J Balvin Makes History Becoming First Latino Lollapalooza Headliner 

J Balvin Makes History Becoming First Latino Lollapalooza Headliner 

FLORENCE, ITALY - JUNE 13: J Balvin attends the LuisaViaRoma and Carine Roitfeld and LuisaViaRoma Immagine Uomo 96 on June 13, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images for LuisaViaRoma)

Photo credit: Getty / Claudio Lavenia

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.”

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.”

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