By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
Back at Radio City, Royce proves himself to be just as charming onstage as he is on record and in an interview. For "Incondicional," Phase II's biggest hit, he brings a fan onstage and serenades her over the song's mariachi horns as if she is Juliet standing on the balcony at the House of Capulet.
A long way from the early bachateros playing by themselves on the outskirts of Santo Domingo, he sings in front of a 10-piece band, one that includes three guitarists, two backup singers, and both bongos and a drum kit. After opening with Daddy Yankee collab "Ven Conmigo," he talks to his fans before playing the cover of that 1961 Ben E. King standard that started it all.
"This is your generation!" he tells them. They all scream.