Peso Pluma took over Miami on Tuesday (Oct. 3) with an intimate showcase at the Faena Theater, just hours after speaking at the Billboard Latin Music Week 2023.
An exclusive show for Latin Music Week attendees, Peso’s “Billboard En Vivo” concert was as expected: packed. The Mexican star delivered a riveting one-hour set to an equally energetic crowd, kicking off with a cinematic intro featuring black-and-white footage of the artist and a giant spider, Peso’s spirit animal.
“Very cool to be here tonight,” Peso said at the beginning of the show. “I want to thank all of you for the support. Let’s sing some corridos because that’s what people want to hear. This is how La Doble P sounds like in Miami.”
Backed by a live band with instruments — such as a tololoche, trombones and trumpets — that powered Peso’s signature sound, he went on to sing such songs as “Rubicón,” “El Belicón,” “Rosa Pastel” with special guest Jasiel Nuñez, “Bye,” “El Azul,” “Lady Gaga,” “AMG,” “PRC” and “Ella Baila Sola.”
“I want to thank my band because without them, none of this would be possible,” the Jalisco-born artist (real name: Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija) told the audience. “I also want to thank my Billboard family. Thank you to the team for all the support.”
Earlier, Peso joined Yng Lvcas and Grupo Frontera’s Adelaido “Payo” Solís and Juan Javier Cantú for The New Mexican Revolution panel at Billboard Latin Music Week 2023, presented by BMI. There, the singer-songwriter spoke on regional Mexican’s music global growth. “We’re now taking this music global, which were able to do because of unity, has others looking at us now. What we’re doing now will be in the history books of Latin music.”
Celebrated for more than 30 years, the 2023 edition of Latin Music Week includes a Superstar Q&A with Shakira; the Legends on Legends chat with Chencho Corleone and Vico C; Making the Hit Live! with Carin León and Pedro Capó; a panel with RBD’s Christian Chávez, Christopher von Uckermann, and Maite Perroni; Superstar Songwriter discussion with Edgar Barrera and Keityn, and, among many other sessions, Q&As and workshops. See the ultimate Latin Music Week guide here. This year’s Latin Music Week, taking place Oct. 2-6, also includes showcases by Peso Pluma, Mike Bahía and Greeicy, DannyLux and Fonseca, to name a few. Check out the dates and times for the showcases throughout the week here.
Official partners of the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Week, taking place Oct. 2-6, include AT&T, Cheetos, CN Bank, Delta Air Lines, Lexus, Netflix, Michelob ULTRA and Smirnoff.
Latin Music Week coincides with the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony, which will broadcast live from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., on Thursday (Oct. 5) and will air on Telemundo. It will also broadcast simultaneously on Universo, Peacock, the Telemundo App, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.