The Latin American Music Awards were held at Florida’s BB&T Center on Thursday, April 15, with Bad Bunny and Karol G leading as the night’s biggest winners, snagging some of the biggest honors of the ceremony.
Bad Bunny was awarded in five separate categories, including Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Urban Artist. His album Las Que No Iban a Salir won Favorite Urban Album and his project YHLGMDLG was named Album of the Year. Rounding off winning in five of his eight nominated categories, Bad Bunny was also awarded Artist of the Year.
While Karol G’s global smash collaboration with Nicki Minaj “Tusa” took home three awards including Favorite Urban Song, Collaboration of the Year and the coveted Song of the Year. The song was awarded Favorite Latin Song at last year’s AMAs, as well. During the award show, she performed another collaboration, “El Makinon,” with Mariah Angeliq.
Selena Gomez was awarded Favorite Video for “De Una Vez” from her Spanish-language EP Revelación recently released in March. Also nominated in the category was the collaboration “Tears of Gold” from country music star Carrie Underwood and Spanish crooner David Bisbal. Underwood and Bisbal performed their first-ever television performance of “Tears of Gold” during the broadcast.
More of the biggest names in Latin music took the stage at this year’s Latin AMAs. Juanes performed “El Amor Después del Amor” and Ricky Martin teamed up with Carlos Vives for “Canción Bonita.” Nicky Jam tackled “Fan De Tus Fotos” and Camilo performed “Tuyo Y Mío” with Los Dos Carnales.
The night’s performance lineup also featured Eslabon Armado, Wisin, Myke Towers, Maluma, Anitta, Alaina Castillo, Banda MA, Carlos Rivera, Juhn, Gerardo Ortiz, José Luis Rodríguez, Manuel Turizo, Yandel, Yendry, Natanael Cano, Pitbull, El Alfa, IAmChino, Lenier and Omar Courtz.