Puerto Rican traperos Bad Bunny and Anuel AA led a star-packed lineup at Calibash this past weekend. L.A. radio station Mega 96.3 FM brought them, Karol G, Sech, Rosalía, Myke Towers and Lunay to the Staples Center for a perreo intenso.
A pink-haired Bad Bunny performed his biggest hits, including his latest single “Vete.” During his set, he brought out one of the newest Lakers, LeBron James, to the stage. In a move seemingly igniting – or perhaps playfully playing into – his media-fueled rivalry with Bad Bunny, Anuel AA wore a shirt that said: “I’m the best reggaetonero and trapero alive, but I’m still humble.” He closed out the show with “China” featuring his fiancée Karol G. The two plan to get married later this year.
Colombian reggaetonera Karol G and Spanish singer-songwriter Rosalía held it down for the women on the bill. Before joining Anuel, Karol had her own slot at Calibash, where she sang her hit “Tusa” sans Nicki Minaj. The heartbreak anthem is currently rising on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100. Rosalía performed her urbano hits like “Con Altura” and “Yo x Ti, Tú x Mi” alone and dazzled with her flamenco-pop tracks like “Malamente.” On the side of the stage, the Grammy Best New Artist nominee had the support of her friend Kylie Jenner from the Kardashian clan.
Newcomers Sech from Panama and Lunay from Puerto Rico had their chance to shine at the beginning of the show. Sech’s set included the global smash “Otro Trago” and the 19-year-old bebesitoLunay performed his breakthrough hit “Soltera.” DJ Alex Sensation opened Calibash where he was joined onstage by surprise guests the Black Eyed Peas, who were plugging their Bad Boys for Life single “Ritmo” sans J Balvin. Rap star Tyga also popped up during Sensation’s slot.