Not all artists nominated for a Latin Grammy Award have toured this year, but among the nominees who have had a concert reported to Pollstar since the beginning of January, the ranking of their highest grosses reflects a diverse slate of powerful Latin performers. With artists in the genre making a substantial impact on box-office rankings throughout 2022, more than a dozen Latin headliners could land among the 100 highest grossing tours worldwide by the end of the year.
Bad Bunny has become quite accustomed to being ranked No. 1 in any recap of concert touring in 2022, and this chart of top Latin grosses (see chart here) is no exception. The box-office haul of $31.5 million at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, is his largest individual venue gross of the year and takes the top spot on the 25-position chart. The two-show run in the Los Angeles market on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 capped the U.S. leg of his “World’s Hottest Tour” that continues in Latin America through Dec. 10.
Daddy Yankee proved that there is more than one stadium-touring titan from Puerto Rico this year with his “La Última Vuelta” farewell tour that kicked off a string of Latin American stadium dates on Sept. 24. Among them was his three-show engagement at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos in Santiago, Chile – the tour’s second stop in South America – that produced his top gross of $19.4 million. The concerts logged a massive attendance total of 196,917, Sept. 27-29, which is the highest sold-ticket tally for any artist on the chart.
Karol G’s best box-office total came from her appearance in Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena where she racked up a $5.5 million two-night gross from sellout crowds on Oct. 21-22. The engagement’s historic final performance earned $2.998 million to claim the record as the highest-grossing concert ever by a female Latin artist on a U.S. tour.
Rosalía launched her “Motomami” world tour on July 6, beginning with a 10-city trek through her home country of Spain before heading to the Americas for a three-month run starting in August. Yet, it was her fans in Madrid who purchased 29,158 tickets for two shows in July that generated her top gross of the year, a $4.7 million take at the Spanish capital city’s WiZink Center. Palau Sant Jordi in her hometown of Barcelona followed with $2.3 million in sales from two sold-out concerts on July 23-24.
Nominated as a songwriter this year, Maluma had 12 headlining dates as a performer reported in 2022 including a single stadium concert in his hometown Medellín, Colombia on April 30. With a sellout crowd of 51,827 at Estadio Atanasio Girardot, he racked up a $3.5 million gross which ranks as the fifth highest overall on the chart and the top gross for a one-night engagement.
Along with Karol G and Rosalía, the only other solo female headliner on the chart is Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García with the 11th highest gross that totals $1.4 million from two shows at San Juan’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico. She has eight headlining dates on record at the arena since 2008, the same year she earned her first Latin Grammy Award nominations. She won two that year including Best New Artist.
Jesse & Joy was the Best New Artist award winner the previous year and ultimately scored five more Latin Grammy wins through 2016. This year, with a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, the duo is No. 21 on the chart with $766,173 from two shows at Santiago’s Movistar Arena, Sept. 8-9.
Four other groups or duos land on the chart including Fito & Fitipaldis with the highest gross among them at No. 10. The band earned $1.4 million from two shows at WiZink Center in May.
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LATIN GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES TOP CONCERT GROSSES