Photo: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez and the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin & Yandel put on a spectacular show in San Juan during the much anticipated return of the New York singer to Puerto Rico after 11 years away from the Caribbean island.
The Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in the Puerto Rican capital was jam-packed Friday with fans eager to see one of the island’s top concerts of the year, dubbed “Follow the Leader” for the video the three artists made together.
The show began with Jennifer Lopez taking the stage hidden behind a shell of white plumes.
The singer lost her Russian fur hat and was raised aloft and carried by her dancers to center stage, where she cried “Puerto Rico, let’s do it!” to the audience’s ecstatic assent.
Lopez sang “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “I’m Into You” and “Waiting For Tonight,” songs that boyfriend Casper Smart followed from behind the scenes, since that night he did not accompany his girlfriend onstage.
Instead the artist had as a guest before the footlights her ex-husband and the father of her children, Marc Anthony, with whom she did a duet of “No Me Ames” (You Don’t Love Me) to more audience applause.
Wisin & Yandel‘s performance that followed kicked off with the numbers “Mirala Bien” (Look Closely) and “Pam Pam” which got the capacity crowd up and dancing in Puerto Rico’s Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum.
The duo sang a score of their all-time hits, including “Abusadora” (Abuser), “Estoy Enamorado” (I’m in Love), and “Te Siento” (I Feel You).
American rapper 50 Cent appeared as a guest of the duo, followed by the final number of the concert “Follow the Leader,” with Jennifer Lopez once more onstage.