The choice of the production of the anthem of the World Cup would fall on Gims, the rapper with millions of records sold. According to the Parisian, the former member of the Sexion d’Assaut is evoked with insistence in Qatar, the country in which the world competition will be organized from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
Gims, installed in Marrakech for almost 10 years, could well fold his luggage towards Qatar where he is coveted to realize the anthem of the World Cup.
The Congolese rapper had already hinted that he had a project in the Gulf country by recently posting a video where he presented the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor where the opening match of the next World Cup will take place.
Son of immigrants, then 2 years old Gims and his family settled in France. In an irregular situation, the artist spent his childhood with a foster family. Today he is considered one of the most popular French-speaking rappers of his generation.
The interpreter of “Bella” could thus succeed Nicky Jam, Will Smith and Era Istrefi who had been at the origin of the anthem “Live it up”, of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. A title that had accumulated more than 250 million views on Youtube.
Previously, during the 2014 edition in Brazil, it was Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leite who were at the head of the title “We are one” (780 million views).
However, the anthem which marked the spirits meeting an unparalleled planetary success is that of Shakira and his famous “Waka Waka” who had accompanied the 2010 World Cup, managing to be heard in the four corners of the world with more than two billion views for the clip.
Host country Qatar will kick off the 2022 World Cup on November 21, 2022. Four matches will be played each day in the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
The group matches will be played over a 12-day period and will start at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time, with simultaneous kick-offs on the last day. Those of the knockout phase will be played at 6 p.m. or 10 p.m., always local times.