While many in the entertainment world had their eyes on a partially remote Emmy Awards show Sunday night, another show was going on in New York.
Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, performed atop a bus driving through the streets of New York to honor essential workers and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
The 90-minute show began at Yankee Stadium, cutting through the Bronx and Washington Heights before landing outside Harlem Hospital, where the artist performed his finale in honor of frontline workers, according to a Univision news release.
The performance, which was livestreamed for free, also honored the third anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017, resulting in an estimated 4,600 deaths and at least $43 billion in damages.
J Balvin – who has collaborated with Bad Bunny a number of times over the past few years including their 2019 album "Oasis," the song "I Like It" with Cardi B and their joint appearance at this year's Super Bowl halftime show alongside Jennifer Lopez and Shakira – plus artists Sech and Mora also made virtual guest appearances.
In addition to his high-profile Super Bowl halftime show appearance, the 26-year-old Puerto Rico native showed up on a remote episode of "Saturday Night Live" in April, and has made history on the cover of multiple magazines. He became the first man other than Hugh Hefner to appear solo on the cover of Playboy and the first Latin urban musician to pose for the cover of Rolling Stone (his girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri, became the first Latina to shoot a Rolling Stone cover photo and Latin music editor Suzy Exposito was the first Latina to write a cover story for the magazine).
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