By: Amanda Lee//
It was a huge night last Thursday at the Billboard Latin Music Awards as superstars Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Luis Fonsi and so many more showed up for the extravaganza. The show was an unforgettable night filled with emotions and surprises and some incredible performances.
Reggaeton superstar Nicky Jam was the big winner of the night taking home six awards. After releasing his album Fenix earlier this year, his first project in 10 years, he took home the awards for hot Latin songs artist of the year, male and Latin rhythm songs artist of the year, solo. His hit song “Hasta el amanecer” won hot Latin song of the year.
Other major winners included the late Juan Gabriel. Gabriel won the coveted artist of the year award as well as top Latin albums artist of the year, male and Latin pop albums artist of the year, solo.
The unstoppable Enrique Iglesias won four awards, including Latin pop songs artist of the year, solo. Iglesias and reggaeton star Wisin both won three awards for their hit collaboration “Duele el corazón”: hot Latin song of the year, vocal event; airplay song of the year; and Latin pop song of the year.
Jennifer Lopez premiered a new song off of her upcoming Spanish album, Mírate. Shortly before she sang, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and many more stars sent special video messages about how impactful J.Lo’s career has been in the music industry.
Other memorable performances include Daddy Yankee and The Blue Man Group performing “Hula Hoop.” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed their worldwide smash “Despacito.” Nicky Jam teamed up with Vin Diesel to perform “El Ganador.” Wisin and Ozuna performed Escápate Conmigo.
Also it’s been less than two years since CNCO won Univision’s La Banda, and the boy band is already taking the world by storm. They took home three awards including best new artist and performed their latest track “Hey DJ” featuring Yandel. This summer, they are planned to embark on their first U.S. tour as opening acts for Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull.
Overall this awards show just shows all the amazing things that can happen when artists team up together.