Luis Fonsi coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall Sept. 20

Luis Fonsi coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall Sept. 20

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Ruth Eckerd Hall welcomes international artist Luis Fonsi on Sept. 20.

CLEARWATER – International artist Luis Fonsi will bring his highly anticipated Love + Dance World Tour to 14 cities in the United States – including one performance Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

Tickets start at $53.25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.r­uthec­kerdh­all.c­om. For more information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.l­uisfo­nsi.c­om.

Just as the name indicates, Love + Dance World Tour will showcase the best of Fonsi’s music, which spans almost two decades. Through an extensive repertoire that combines his greatest ballads such as “No Me Doy Por Vencido,” “Aquí Estoy Yo,” “Nada Es Para Siempre” and “Imagíname Sin Ti,” among others, with his up-tempo songs like “Por Una Mujer,” “No Te Cambio Por Ninguna,” “Corazón en La Maleta” and his mega global hit “Despacito.”

“Despacito” topped the charts of 47 countries and reached the Top 10 of 10 other countries. The reggaeton-pop song was the first song primarily in Spanish to top the Billboard Hot 100 since “Macarena” (Bayside Boys Mix) in 1996. The song’s music video is the first video to reach over 3 billion views on YouTube.

“Despacito” – Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s original song and remix featuring Justin Bieber from Universal Music Latin Entertainment – has officially become the most streamed track of all time, just six months after its release.

“Streaming is a connector for audiences worldwide and it has helped my music reach every corner of the planet,” Fonsi said in a press release by Universal Music Group. “It is truly an honor that ‘Despacito’ is now the most streamed song in history.”

“Luis Fonsi already had the undisputed, biggest song of the year – and now he’s setting even bigger records,” said Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group. “Streaming has opened up the possibility of a song with a different beat, from a different culture and in a different language to become a juggernaut of success around the world. My congratulations to Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, as well as everyone at Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Republic Records and Def Jam, on this tremendous accomplishment.”

“Streaming has democratized music consumption, it has made Latin music increasingly relevant on the charts and it has amplified our songs and videos to a world stage,” said Jesús Lopez, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. “‘Despacito’ has broken every record thanks to Luis Fonsi’s talent and creativity, which have positioned him as a pillar of Latin music for the past 20 years. I also congratulate Erika Ender, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber for their valuable contributions, as well as the different teams involved in the success of this song.”

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