Music Despacito Music Video

Singers Luis Fonsi, left, and Daddy Yankee perform April 27 during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Florida.

Lynne Sladky, AP photo

The hit song of the summer remained in the spotlight during Luis Fonsi's current tour.

The Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, whose blockbuster hit "Despacito" stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for most of the summer, brought his current "Love + Dance" tour to the Rosemont Theatre last week. You might say the current success of "Despacito," the single and its video, was definitely the basis for Fonsi's latest tour. But, it's obvious the singer has much more in his rich musical catalog.

"Thank you for supporting Latin music," Fonsi told the crowd.  The performer delivered a good mix of the romantic selections he's been known for through the years as a strong balladeer in addition to upbeat numbers. The largely female audience was up and dancing during most of the show.

Of course, "Despacito" was celebrated in a big way in concert as Fonsi, his powerhouse band and four dancers offered up the tune twice — once in the middle of the show and again at the end.

Fonsi definitely proved he can keep an audience's attention with more than just one song. He easily moved from his rhythmic, catchy dance tunes to passionate ballads.

His fans were engaged throughout the show as they sang along to songs such as "Por Una Mujer," "Yo Te Propongo," "Gritar" and "Llegaste Tu."

Fonsi also performed an enthusiastic English/Spanish version of "Shut Up and Dance." The singer, who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, addressed the recent hurricane tragedy during his concert. Video footage of the hurricane's aftermath and the people it affected was shown as Fonsi performed "No Me Doy Por Vencido," dedicated to the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico. The video encouraged fans to visit to learn more about donating to the cause.

Upcoming dates on Fonsi's tour include Chile, Russia and Croatia. For more information on Fonsi, visit

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Eloise writes about food and entertainment for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight children in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.