Last year at this time J Balvin joined Beyoncé onstage at her epic headlining Coachella set to perform a remix of his “Mi Gente” hit but this time around the Colombian artist had his own solo slot.

The boundary-pushing Latin superstar made history on Saturday night (April 13th) with the most high-profile set from a Reggaeton artist in the festival’s history, commanding the main stage for a performance almost entirely in Spanish. It was fitting, then, for Balvin to kick off his set with “Reggaeton,” a rowdy homage to the genre – followed by a surprise appearance from Spanish singer Rosalía to exhibit their partnership “Con Altura.” And at one point, dancehall king Sean Paul hopped onstage to perform their team-up “Contra La Pared.”​

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The “I Like It” collaborator transported festival goers into a candy-colored, cartoonish dream world onstage, complete with an enormous anime sculpture or a rocking horse-like duck (which he rode across the platform) with inflatable cartoon characters galore.

“Last year, I was with Beyoncé, today it’s about Latinos and dreamers,” Balvin said on Instagram earlier that day. “It’s about people like me, who are not afraid to follow their dreams and it’s about all those people that are called different.”

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