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J Balvin, the Colombian Reggaeton singer has been confirmed to play at Yas Island’s brand new indoor venue, The Arena on 5th September.

The performance will be part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, which is the inaugural seven-day fight-and-fitness-themed festival and will feature a series of nightlife and entertainment events.

The event is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) which will complement the UAE capital’s mega UFCâ 242 event.

J Balvin Coming To Abu Dhabi Showdown Week   

J Balvin who is known as Reggaeton’s global ambassador is one of the top streaming music artists in the world, despite the language, and he is literally pushing Latin music to unprecedented worldwide prominence.

The singer topped the Global Top 50 on Spotify with his hit ‘Mi Gente’, before collaborating with American rapper Cardi B and Bad Bunny on the #1 hit ‘I Like It’ in 2018.

 Thanks to his variety of collaborations, Balvin has collected 16 #1 Billboard hits and over 20 billion YouTube views. He has also been the #1 global artist on that video platform for the last six weeks!

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week

The concert will be Balvin’s UAE debut as he finishes off the two-night Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ultimate concert series.

The concert will also include a performance by superstar rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers on 4 September which many are looking forward to!

Saeed Al Saeed, Destination Marketing Director at DCT Abu Dhabi says:

Abu Dhabi embodies diversity and boasts an eclectic mix of cultures and musical tastes, and J Balvin fits perfectly into this ethos, bringing something very different to Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. This addition to the concert series emphasises our desire to create a programme that appeals to as many fans as possible and engages with the entire community.”

J Balvin

J Balvin At Abu Dhabi Showdown Week   

Where: The Arena

When: 5 September

Tickets for the J Balvin concert are on sale at