Multi-platinum Puerto Rico-born singer-songwriter Farruko made his American late night TV debut last night, performing his global hit “PEPAS” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Flanked by two singers and a triumphant trumpeter in a colorful backdrop that reflects the song’s club-ready theme, Farruko enthusiastically performed his verses and egged on the crowd during the song’s anthemic chorus.
Watch the performance above.
The performance highlights the latest milestone in the song’s road to world-conquering success. “PEPAS” landed Farruko the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Hot Dance/Electronic Songs,” “Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales,” “Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs,” and “Latin Digital Song Sales” charts.
The track currently ranks at #6 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart, with nearly 303 million total streams, surpassing 2.9 million daily streams, and at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart for 6 consecutive weeks.
“PEPAS” is featured on LA 167, the two-time Latin GRAMMY award winner’s brand new album. Named after the main highway that runs through his hometown of Bayamón, PR, the project finds the global chart-topping reggaetonero further defying industry standards — creating an eclectic ambiance fit for various subcultures and genres. Intentionally crafted to honor the intersections of the culture of Bayamon and the legacy of his late grandfather, the album displays a Farruko that is nostalgic, festive, vulnerable, and proud. The 25-track album’s expansive sound incorporates nostalgic perreo beats, weaves in the “pilita” or EDM trends popularized in the neighboring country of the Dominican Republic, and his traditional love for Jamaica’s reggae—all while remaining loyal to his grittier influences like his trap, drill, and reggaeton essence.