Best: J Balvin brings global starpower to the stage
It was predicted that "Despacito"
would snag most, if not all four awards. Yet in spite of its monolithic popularity – even a Beyoncé feature – J Balvin's viral jam "Mi Gente" did not make the cut for a
single award. Still, Balvin strived to make a lasting impression – rocking freshly dyed neon blond hair and fuchsia hip-hop windbreakers,
the Colombian megastar channeled a Latin raver Eminem. Appearing alongside
Bad Bunny for hit single "Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola," the glowing trap
tune slyly transitioned into a heavily stylized, more hyped-up "Mi Gente,"
in the good hands of Steve Aoki. Bronx rapper French Montana also
joined the party, presenting their rap ditty duet, "Unforgettable." The dizzying performance was indeed so hard to forget, it should have come with an epilepsy warning.