The third annual Latin American Music Awards featured pomp and circumstance, lots of musical moments, and an inaugural award presentation that proves it isn’t always about the limelight.
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Enrique Iglesias presented the very first Latin American Music Awards Dick Clark Achievement Award to Pitbull for his inspiring humanitarian efforts and his dedication to music.
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Recently the airwaves have been filled with news about Puerto Rico and the devastating natural disasters that have plagued the United States, Caribbean, and Meso-America in the past couple of months.
While the politicians were having a battle of words via social media, Pitbull was ensuring that Puerto Rican cancer patients were safe and receiving the treatments they needed by using his own initiative…and private plane…to quietly transport them to Miami.
In his acceptance speech the Cuban-American artist said that he wanted to inspire those who were helpless right now and reminded us all that this country was built by immigrants.
Currently on tour with Iglesias, Pitbull performed his new single “Por Favor” with Fifth Harmony.
Other artists performing at the gala event were Becky G, Camila Cabello, Bad Bunny, and Prince Royce.
The winners at the 2017 Latin American Music Awards:
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New Artist of the Year: Ozuna
Artist of the Year: Enrique Iglesias
Song of the Year: “Deja Vu” by Prince Royce and Shakira
Album of the Year: “Primera Cita” by CNCO
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Gloria Trevi
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group: CNCO
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: “Primera Cita” by CNCO
Favorite Pop/Rock Song: “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” by CNCO
Favorite Regional Mexican Artist: Gerardo Ortiz
Favorite Regional Mexican Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Favorite Regional Mexican Album: “Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey” by Jenni Rivera
Favorite Regional Mexican Song: “Adios Amor” by Christian Nodal
Favorite Urban Artist: J Balvin
Favorite Urban Song: “Felices Los 4” by Maluma
Favorite Tropical Artist: Prince Royce
Favorite Tropical Album: “Five” by Prince Royce
Favorite Tropical Song: “Deja Vu” by Prince Royce and Shakira
Favorite Collaboration: Enrique Iglesias with Descemer Bueno, Zion and Lennox for “Subeme La Radio”
Favorite Crossover Artist: Selena Gomez