Written by the team behind “Provenza” – Karol, Ovy and Keithyn — “Cairo” is a head-tilting earworm that thrives on a fusion of dance beats and afro beats. 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 admits.
“Cairo” follows Karol G’s “Gatubela”, which decreased in August. With the track, in collaboration with Maldy, the Colombian artist knocked on his 16th top 10 Billboard‘s Hot Latin Songs with a No. 4 debut on the Sept. 10-dated ranking.
Billboard recently reported 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 figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. With those numbers, the Colombian star has now earned highest grossing US 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 his El Dorado World Tour. This year, Rosalia‘s Motomami world tour has grossed $28.1 million through the end of October.
The 31-year-old artist is currently working on her upcoming album, which will follow her chart-topping, Grammy-nominated 2021 set, KG0516. So is she set to heading the 16th annual Calibas, which takes place Jan. 21-22 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. She joins a previously billed group of headliners that includes Ozuna, Mike Towers and Farruko.
The song coincided with a music video, shot in Cairo, directed by WEOWNTHECITY. See it below.