5 Reasons why Cardi B is the perfect headliner for Mad Cool 2021

Cardi B
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Mad Cool has announced new artists for next summer. Cardi B will headline the Spanish festival on 7 July. Without any doubts, she is one of the most relevant rappers in the world today, but there were few people who saw this announcement coming. Here are 5 reasons why Cardi B is the perfect headliner for Mad Cool 2021, in case you are having second thoughts.

1. Cardi B is one of the most-played artists in the world

Cardi B already has 42M monthly listeners, and she is number 14 on Spotify’s most listened list. Her single ‘I Like It’, featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin has more than 1 billion listeners. Obviously, she is one of the most popular artists in the world right now. Other popular singles are ‘Money’, ‘Bodak Yellow’ and ‘Finesse’ (featuring Bruno Mars). Even better, Cardi B also announced that a new album will be out before 2020 is finished. With so many successful singles and albums, her show at Mad Cool 2021 is going to be spectacular.

2. ‘WAP’ is one of the biggest hits of the year

Out of all those songs, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s latest single ‘WAP’ has been a real revelation. It already has more than 500 million listens on Spotify since its release three months ago. TikTok didn’t let this single pass and made it a dance challenge, adding to the huge success. The hit even won ‘Favorite Song – Rap/Hip Hop’ at the American Music Awards. However, the two artists didn’t submit the song for a Grammy. See the video above to discover why.

3. Cardi B is Billboard’s Woman of the Year 2020


Even though Cardi B has lately been surrounded by critics, nothing can stop her. A few days ago, she was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. But not everyone thinks she deserves this title. For those saying that she doesn’t represent them, she posted the past video on Instagram: “And for you crybabies like, ‘But she only got one song!’ Yeah, I got that song, b****.” She also thanks everyone supporting her.

4. An amazing live show


If you are looking for a big live performance, this is the right one. From dancers and fire to female empowerment, it is a remarkable show. With her iconic twerking, sensuality is always present. In a way, Cardi B is one of the most iconic female artists nowadays. She has so much fun on stage, that it is impossible the audience won’t enjoy the show at Mad Cool 2021.

5. It will be Cardi B’s first Spanish gig


Shockingly, Cardi B has never performed in Spain. In the summer of 2019, she was supposed to be a headliner at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. However, she had to cancel due to some promotional duties impossible to postpone. Finally, Miley Cyrus took her place. Now, Mad Cool is making it happen, bringing Cardi B to the festival. Fingers crossed that she can make it to Mad Cool 2021.

Spain and Mad Cool are receiving Cardi B with open arms. She is clearly a big star, and the expectations are high after the Primavera Sound cancellation. However, the Madrid festival still has two empty headline slots. Check out which other names could be confirmed for Mad Cool 2021.

Mad Cool 2021

Photo: Paco Poyato (Mad Cool 2018)

Mad Cool is an annual festival that takes place in Madrid, Spain. Only at its fifth edition, it is already one of the biggest festivals in Spain. In five years, The Cure, Rosalía, The Who, Empire of the Sun or The National played at the event in Madrid. Mad Cool 2021 will be a big one!

  • Location: Madrid, Spain.
  • Date: 7-10 July 2021.
  • Tickets: 4-day, 3-day and single-day tickets are on sale.
  • For more information, visit the official website.
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Mad Cool 2021

Madrid, Spanje
Datum 7-10 juli 2021
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