Colombian Reggaeton chart-topper will play The Arena, the brand-new venue on Yas Island, on 5 September 

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 August, 2019: Colombian Reggaeton singer J Balvin has been confirmed to play at The Arena, Yas Island’s brand new indoor venue, on 5 September as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. The inaugural seven-day fight-and-fitness-themed festival will feature a series of nightlife and entertainment events organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) to complement the UAE capital’s mega UFC® 242 event.

Known as Reggaeton’s global ambassador, J Balvin is now one of the top streaming music artists in the world, regardless of language, and is propelling Latin music to unprecedented worldwide prominence. Balvin 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. With his wide-ranging collaborations, Balvin has now collected 16 #1 Billboard hits and over 20 billion YouTube views.  He has been the #1 global artist on that video platform for the last six weeks.

The concert will mark Balvin’s UAE debut as he finishes off the two-night Abu Dhabi Showdown Week ultimate concert series, which also includes a performance by superstar rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers on 4 September.

Tickets to UFC242 are almost sold out and the only remaining tickets available are part of hotel packages that include an overnight stay as well as entry to the event.
From Dhs360. Thu Sep 5. The Arena, Yas Island, www.adshowdownweek.com.

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