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People Were In Tears Over ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Airing A Puerto Rico Special

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has gone on the road several times since Jimmy Fallon took over the hosting role in 2014. This year, he decided to travel to “the Island of Enchantment” when he heard Lin-Manuel Miranda was reprising his role as Hamilton to benefit a performing arts organization in Puerto Rico.

Fallon’s Tuesday night show served a dual purpose of raising awareness for much-needed tourism to help the island’s economy, as well as an opportunity to donate funds to local small businesses on the island.

In the first scenes of the taped show, Fallon sang “The Story of Tonight” from Hamilton in full costume while walking along the streets of Puerto Rico with Bad Bunny.

Appearing in his chill uniform yellow hoodie, Bad Bunny sang “MIA” with a full-on band and accompanying dancers as Fallon and The Roots’ Questlove and Black Thought joined in on the percussion. BTW, take a look at Questlove’s Immigrant shirt. ???? ????

The lively performance wrapped up with “Ole, Ole, Ole” and some Puerto Ricans got choked up at how the performance encompassed the spirit of their beloved island.

How many Puerto Ricans out there felt ewmotional watching this performance?

Some loyal “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” fans wanted the ensemble to rock “MIA” with school instruments, but hey, still a good rendition!

After the first commercial break, Fallon sat down for an intimate interview with Miranda on topics ranging from what was his most vivid memory after Hurricane Maria, to why he brought the show to Puerto Rico, and what it was like to work with former President Barack Obama.

The Hamilton creator said the silence coming from the island is what he remembered most following the aftermath Hurricane Maria.

Since then, his father Luis has been working tirelessly to bring Miranda’s award-winning show to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief efforts.

Miranda told Fallon all proceeds from his Hamilton performance at the Bellas Artes theater will benefit performers of the Flamboyan Arts Fund.

Miranda noted artists and performers are seen as an afterthought in hurricane relief efforts, but need donations to help them perform and study the craft they love.

Of course, Fallon needed to show his audience a beautiful bird’s eye view of Puerto Rico.

The talk show host took a Go-Pro and did some face first zip lining showing off the natural beauty in Puerto Rico.

Fallon even spoke with world-renowned chef José Andrés on the serene beaches of Piñones.

Chef Andrés spoke with Fallon about his own relief efforts to help on the island, including writing a book about his efforts titled “We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time.”

Fallon also revealed he donated $250,000 to an organization helping small businesses on the island.

Fallon asked for some help from Jose Feliciano and Ozuna to wrap up his visit. Both performers sat next to each other in an outdoor plaza with LED candles glittering in the night.

Talk about a coming together of Puerto Rican musical greats.

Twitter users got emotional once the two of them started singing the official love letter to the island, “En Mi Viejo San Juan.”

The song has a long history in Puerto Rican music and for good reason. The song captures and celebrates the emotions The Puerto Rican people feel for their homeland.

Viewers were in tears watching these two perform one of the greatest songs about Puerto Rico.

Maybe now people will forget about his tossling President Trump’s hair during the campaign?

Some people even credit Fallon for bringing them home.

As he signed off, Fallon kept the emotional night going by saying “Gracias Puerto Rico, de todo corazon.” Thank you for making your own love letter to Puerto Rico, Fallon.

READ: Chef Jose Andres Served Millions Of Meals In Puerto Rico And Now He’s Been Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize

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Urban Divas United Highlights: Ivy Queen’s Throwbacks, Nesi Perrea Sola And More


Urban Divas United Highlights: Ivy Queen’s Throwbacks, Nesi Perrea Sola And More

Over the weekend, the Urban Divas United concert was streamed online. Puerto Rican icon Ivy Queen led an impressive lineup of women that included rising stars like Chesca and Mariah Angeliq. Nesi from Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola” also appeared.

Ivy Queen’s “Yo Quiero Bailar” live was everything.

The queen of reggaeton music, Ivy Queen, was the headliner of the night. This was her first time performing since singing with Gloria Trevi at Premio Lo Nuestro in February. Ivy queen came through with the classics like “Yo Quiero Bailar.”

Ivy also performed with the other women in the show.

In the spirit of camaraderie among the women, Ivy Queen also performed live duets. A standout was Ivy Queen’s performance of her bachatón hit “Te He Querido Te He Llorado” with Goyo of ChocQuibTown, Nesi, and Chesca. Ivy Queen also teamed up with Spanish pop star Natalia Jiménez for her powerful ballad “La Vida Es Así.”

Puerto Rican singer Chesca performed her latest single “Como Tú (Dirty).”

Her collaborator De La Ghetto appeared from a video on the ground as she was dancing. Mariah Angeliq, who featured on recent albums by Karol G and Ovi, also took to the stage. She performed her breakthrough hit “Perreito.”  

You can watch the whole show below.

Nesi, who wrote and sings on Bad Bunny’s hit from his YHLQMDLG album, performed the perreo-de-résistance alone. Other performers of the night included La Duraca, Corina Smith, Nohemy, and Snow Tha Product. Urban Divas United was presented by Neutrogena in collaboration with Conciencia Collective.

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Bad Bunny Defeats The Miz, Announces U.S. Tour Dates at WWE Wrestlemania


Bad Bunny Defeats The Miz, Announces U.S. Tour Dates at WWE Wrestlemania

Bad Bunny made all his dreams come true this weekend at Wrestlemania. The Puerto Rican superstar defeated his WWE rival The Miz and announced a U.S. tour.

Bad Bunny and The Miz finally faced off in the ring.

Bad Bunny made his Wrestlemania debut on Saturday night. After the past few months of a growing rivalry with Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, the two took it to the ring in a main event match. Benito walked out to his song “Booker T,” an homage to the WWE legend. It was exciting to hear the announcer say, “From Vega Baja, Puerto Rico: Bad Bunny!” Benito teamed up with Damien Priest against The Miz and John Morrison. After a few high-flying moves, the Boricua duo emerged victorious.

Like many wrestling fans, The Miz was impressed by Bad Bunny’s Wrestlemania debut.

The WWE caught up with The Miz and Morrison after their defeat. The Miz echoed much of the WWE fandom’s thoughts that night after seeing Bad Bunny commit to his performance in the ring. “I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this, but he gained my respect,” The Miz said. Morrison made a bad pun after saying there was a “luck factor” involved because “rabbits are lucky.”

Triple H helped Bad Bunny announce his 2022 U.S. tour.

During night two of Wrestlemania, Bad Bunny dropped his surprise announcement of his 2022 U.S. Tour. In the clip, WWE legend Triple H thanks Benito for his “amazing” job at Wrestlemania and then passes him a suitcase. While sitting on top of his El Último Tour Del Mundo big rig, Bad Bunny finds a microphone inside of the suitcase.

Bad Bunny’s U.S. Tour will kick off on Feb. 9 in Denver. From dates revealed so far, the tour will run until April 2022. The tickets go on-sale on Friday, April 16, at 12PM local time.

Bad Bunny 2022 U.S. Tour Dates:

2/9 Denver CO – Ball Arena
2/11 El Paso, TX – Utep Don Haskins Center
2/13 Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena
2/16 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
2/18 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
2/23 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
2/24 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
2/25 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
2/28 Portland, OR – Moda Center
3/1 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
3/3 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
3/5 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
3/6 Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena
3/10 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
3/14 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
3/16 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
3/18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
3/19 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
3/22 Boston, MA – TD Garden
3/23 Montreal, QC – Bell Center
3/25 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
3/26 Charlotte, NJ – Spectrum Center
3/27 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
3/29 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
4/1 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena

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