Premios Juventud” (PJ / Youth Awards) announced it will honor global superstar Daddy Yankee with its prestigious “Agent of Change” award. The 18th edition of summer’s most awaited celebration will air on Thursday, July 22, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Univision.
“At ‘Premios Juventud,’ we have celebrated Daddy Yankee for his enormous contributions to Latin Music as a global icon. This year, we are proud to honor his exemplary role as a humanitarian driving change in our community and the world,” said Ignacio Meyer, SVP of Music, Nonfiction, and Development at Univision. “His outstanding work helping the most vulnerable, whether it is with Daddy’s House or supporting other initiatives, makes him an inspiration to our youth and one of this year’s recipients of our prestigious ‘Agent of Change’ award.”
Daddy Yankee is the first artist announced to receive an “Agent of Change” award in this year’s show. His efforts to combat world hunger include Daddy’s House, an organization he founded in the Dominican Republic, dedicated to feeding kids daily. In addition, the king of reggaeton has participated in various initiatives with Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos, and Red Cross.
As previously announced, live from the Watsco Center in Miami, Alejandra Espinoza will host summer’s most awaited celebration, along with other hosts scheduled to be announced at a later date. Borja Voces will be the backstage host, bringing fans the latest news. “PJ Takeover,” the popular one-hour pre-show, will be hosted by Gabriel Coronel, Jomari Goyso, Roberto Hernández, Clarissa Molina, and Fátima Molina.
For the complete list of nominees and to vote for their favorite artists and influencers, fans can visit PremiosJuventud.com as well as the Uforia app. The voting period ends on Monday, June 28.