Las Vegas (USA), April 21 (EFE). – Carol G and Bad Bunny confirmed their dominance of Latin music by winning the 2022 Latin American Music Awards, which took place Thursday night exceptionally at the Michelob Ultra Arena sports venue in Las Vegas (USA).
Despite being the protagonists of the night, neither the Colombian, who was crowned Artist of the Year, nor the Puerto Rican were seen at the ceremony.
In the distribution of these awards submitted to the popular vote, Carol G. left no place for the rest of the nominees. He was also named Best Female Artist, Best Urban Singer, Album of the Year and Best Urban Album for “KG0516” as well as the Collaboration of the Year with “The Hidden” alongside Maria Angelique.
“I wasn’t really expecting to win, so I’m a little surprised,” said Maria Angelique, as she handed the trophy and greeted her partner from a distance.
Bad Bunny, for his part, won Best Urban Singer, Best Viral Topic for “AM,” Favorite Song of a Tropical Genre for “Fulfi,” and Best Urban Song and Song of the Year for “Dukitty.” It is an award that J. Cortez received and dedicated to the rest of Puerto Rican artists.
Among the remaining winners, Christian Nodal stands out with four titles, including his fourth consecutive win as a favorite Mexican regional genre artist and in honor of his “exceptional development”.
“Arriba México!” he said excitedly. , dedicating the honorary title to all the people who supported him during his “five years of his career”.
The concert, which lasted for more than three hours, began with a message of solidarity with Ukraine by the Black Eyed Peas, with a bilingual review of their song “Where’s the Love” (“Where’s the Love”), which Ukrainians participated in and singer NK participated in the concert and the rest of the guests joined to the party.
Among the rest of the performances, Jesse and Joey also featured their song “Respirar”, Luis Fonsi, who made the audience dance with the premiere of “Dolce”, and Gloria Trevi who performed in flamenco style “La Recaída” for the first time.
Greetings Lupita D’Alessio
The Latin American Music Awards have suspended their ceremony to honor Mexican actress and singer Lupita de Alessio, who received the Legend Award for her 77th birthday.
D’Alessio, better known as “The Sleeping Lioness,” received the “El Puma” award from José Luis Rodríguez.
She said enthusiastically in a speech thanking the Mexican, Latin American and American audiences for “keeping her alive” over 50 years of work.
The star subsequently performed a variety of her songs: “I’m Sorry, My Love”, “This Man”, “I Can’t Wait to See You Again”, “Kearney”, “Modanzas” and “Lies”.
Mexican Regional, Protagoni of Gala
The regional Mexican genre came to prominence during broadcasts thanks to performances by Los ngeles Azules, Caliber 50, Gerardo Ortiz and of course Christian Nodal, who, in addition to singing his songs, provided his latest collaboration with rapper Gera MX, “Botella after Bottle”, both of which challenged the boundaries of musical styles.
Urban music was in attendance thanks to Ozuna and Jhay Cortez, while Maria Becerra led the advocates of the new Argentine voice, receiving Best New Artist of the Year.
Additionally, the “remix” version of the song “Entre Nostoros”, written by Thiago BZK, Becerra herself, Litt Keelah and Nikki Nicole – who were unable to attend the event – roused the audience from their seats in a sign that the urban Argentine had gained ground on the scene. In full swing in Latin America. EFE
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