The 2021 Latin American Music Awards rocked the house and highlighted the best in Latin music. This year, Bad Bunny lead the night with five awards, Karol G and Nicki Minaj took home three awards, and Christian Nodal, Prince Royce, and Shakira each won two.
The night also featured performances from over 30 artists including Alaina Castillo, Ana Bárbara, Anitta, Banda MS, Camilo, Carrie Underwood, Carlos Rivera, Carlos Vives, David Bisbal, Eslabon Armado, Gerardo Ortiz, Joss Favela, Juanes, Juhn, Karol G, Los Dos Carnales, Maluma, Manuel Turizo, Mariah Angeliq, Myke Towers, Natanael Cano, Nicky Jam, Piso 21, Pitbull, Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Sofia Reyes, Wisin, Yandel, Yendry and Ziggy Marley. The show also had special moments and tributes for its highlighted icons of the night Alejandro Fernandez, José Luis Rodriguez “El Puma,” and Ozuna.
Bisbal and Underwood made their debut performance with their song “Tears of Gold.” Wisin, Myke Towers, and Maluma took the stage for the collaboration “Mi Niña,” and La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga and Carlos Rivera performed “No Me Pidas Perdón.”
Carlos Vives and Ricky Martin surprised fans with the premiere of their collaboration “Canción Bonita” and legendary artist Juanes performed “El Amor Después del Amor.”
Highlights of the evening included tributes to Mexican music great Alejandro Fernández, who was presented with the Icon Award; Ozuna, who took the stage to perform a medley of his hits including “Odisea,” “Se Preparó,” “Vaina Loca,” “Dile Que Tu Me Quieres,” “Si Tu Marido No Te Quiere,” and “Síguelo Bailando,” was recognized with the Extraordinary Evolution Award, which he received from his grandmother in an emotional moment; and Jose Luis Rodriguez “El Puma” was recognized with the Legend Award. To honor “El Puma,” David Bisbal, Sofia Reyes, Carlos Rivera and Carlos Vives joined their voices to sing some of his most memorable songs, including “Yo Regresaré,” “Dueño De Nadie,” “Voy a Perder La Cabeza Por Tu Amor,” and “Agárrense De Las Manos.”
In a heartfelt posthumous tribute to “El Poeta del Pueblo” Joan Sebastian, Joss Favela, and Ana Bárbara surprised audiences with a memorable performance of “Eso y Más,” “Me Gustas,” and “Secreto De Amor.” The Latin AMAs stage also featured rising stars Alaina Castillo singing “Bésame mucho,” and Yendry singing “Barrio.”
A complete list of Latin American Music Awards winners can be found at www.LatinAMAs.com.
Adriana Chavez is the editor for Vacancy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org