DJ Khaled's set was stacked.
Saturday marked the second and final day of the 2017 edition of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. While the day before housed a lineup that included the likes of P!nk, David Guetta, and The Weeknd, Day 2 mamanged to match the energy in a day that hosted sets from Khalid, Migos, and Big Sean to name a few.
Ultimately, it was up to super producer DJ Khaled to close out the festivities, and he took on the challenge with ease when he delivered on all-star roster of surprise guests at the night’s end. With plenty of collaborators in tow, DJ Khaled’s live appearances are always one to remember as he always goes out of his way to boast the hits (and clout) that he’s amassed over the years, and Saturday's outing was no different.
"You know I got surprises right?” he told the crowd in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. “But before I bring surprises mind if I show you how I dance?” With that he launched into his chart-topping “Wild Thoughts” collab with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, putting that now-recognizable salsa number on display.
Khaled then veered into his summer smash “I’m the One,” naturally inviting the likes of Quavo and Chance the Rapper onstage to gift the audience with live iterations of their verses. As is his modus operandi, Khaled had another one, and another one, and another one up his sleeve before the night was over, bringing out Travis Scott later on to performs his “Goosebumps,” and “Butterfly Effect” before tapping singer Demi Lovato for a performance of her “Sorry Not Sorry” single.
Toward the end of the show, DJ Khaled capped off his list of surprises with French Montana to give the crowd a rendition of “Unforgettable.”
Before exiting the stage, he left everyone with a few brief announcements. “Travis Scott new album coming,” he declared, referring to the Houston rapper and soon-to-be father’s forthcoming Astroworld project. “And I'm back in the studio.”
While DJ Khaled’s Grateful dropped just this summer, he’s apparently taking no chances in slipping off the radar anytime soon. Let’s hope to get some promising developments on what he’s cooking up soon.