Karol G Smashes Gross Record At Los Angeles Arena

Singer Karol G performs at Spectrum Center on September 20, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)

Karol G has set a new gross record for a single performance by a female Latin artist at a U.S. concert venue with $2.998 million in sales from one show at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The Colombian singer performed two consecutive nights at the arena during
her “$trip Love Tour,” racking up more than $5.5 million from 26,837 sold tickets on Oct. 21-22, but the final night of the run produced the record-setting gross.

Her “$trip Love Tour” also makes history as the highest-grossing U.S. tour for a female Latin concert headliner, according to box-office figures reported to Pollstar. With 30 shows at U.S. arenas beginning Sept. 6 in Chicago through the tour finale in Boston on Nov. 2, Karol G scored $66.7 million at the box office from a total of 378,086 sold tickets at 28 venues.

It surpasses the gross from any other American tour by a female Latin artist including Jennifer Lopez who took in $49.6 million at 28 U.S. concerts on her “It’s My Party” trek in the summer of 2019. She moved 360,117 tickets at 22 arenas and one amphitheater on the tour.

“$trip Love” also beats the $28.7 million gross on Shakira’s “Oral Fixation” tour (2006) that produced a ticket count of 379,420 from 32 performances at U.S. venues. Her 2018 trek dubbed “El Dorado” is also in the mix with a $23.9 million take from 210,968 tickets at
18 shows in 2018.

Ranked between those two Shakira tours is the “Versus” tour by Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán who joined forces in 2017 and 2018 with a co-headlining jaunt that drew 315,876 fans to 50 shows stateside for a $25.8 million gross.

For much of the past year, Karol G has been on the road in the Americas touring in support of her album KG0516 that was released in March of 2021. She launched the tour in October in the U.S, followed by a stretch of Latin American dates beginning last December and
throughout the first half of this year. With box-office results added from the recent North American run, her tour grossed $101 million overall from 885,012 sold tickets at 79 performances in 13 countries.