“Despacito”, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, showed that she is the queen of this summer par excellence taking two of the ten statuettes that today gave the Premios Juventud, who celebrated for the fourteenth time the irreverent but at the same time committed face of the Latin “millenials”.
The best singing song and perfect combo awards are the first to receive “Despacito”, a song that has broken down barriers to music in Spanish and presumably will take many more prizes from now on.
His was the most visible success of a night full of Latin music stars like Shakira, who along with Coldplay performed from Hamburg (Germany), J Balvin and Maluma.
Maluma was in charge of opening the gala with his success “Felices los 4”, in which he had the surprise collaboration of Puerto Rican Marc Anthony, an apparition that ignited the wick of general madness in the Watsco Center of the University of Miami, Where these awards were given by popular vote.
The Colombian also took two Premios Juventud of the seven that he chose, and both were for his facet as an influencer in social networks.
Maluma won the prize for best Instagram, for being the artist that best connects with his followers in that social network, and best fashionista, for his facet as a trendsetter.
The hit singer like “Borro Cassette” grabbed the microphone and dedicated it to the young, so that they dress “as they want”.
“The fashion is yourselves,” added Maluma, wrapped in a gilded “bomber” blazer with diamonds and a classic tupé.
“He’s super handsome and his music is as hot as he is,” said Australian Iggy Azalea, a special guest at night.
“Shaky Shaky” by Daddy Yankee, took the recognition for best song to dance and “Reggaetón lento” and the guys from CNCO made the best song for “chill” after presenting the special prize “Idol of the Juventud “for the Spanish Enrique Iglesias for his musical trajectory.
Iglesias was nominated for two more awards, but he did not take any, something that the Mexican Caliber 50 did with “I’ll always love you”, which was the best song for the “exchange” “truck.”
The Mexican group Reik, with “I already knew”, obtained the award for the best song to love and minutes before, on the gray carpet, its members had told Efe that this award would be “special” for them because the whole band Likes to know that they composed “the song that some couple fell in love with.”
The gala, hosted by presenters Alejandra Espinoza and Danilo Carrera, continued with the performances of stars such as the Colombian J Balvin, who also won the award for best video for “Sigo extrañándote.”
Balvin performed his new single, “Mi Gente”, and in his performance was the Italian billionaire Gianluca Vacchi, who accompanied the Medellin with his eccentric dances and also gave a prize.
It was a different edition of the awards, a must for the Latin summer, which was a face-lift with regard to previous editions, since the categories of Cinema, Sports, Novels and Networks were suppressed, and the ten categories remained Relating to music.
However, the awards gave a social twist in which the most anticipated performance of the night, announced just hours before, of the Colombian Shakira with Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay.
The Miami gala connected with the Global Citizen event that took place in Hamburg, where they sang together “I fell in love” with the good cause of “ending extreme poverty by 2030”.
In addition, the meeting in Miami also included a category called Agents of Change, which hosted six Hispanic artists and presenters under the age of 30 who have participated in various causes.