on my new album, which will come out this year, you can buy tickets for my next tour.”

Bad Bunny and his trek, El Úultimo Tour del Mundo, broke records across the country. The tour’s 35 shows grossed $116.8 million and sold 575,000 tickets according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

That breaks down to $3.3 million and 16,400 tickets per night, or $4.7 million and more than 23,000 tickets in each market, considering he played multiple shows in eight cities.

Bad Bunny’s El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo Tops Billboard’s Monthly Top Tours Chart

Bad Bunny is officially a tour de force

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper/singer’s El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo repeats at No. 1 on Billboard’s monthly Top Tours chart.

Bad BunnyBad Bunny rules in March with El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo earning $64.8 million from 337,000 tickets across 20 shows, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

That makes him the first artist to ever reign over back-to-back months. And one month after claiming the second-highest monthly gross for an arena tour ($39.8 million in February), his March figures rewrite the record entirely, blasting pass Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s $47 million run in December 2019.

Overall, it’s the second-highest monthly total since the charts launched in March 2019. Only The Rolling Stones stand in Bad Bunny’s way with their $95 million stadium sum in August 2019. Still, Bad Bunny’s March arena earnings stand above chart-topping stadiums runs by Ed Sheeran (April ’19), BTS (May ’19), Spice Girls (June ’19) and P!nk (July ’19).

The gargantuan $65 million haul is more than double the gross of his next closest competitors this month.

As previously reported, Bad Bunny’s February dates in Inglewood, Calif., and Dallas, among others, set local records for per-night gross and overall earnings.

In March, he continued to set regional high marks, including the three-night run at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. (20 miles outside of Chicago), which grossed $11.2 million and sold 51,400 tickets from March 10 to 12. More records were set in San Jose ($7.9 million on March 3-4), Phoenix ($3.2 million on March 6), and Orlando ($5.6 million on March 30-31).

While it didn’t quite reach the top, Bad Bunny’s double-header at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center earned $7.2 million immediately after his $3.8 million take the night before at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. That adds up to $11.1 million over three nights in the New York area.

These and other shows from the tour flood the Top Boxscores ranking, where Bad Bunny takes up seven spots. The Rosemont, San Jose and Brooklyn shows hit the top 10 at Nos. 2, 8 and 10, respectively.

El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo wrapped after two months on April 3 with $116.8 million. Its final triple-header in Miami will likely be the run’s last appearance on next month’s Boxscore report before yielding to Bad Bunny’s own next tour — World’s Hottest Tour. His follow-up level-up to stadiums in North and Latin America launches later this year.

In March, Bad Bunny narrowly took the No. 1 spot on Top Boxscores over a Latin American festival, keeping Mexico City’s Electric Daisy Carnival at No. 2. One month later, despite the record-setting overall haul, he is dethroned by Sao Paulo’s Lollapalooza Brasil. The three-day event grossed $23.2 million with a weekend attendance of 267,000 over March 25-27.

London’s O2 Arena is the month’s top-grossing venue with earnings of $26.8 million. It’s the first venue outside the U.S. to take the top spot on the 15,001+ capacity chart since Mexico City’s Foro Sol ruled over March 2020. Before that, you have to go back to May 2019, when the O2 itself topped the list with a slightly less massive $22 million.

Bad Bunny’s El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo Trek Becomes Highest-Grossing Tour by a Latin Artist

Bad Bunny is making history…

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, singer and record producer’s El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo has become the highest-grossing tour by a Latin artist in Billboard Boxscore history.

Bad BunnyThe tour’s 35 shows grossed $116.8 million and sold 575,000 tickets according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

That breaks down to $3.3 million and 16,400 tickets per night, or $4.7 million and more than 23,000 tickets in each market, considering he played multiple shows in eight cities.

The tour officially wrapped on April 3 in Miami, which he celebrated by dancing to “Safaera” in a pool of fans dressed in shark costumes.

That same night, he won the Grammy for best música urbana album for El Ultimo Tour del Mundo.

Marco Antonio Solis to Launch U.S. Leg of “Que Ganas de Verte” Tour in April

Marco Antonio Solis has the urge to see his fans…

The 62-year-old Mexican musician, singer, composer and record producer is planning to hit the road once again, announcing his 2022 tour Que Ganas de Verte.

Marco Antonio SolisProduced by Live Nation, the Latin Grammy-winning artist will kick off the U.S. leg of his trek on April 1 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix.

He will then make pit stops in eight key cities including Orlando and Houston, before wrapping with a Mother’s Day celebration on May 7 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

On his new tour, Solis, who has 51 titles on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart — 11 of those No. 1 hits — will croon his timeless classics and newer gems.

The Que Ganas de Verte tour comes on the heels of the Los Bukis (helmed by Solis) historic nine-date stadium tour, where the iconic group reunited for the first time in 25 years.

The reunion tour scored the biggest Latin tour of 2021, earning $49.6 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Tickets for the 2022 Que Ganas de Verte tour go on sale at 10:00 am local time on Feb. 4 via www.marcoantoniosolis.com.

Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Feb. 3 via www.citientertainment.com.

Here’s the list of Solis’ U.S. dates:

Fri Apr 01 — Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
Sat Apr 02 — El Paso, TX @ Utep Don Haskins Center
Fri Apr 08 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Sat Apr 09 — Sunrise, FL @ Fla Live Arena
Fri Apr 22 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
Sat Apr 23 — Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
Fri Apr 29 — Tulsa, OK @ Bok Center
Sat Apr 30 — San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Sat May 07 — Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena