MIAMI, FL. – Under the theme “Somos un Movimiento” (We Are a Movement), this year’s LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (Latin AMAs) celebrated the best of Latin music with Karol G as the night’s biggest winner earning eight awards, while Becky G, who came into the ceremony as the second most nominated of the night, followed with four awards. LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the eighth edition of the annual award ceremony aired on Univision, UniMás, and Galavisión.
Karol G took home the most coveted award of the night, “Artist of the Year.” She also prevailed as “Streaming Artist of the Year,” and “Best Urban Artist.” MAMIII, the Bichota’s collaboration with Becky G won for “Song of the Year,” “Collaboration of the Year, and “Best Pop/Urban Collaboration.” Becky G also received an award for “Best Regional Mexican Collaboration” for Ya Acabó with Marca MP.
This year, global phenomenon Bad Bunny was awarded with “Best Album of the Year” for his blockbuster album Un Verano Sin Ti . Innovative Argentinian producer Bizarrap won “New Artist of the Year,” and Spanish trailblazer Rosalía picked up “Collaboration Crossover of the Year” for La Fama with The Weekend who also won “Best Crossover Artist.”
The 2023 LATIN AMAs were hosted by Clarissa Molina, Galilea Montijo, Julián Gil, and Natti Natasha. The ceremony kicked off with the world premiere of Jumpin, a new take on House of Pain’s classic Jump Around by Pitbull and hip-hop icon Lil Jon. Next generation artists Omar Courtz and Vikina then joined Mr. Worldwide on stage for a performance of Pone Mal and Take a Shot. This was followed by a special medley by newlywed stars Lele Pons and Guyanaa of Abajito and De Party En Party from their recently launched album Capitulations.
Later in the evening, Grupo Frontera, who won “Best Regional Mexican Song,” delivered a stellar show of Que Vuelvas with Carin León. Catalan star Bad Gyal made her first appearance on stage at the LATIN AMAs with her latest single Chulo. Puerto Rican star Chesca and Dalex gave the audience a steamy performance of their most recent collaboration Easy, while rapidlyemerging trap artist Young Miko hyped up the crowd with her smash hit Lisa. The night continued with the TV debut of Chanel, one of this year’s hottest collaborations by Becky G and streaming sensation Peso Pluma.
Other highlights of the night were the recognitions given to the LATIN AMAs honorees. Legendary Pepe Aguilar received the Latin AMas – Legacy honor after an emotional speech by his daughter and ‘princess of regional Mexican music’ Ángela Aguilar. One of the most important figures in Latin music, Carlos Vives, was also recognized with a Latin AMAs – Legacy recognition for his impeccable musical career, while Prince Royce and David Bisbal were honored as Latin AMAs – Pioneers for their brilliant trajectory.
To wrap up the celebration, reggaeton titan Anuel AA and urbano hitmakers DJ Luianand Mambo Kingz gave a monumental closing with an upbeat performance of Más Rica Que Ayer. Other performers of the night included Chiquis, Danna Paola, Manuel Turizo, Myke Towers, Natti Natasha, Olga Tañón, Wisin, and more.
For the full list of winners, click here.
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