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Natti Natasha Makes Concert Comeback at 2021 Latin Music Week's Billboard En Vivo

Natti Natasha
Mary Beth Koeth

Natti Natasha photographed on Sept. 21, 2021 at the Faena Forum in Miami.

Billboard’s 2021 Latin Music Week continued Friday night (Sept. 24) with its Billboard En Vivo featuring Natti Natasha and Justin Quiles.

Presented by Samsung in partnership with Bacardí, the nearly five-hour event kicked off at 8 p.m. with a fiery set by the Latin Grammy-nominated Mr. Pauer. He hyped up the packed Oasis Wynwood with some Latin bangers from Bad Bunny, Tokischa, Karol G, and many more.

“Playing for a crowd of this magnitude and keeping them entertained for hours is tough,” Mr. Pauer told Billboard after his set. “But they loved it!”

At exactly 10:23 p.m., Quiles jumped onstage wearing an all-black ensemble and performed his Daddy Yankee and El Alfa-assisted hit “Pam.” Joined by a six-member band on stage, Quiles gave an edgy alternative twist to some of his greatest hits such as “Jeans,” “Bellaquita,” “Cuaderno,” “Porfa,” “Que Mas Pues,” “DJ No Pare,” and his debut performance of his Maluma collaboration “La Botella.” The Puerto Rican artist wrapped up his set at 11:17 p.m. with an energetic performance of the summer anthem “Loco.”

Thirty minutes later, the woman of the night got on stage, performing “Frozen” off of her new studio album, Nattividad.

“It’s been two years without getting on a stage,” Natasha, who gave birth four months ago to her first baby girl, told fans. “Not going to lie, I’m a little bit nervous but you guys are all going to sing with me. This is the first of many nights out.”

In between interacting and cheering with the audience, the Dominican urbana performed her top bangers including “Ram Pam Pam,” “Ayer Me Llamo Mi Ex,” “Diosa,” “Fantasias” and the track that put her on the map, “Dutty Love.”

“You guys know how much I love to collaborate,” she said mid-show, bringing on stage Colombian rapper Farina and Argentine trap star Cazzu for a surprise performance of “Las Nenas.” She continued with bangers “No Me Acuerdo,” “Sin Pijama” and “Criminal.”

“We’re here tonight celebrating my new album ‘Nattividad,’” she said before introducing the last song. “Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart.” Natti’s epic concert concluded with her electronic-infused bop “Noches en Miami” at 12:30 p.m.

The 2021 Latin Music Week’s Billboard En Vivo continues Saturday (Sept. 25) with a showcase by Brazilian superstar Anitta.