Gims could soon travel to Qatar to record the 2022 World Cup anthem, according to Le Parisien. The singer would then succeed Nicky Jam, Pitbull and Shakira, among others.
The official song for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may be a composition by Gims. The Parisian reports this Thursday that this possibility is becoming increasingly thick within the emirate, where the 35-year-old Congolese artist could settle in the coming months.
Successful with in particular Saped like never before or Bella, and back at the end of May with a reissue of his album The scourge, the one who was previously called Maître Gims had given a concert in the preamble of the final of the Coupe de la Ligue 2016. But the initiative had not been to the taste of the public of the Stade de France, who had extensively whistled .
A guaranteed tube
If the choice of the organizers of the World Cup is confirmed, Gims, whose reputation is well established in France, will access a new dimension. The last official songs composed for the world precedents have been listened to hundreds of millions of times.
For the 2018 tournament in Russia, Live It Up by Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi and Diplo have blithely surpassed 250 million views on YouTube. And yet, this is nothing compared to the maddening figures of 2014 and 2010. With We Are One, Pitbull, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Clauda Leitte, has more than 780 million views. Shakira did even better by going beyond the two billion views for the Waka waka, used during the World Cup in South Africa.
The World Cup in Qatar, a priori the last in the 32-team format, will take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022.