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Colombian singer J Balvin made history on Saturday night at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. It was the artist’s first time performing at the festival, but he was the first Latino headliner in the festival’s 28 year history. Okayyy!!
Balvin made sure that he went all out for his performance. He had the most colorful stage setup of the day and also brought out a couple of surprise guests, reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel which fans were very excited about.
The Colombian singer ended the night with fireworks during his “Mi Gente” finale.
He later tweeted in Spanish, “After 28 years of @ lollapalooza for the first time a Latin artist is the headliner of the night. This is dedicated to dreamers to Latinos and those who know that in life everything is cause and effect and that we deserve to be here.”
Después de 28 años de @lollapalooza por primera vez un artista artista latino es el principal ( Headliner) de la noche, esto va dedicado a los soñadores a los latinos y los que sabemos que en la vida todo es… https://t.co/iGKJ2wtcFd
— J BALVIN (@JBALVIN) August 4, 2019
During his performance, J Balvin paused to let the crowd know that they were witnessing history. “It took us 28 years to be on this stage…and I’m so happy and so grateful to be headlining, for the first time a Latino act.” He continued, “From Medellín, Colombia to the world, pa’ la vi’ Latino, this is our time. This is our moment. It’s our time to make our dreams come true. Like I’m making my dream, you can make your dream too.”