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Feid will be in charge of the inaugural performance of the Copa América | Copa América 2024 | Soccer

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From Thursday, July 20 to July 14, the United States will host the Copa América, a tournament from the organizers of CONCACAF and CONMEBOL that will be spread across 14 cities throughout the country and will start at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia. With just 48 hours left until the opening event, one of the best-kept secrets has been revealed and, in fact, has generated the most surprise: who will be the artist in charge of the opening musical performance. The chosen one has been Feid, a 31-year-old Colombian reggaeton player and one of the biggest stars of the urban genre in the last couple of years.

If the song Aim, by Shakira in collaboration with Cardi B, will be the official tune of the tournament, her compatriot has announced that he will be the one who will cheer up the 71,000 spectators in Atlanta. Although many were betting on the one from Barranquilla as the one in charge of inaugurating the American football festival, this time the famous Waka Waka of South Africa in 2010 it seems that there will be no continuation. It was Feid himself—Salomón Villada Hoyos, by his real name, also known as Ferxxo—who announced his participation through a video on his social networks.

On his Instagram profile, with 14 million followers, the one from Medellín explained, with his cap pushed back and his everlasting white glasses, that he had a “very special” announcement, “very spectacular news” to tell about his performance and encourage his followers to follow the show through the Copa América networks. “We are going to have a great time, mor, all the people who are going to go to the stadium, and the match that will later be Argentina-Canada, but Ferxxo sings, love!”, He stated, excited. The show will start at eight in the afternoon in Atlanta, US Eastern Time.

With six studio albums, in the last five years Feid’s career has skyrocketed thanks to his songs and collaborations with artists such as his compatriots J Balvin and Sebastián Yatra, the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny or the also rising Puerto Rican star Young Miko; In fact, one of her joint themes, Classy 101, is close to 900 million views on Spotify. He has also collaborated with Karol G, her partner, with whom he has appeared publicly since 2023 (although it is unknown since when they have been together). Feid has been nominated for awards such as the Latin Grammys, Los40 Music Awards or the MTV EMAs.

Last weekend was one of the most important of his career, because for the first time he sold out all the tickets at Madison Square Garden, one of the most famous venues in New York, thanks to his tour. With Ferxxocalipsis World Tour It has already passed through twenty cities in the United States and Canada, from Sacramento (where it started on April 24) to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Chicago and Philadelphia. He still has half a dozen dates left, and then the tour will take him to Madrid, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tegucigalpa, San Juan, Quito, Lima and Santiago de Chile, to close in December in his native Colombia with two shows in Bogotá and three in Medellín.

After the music, football will come. In this 48th edition of the Copa America, 16 teams will be seen in 32 games, which will start with the one that Feid will present minutes before. Canada will face Messi’s Argentina (both in group A along with Chile and Peru), with the Argentine becoming a local star in the United States since his arrival at David Beckham’s Inter Miami last summer. This will be the first major sporting event in the United States in the next four years, as the men’s soccer World Cup awaits in the summer of 2026 and also takes over from Paris with the celebration of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028.

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