J Balvin Makes History As Lollapalooza’s First Latinx Headliner

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J Balvin performs on day three of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Chicago. Amy Harris / Associated Press
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J Balvin performs on day three of Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Chicago. Amy Harris / Associated Press

J Balvin Makes History As Lollapalooza’s First Latinx Headliner

This weekend, Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin became the first Latinx artist to ever headline Lollapalooza.

Balvin is known for his start-studded collaborations — working with everyone from Beyonce, to Cardi B, to Sean Paul. He’s won 3 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 3 Latin Grammys, 2 MTV Music Video Awards, and 4 American Music Awards.

WBEZ’s Araceli Gomez-Aldana sat down with Vocalo’s Rocío Santos to talk about J Balvin, his music, and what this moment means for Chicago’s biggest music festival.

Click play to hear their conversation.