J Balvin Heads to MANDALAY BAY’s Concerts on the Beach Series Sunday, May 28
14 Apr 2017 by Jose Eledra in Bars, Celebrities, Cuisine, Event, Fame, General, Home, Hot Spots, Hotels, Latest photo, Lounges, Music, Pleasure, Restaurants
Latin superstar J Balvin heads to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Concerts on the Beach series Sunday, May 28 at 9 p.m. Tickets, starting at $49.50, go on sale to the public Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. PST and are available at anyMGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, online at mandalaybay.com and ticketmaster.com, or by phone at(702) 632-7580. M life Rewards presale will begin Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. PST.
Hailing from Medellín, Colombia, José Álvaro Osorio Balvin – better known to a legion of global fans as J Balvin – has been praised by Billboard as “the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years.” With a distinctive style all his own that pays reverence to the first-wave of Reggaeton stars from Puerto Rico, fused with additional Colombian and mainstream hip-hop rhythms and more seductive than boastful lyrics. J Balvin has become the undeniable leader of a second-generation Reggaeton revolution propelling Urban music back to the forefront of Latin music worldwide
Between his game-changing major-label debut album LA FAMILA, its expanded B-sides collection, and global smash hit successor ENERGIA, J Balvin has quickly achieved seven No. 1 Latin singles, 40 million social media followers and over five billion “Total YouTube Views.” J Balvin’s “Ay Vamos” became the very first Latin-Urban track to exceed one billion views, while its follow-up “Ginza” was recently recognized by Guinness World Records for “The Longest stay at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart ever by a single artist” (22 weeks).
Upon its release, ENERGIA debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes charts in 16 different countries and went on to chart as the No. 1 “Most Consumed” Latin album of the year for 2016. In conjunction with the album’s release, the New York Times declared J Balvin as “Reggaeton’s New Global ambassador,” while FADER, in it’s first-ever bilingual cover profile, hailed J Balvin as: “reggaeton’s answer to Drake or Kanye West.”
With his distinctive style and chart success, J Balvin is Latin music’s most in-demand collaborator, having worked with artists, writers and producers such as Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Major Lazer, PooBear, French Montana, Juanes, Daddy Yankee and more. Major award recognition also has quickly followed, as J Balvin recently won back-to-back Latin GRAMMY Awards, multiple Billboard Latin Awards, BMI’s Songwriter Award For Contemporary Latin Song of the Year, and the Overall Artist of the Year recognition two years in a row at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro. J Balvin was recently the first Latin Music Artist to be named an official ambassador of New York Fashion Week.
The Mandalay Bay Beach stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of the fan-favorite series. Concert-goers are invited to enjoy musical performances which perfectly complement the warm season as they sip on cocktails, sink their toes in the sand and wade in the water at Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.
New to Mandalay Bay Beach’s Concerts on the Beach series is The Beachfront Experience. This premier experience grants guests access to an exclusive area on the Beach which includes lounge chair seating, cocktail service and premium viewing of the show. Guests also will receive expedited entry into the venue.