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J.Lo Sang About A Ring, ‘Despacito” Swept The Awards And Other Highlights From The Billboard Latin Music Awards

At this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, artists dropped new singles, collaborated for the first time outside the music studio and Mexico’s biggest rock en español band was honored for the members’ contributions to music and social activism.

Here’s how the night kicked off.

Ricky Martin sang solo on stage while dancers held torches, and then the “Fiebre” started.

Then Wilsin y Yandel reunited on stage with Ricky, and it became the first time all three artists performed the song together on stage. The crowd was really into this team up.

CNCO performed their new single “Mamita” on stage after having the most successful debut of a Latin album of 2018 so far. ??

Reggaeton and urban music continued to reign supreme throughout the night, as Wilsin came back on stage with Ozuna. 

There’s a lot of speculation that J.Lo was asking Alex Rodriguez to finally put a ring on it.

She evoked the regal essence of Cleopatra in head-to-toe crystals singing about “El Anillo.” With lyrics like ‘¿Y el anillo pa’ cuando?’ or ‘And the ring, when?’ So, basically not subtle at all.

Nicky Jam and J Balvin gave fans a live look at the viral dance sensation they created with their song “X (Equis).”

Cardi B showed off her baby bump in a pink dress and heels while she jammed with Ozuna for “La Modelo.”

Daddy Yankee , Becky G, Natti Natasha, and Bad Bunny gave a special performance of “Dura, Dura.”

As for the actual awards of the night, the biggest prize of the night went to Ozuna for Artist of the Year, beating out nominees Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin.

None of the remaining three artists went home empty handed though.

With Des-pa-cito being played on repeat throughout last year at every club and on every radio station, it was no surprise the song swept the awards.

The track won Airplay Song, Streaming Song, Latin Pop Song, Digital Song, Hot Latin Song (Vocal Event) and Hot Latin Song.

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber were all honored individually as well.

Bieber won Crossover Artist of the Year thanks to the mega hit, and Luis Fonsi received the Hot Latin Song award for a Male Artist.

Daddy Yankee won the most awards of the night with eight awards, including Songwriter of the Year and Latin Rhythm Artist (Solo) of the year.

J Balvin and Beyoncé were all awarded the Latin Rhythm Song for “Mi Gente.”

Shakira took home Hot Latin Song award for a Female Artist as well as Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo. Calibre 50 took the trophy home for Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group.

Christian Nodal took home the prize for New Artist of the Year and Maluma was helped out by his #Malumaticas as Social Artist of the Year. 

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Nicky Jam received top Latin Album of the Year for his work on “Fénix.”

Maná, one of the most epic bands of all time in Latin American music, was honored with the Latin Billboard Lifetime achievement award for their musical accomplishments and philanthropic work.

Here’s a complete list of all the winners for all categories, including Tropical and Regional Mexican.


READ: The Billboard Latin Music Awards Nominations Are Out And Justin Bieber Is Among The Most Nominated Artists

Did you watch the show? What was your top moment of the night? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sean Hannity Tried To Pronounce ‘Despacito’ And, Well, It’s Not Totally Surprising

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Sean Hannity Tried To Pronounce ‘Despacito’ And, Well, It’s Not Totally Surprising

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Everyone could not stop talking about Joe Biden playing “Despacito” at a recent event. Even Fox News, of course, couldn’t stop talking about it but Sean Hannity made the news on social media. It isn’t because of how he talked about the story. Instead, it was about how he pronounced the song.

Sean Hannity had a real problem with Joe Biden playing “Despacito” at a recent campaign event.

Vice President Biden was in Kissimmee, Florida at a campaign event at the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month when he played “Despacito” in the microphone from his phone. Biden was panned across social media with claims that he was pandering to the Latino community by playing the song. However, it is important to note that Luis Fonsi, the singer of the song, had just introduced him so it seems like a playful moment.

First, some people are really impressed that these are scandals right now for Biden.

President Donald Trump responded to the moment by tweeting a doctored film. The president found the time to find a video where “Despacito” is replaced by N.W.A.’s “F— Tha Police.” The video feeds into President Trump’s campaign against Biden claiming that the former vice president supports defunding the police. Biden has spoken on the issue and is not in favor of defunding police wanting to add to the law enforcement budget.

Some people are curious about how Hannity made it so long without ever hearing the song.

We all remember the times of “Despacito.” The song was on the radio waves on every channel for months. There was no escaping the song because it was everywhere. Somehow, Hannity managed to live during this time and managed to not hear the song as much as the average American.

American truly wants to know how he managed to mispronounce one of the biggest songs in the world.

Like, even Justin Bieber learned how to pronounce the song. It is probably one of the most known Spanish words thanks to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee making it the song of the summer when it was released. The singers even say is slowly and break it down to the syllables.

Of course, this led people to assume how he pronounces other Spanish words that most people know.

We all know people who can’t properly pronounce some Spanish words. Now, there is nothing wrong with mispronouncing a Spanish word. People who really try are often left working on their pronunciation. However, people are surprised that someone could mispronounce such a widely known word.

The moment has reminded some of another famous mispronunciation on Fox News.

In October of 2018, Lou Dobbs was talking to his viewers about the migrant caravan making their way through Mexico heading to the U.S. While reporting on the caravan, Dobbs tried his best to pronounce Huixtla and what came out was definitely not that.

READ: Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Billboard Listed The Top 50 Latin Music Songs Of All Time And Some People Have Questions

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Latin music is something we all grew up with. Our parents raised us on the voices of Celia Cruz and Vicente Fernandez. We cleaned the house and entertained ourselves on road trips to these artists and they are ingrained in our DNA. Billboard recently released a list of the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some are undoubtedly iconic and others just aren’t Latin music.

Billboard dropped their list for the 50 best Latin music songs of all time and some of them are truly classics.

Amor Prohibido” by Selena, “Guantanamera” by Celia Cruz, “El Rey” by Vicente Fernandez, and “El dia que me quieras” by Luis Miguel are just a few of the songs on the list that deserve all the praise. They are songs that transport us to our childhoods and cherished family memories.

The list also includes some newer songs that have rocked out adult worlds. “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Mi Gente” by J Balvin, “El Farsante” by Ozuna, and “Tusa” by Karol G and Nicki Minaj all made the list. Not only do these songs speak to the Latino audience, they have been able to go mainstream sharing our musical culture with the world. That’s something to admire and respect because it gives our community representation like never before.

The list has proven to be just want some people have been asking for.

Tbh, this would make a pretty amazing road trip playlist if you need to pass the time. Nothing like a mix of Latin music songs playing along to give you a big, inclusive sabor of Latin America through music. A little be of Mexico and a little bit of Puerto Rico mixed in with a little bit of Colombia is pure joy and magic.

However, a lot of people are questioning the list’s inclusion of Spanish artists.

The list has various artists who are not Latino, but Spanish. There seems to be an unspoken rule in the music industry that music in Spanish is automatically Latin music. Fans have long been arguing against the industry’s blanket label of Spanish-language music automatically being considered Latin music.

Rosalía, who has arguably become the face of the debate, is listed as having one of the best Latin music songs of all time.

While Rosalía does make some good music, there is a real push to make sure the artists of Latin American roots are uplifted in Latin music. There is nothing wrong with including Rosalía in your Spanish-language playlists but Latin music fans want the distinction made that some artists aren’t Latino.

You can check out the rest of the Billboard list here.

READ: Vogue México Put A Spanish Music Artist On Their Cover And Called Her Latina And Latinos Almost Set Twitter On Fire

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