J BALVIN HAS BEEN PRAISED BY BILLBOARD AS “THE BIGGEST BREAKOUT ACT LATIN MUSIC HAS SEEN IN MANY YEARS.”
Between his game-changing major-label debut album and Haute Living, Tamz has been a creative feel good for J Balvin and his team. From making a custom canvas art piece of J to creating multiple films and stills, the relationship has grown stronger. Documenting his concert here in Miami was an extension of the friendship.
With a distinctive style all his own that pays reverence to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars from a decade ago, but fused with additional Colombian and mainstream hip-hop rhythms, more seductive than boastful lyrics, and a strong passion for fashion, J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling Urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide.
J Balvin really knew how to surprise all his fans during his Energia U.S. tour finale at Miami’s American Airlines arena Friday night (Oct. 13).
This marked the “Mi Gente” singer’s first-ever solo concert at the arena, which was well balanced with the selection of songs, good dancers (only four males) and a simple stage with fluorescent images in the background that simulated a huge party atmosphere.
“I remember that I used to come to Miami to perform at nightclubs — who could imagine that I was going to be standing here in front of all of you?” Balvin told the crowd.
The singer’s special guests were a key part of the show: BIA joined him to perform “Safari;” French Montana appeared for “Unforgettable;” Zion & Lennox heated up the arena with for “Otra Vez;” and Bad Bunny. The latter participated in a Latin trap remix that included “La Ocasion,” “Soy Peor,” and “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola.” For the big finale, Steve Aoki appeared for “Mi Gente,” Balvin’s first Hot 100 top 10 hit.