Premio Lo Nuestro Kicks Off The Year With Star-studded Performances and Wins

MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 18: Luis Fonsi and Rauw Alejandro perform onstage during Univision’s 33rd Edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina at AmericanAirlines Arena on February 18, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Univision)

Univision’s “Premio Lo Nuestro,” the first music awards show of the year, kicked off 2021 Thursday night in Miami at the American Airlines Arena. During the gala, “Premio Lo Nuestro” received the Guinness World Record for the longest-running Latin music awards show in the world.

The four-hour celebration began with the pre-show “Noche de Estrellas,” which aired LIVE from the magenta carpet.
Maluma, made his world premiere of “Agua de Jamaica” and “La Burbuja” from his recently launched album “#7DJ: 7 Días en Jamaica.” Maluma tambien canto “Hawái.”
La noche también invluyo un homenaje al legendario y creador de Fania All Stars Johnny Pacheco. The tribute by “El Caballero de la Salsa” Gilberto Santa Rosa, along salsa star José Alberto “El Canario,” acclaimed music producer Sergio George and popular flautist Néstor Torres, featured the evergreen classics “Mi Gente” and “Quítate Tu.” 

FEBRUARY 18: (L-R) Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony perform onstage during Univision’s 33rd Edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina at AmericanAirlines Arena on February 18, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Univision)

Another show-stopper performance included a historic number featuring the king of reggaeton Daddy Yankee and the king of salsa Marc Anthony, who alongside acclaimed producer Sergio George, performed for the very first time together on stage their instant hit “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta.” “Premio a la Excelencia” (Excellence Award) recipient Wisin was honored by reggaeton stars Jhay Cortez, Rauw Alejandro and Zion & Lennox, with a surprise participation by the vallenato, cumbia and pop superstar Carlos Vives. The popular artists performed Wisin’s popular songs “Fiel,” “Mayor Que Yo,” “Vacaciones” and “Nota de Amor.”
The queen of reggaeton Ivy Queen came on stage to celebrate “Premio a la Trayectoria” (Trajectory Award) recipient Gloria Trevi. Together, the duo performed Trevi’s popular songs “Pelo Suelto,” “Cinco Minutos,” “Todos Me Miran,” “Grande,” and “Gloria.” 

The star-studded 33rd edition of “Premio Lo Nuestro” also included the following memorable performances:

  • Marking her “Premio Lo Nuestro” debut, global superstar, actress and activist Selena Gomez, performed a special version of her song “Baila Conmigo,” along urban phenomenon Rauw Alejandro.
  • The world premiere of global star Luis Fonsi’s newest hit “Vacío,” alongside urban phenomenon Rauw Alejandro.
  • The premiere of the mega popular band CNCO’s “Tan Enamorados” with Latin ballad star Ricardo Montaner. CNCO also performed “Un Beso,” “Entra En Mi Vida,” and “Dejaría Todo,” from their new album Déjà Vu.
  • A thrilling performance featuring globally acclaimed trap artist Anuel and reggaeton global star Ozuna closed the night. The two superstars premiered the songs “RD” and “Antes” from their most recent production, Los Dioses.
  • The world premiere of “Víctimas Las Dos,” the first collaboration by two of the biggest artists in the tropical genre Victor Manuelle and La India.
  • As part of the celebration of hope and resilience, the beloved Montaner family (Evaluna, Mau y Ricky, andRicardo Montaner), joined by singer-songwriter Camilo, performed their anthem during the global pandemic “Amén.” The fan-favorite Camilo and rising star El Alfa, took the stage to perform their hit collaboration “Bebé.”
  • The TV premiere of popular singer-songwriter Prince Royce and urban music star Natti Natasha’s newest single “Antes Que Salga El Sol.”
  • International star Maluma and pop star Carlos Rivera delighted their fans performing their new song “100 años.”The performance was a historic moment for Maluma, who had never done a regional Mexican song on stage.
  • In a cross-over performance, regional Mexican band Grupo Firme and pop artist Chesca hit the stage with their song “El Cambio.” Lenín Ramírez, the regional Mexican singer-songwriter also performed with the popular band their song “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo.”
  • For the first time on TV, regional Mexican singer-songwriter Joss Favela and rising star Jessi Uribe, performed their hit collaboration “El Alumno.”
  • Justin Quiles, reggaeton newest hitmaker and songwriter, performed a medley of his songs “Jeans” and “PAM.”
  • Reggaeton legendary duo Zion & Lennox performed with rising star El Alfa their popular song “Gota Gota.” 

Pero it was el conejo malo, Bad Bunny who was the biggest winner of the night, taking home 7 awards. Pop sensation Camilo and popular regional Mexican band Grupo Firme won 5 awards each. Global star Karol G, regional Mexican star Lenin Ramirez and bachata king Romeo Santos were also among the top winners of the night with 3 recognitions each. Regional Mexican music superstar Christian Nodal, global urban phenomenon Farruko, world sensation Maluma, international superstar Nicki Minaj and the mega popular band Reik received two awards each.

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