Justin Bieber Crashes Calibash 2016 To Perform "Sorry" Remix With J Balvin

Justin Bieber Crashes J Balvin Set At Calibash 2016 For Live ‘Sorry’ Remix

No one was sorry to see Justin Bieber crash the stage as J Balvin’s surprise guest at Calibash 2016 last night.

The 21-year-old Prince of Pop joined Colombian-born Latin star Balvin on Sunday night to perform their reggaeton-flavored remix of the Biebs’ hit, “Sorry,” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The occasion was Calibash, the leading Latin urban music concert, which was headlined by the rapper Snoop Dogg and also featured performances from Prince Royce, Nicky Jam, Plan B, Yandel, Farruko, Lil Jon, Becky G, J Alvarez, J Quiles, and more.

“Sorry” is the second single from Justin’s worldwide smash and critically-acclaimed Purpose album. For the past two weeks, it has reigned atop Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. Bieber and Balvin dropped the remix of the song last June.

Post show, the Canadian superstar retweeted a note from Balvin, which proclaimed their music team-up a historical moment for Latin music, before adding, “Had to support my bro @JBALVIN tonight at Staples. We got more coming.” He continued, “Nothing like the rush of the stage.”

Bieber also retweeted video snippets shared by the Staples Center and an Instagram video posted by Balvin.

Balvin shared numerous shots of himself and Bieber backstage and onstage.


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ESTAMOS LISTOS @justinbieber #historia. WE ARE READY SHOW TIME !!! #history #latinos

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The Bieb’s manager, Scooter Braun, also got in on the online action. The father-of-one posted a three-part snap, one of which showed the two singers shaking hands on stage.

A slew of Calibash 2016 concert-goers also shared videos and tweets, including two young girls who looked delighted to take a selfie with Bieber backstage.

Fans also posted images from the concert.

#JBalvin #llanepiso21 #justinbieber #Calibash2016

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When #JustinBieber shows up & dances Reggaeton ???????? #Calibash #JBalvin #Sorry #belieberstatus

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The fun didn’t stop at Calibash for Bieber and Balvin. According to the older singer’s Twitter posts, the duo swung by a recording studio and hung out with Kanye West, Big Sean, and Chance The Rapper.

They may have been part of Ye’s celebrations after completing his highly anticipated new album, Swish.

Balvin later shared a video of himself, Bieber, and longtime collaborative songwriter, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, hanging out at a club and hamming up for the camera.

Celebrando !! @ justinbieber @ poobear !! #colombia #canada #usa #LaFamilia

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Meanwhile, Bieber has just extended his domination of Australia’s ARIA singles chart by logging in seven weeks at No. 1 with “Love Yourself,” another Purpose track.

However, the singer has slipped from the top of the U.K. singles chart after he was dethroned by Shawn Mendes‘ “Stitches” on Friday. “Sorry” is No. 2 on the chart, and “What Do You Mean?” is No. 4.

As per Headline Planet, “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry,” “Love Yourself,” and “I’ll Show You” earned new R.I.A.A. certifications last week, on January 15.

According to the R.I.A.A., “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry” officially notched 4x platinum status on January 15, which means at least 4 million units were shifted in the U.S. of each, with one unit equal to 1 paid download or 100 streams.

“Love Yourself” is now 2x platinum (2 million units), and “I’ll Show You” is now platinum.

Purpose went platinum in the U.S. five weeks after its release on November 13. It debuted at No. 1 atop Billboard’s 200 albums chart a week later.

Check out the Latin remix of “Sorry” below.

[Images via Rory Kramer/Instagram]