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Here’s 19 Ways Latinxs Slayed And Played at the Billboard Music Awards

Yes, we have our own Billboard Music Awards Ceremony, but release Latinos to compete against everywhere and we still perform…and win!

You’ll want to see J. Lo’s on-stage wardrobe changes and some pure magic that happened with Camila Cabello.

1. J. Lo only knows how to stun.

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It’s like, the block has changed a whole lot but Jenny just won’t quit. She stole the red carpet with not just her burgundy velvet jacket, snakeskin-patterned skirt and stiletto boots.

2. She actually wore a real $100 bill on her nails.

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We expected to see J.Lo do something extra for her performance of “Dinero” with DJ Khaled, and this was just right.

3. J.Lo walked onto the stage like this.

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But then, girl wore black velvet gloves on stage! Those nails were just for her, not for the stage. #Queen

4. But eventually stripped down to this bejeweled body suit.

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You cannot compete with Jenny from the Block. You just can’t. I really felt for everyone who had to grace that stage after her.

5. Demi Lovato went wild.

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I mean, at least the print on her dress really was wild. Demi was the poised, fierce presence as she ever is, and had an on-stage performance of her own…

6. With none other than Christina Aguilera!

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The duo just released a music video together called, “Fall in Line,” and their message to the patriarchy was p a l p a b l e in their live performance.

7. Christina left her mark on the red carpet.

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Redefining the meaning of feminine authority with a pinstripe suit cape, and stilettos that only a boss could manage.

8. And her rehearsal attire was just as epic.

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She teased her fans the night before the show with this one and I’ll be wearing my french braids and big hoops for the rest of the week.

9. “Fall in Line” is my new feminist anthem.

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Their live performance was surrounded by dancers dressed as soldiers who flanked each diva until they broke free and joined in a duet.

Warning: if you’re a bleeding heart Latino, you will cry.

10. Camila Cabello walked the carpet like she owned it.

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Decked in Chopard and knowing exactly how impeccable she looks, she was kind enough to pose for some pics.

Pro tip: Google her and find all the normal dorky Camila gifs gracing the carpet.

11. Cabello & Pharrell performed the encore.

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Her sultry voice and vampirish outfit change was the only way to close out the night. #POCFTW

12. Plus, you guys #Normila is back.

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After two years of not speaking since Camila left Fifth Harmony, the two reunited for the very first time and all looks more than amicable…

13. They gave us this gold.

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We know that this pose was meant to ship the other’s accomplishments, but it has become a treasure to The Internet.

14. Behold, the best meme we could dig up.

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So glad these two are back together at least. Where you at Third Harmony? Pray with me for a Fifth Harmony reunion, fam. ????

15. Luis Fonsi took home 5 awards for “Despacito.”

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The song is the #1 Billboard award achieving Latin song in history!

Honestly, 2017 wouldn’t have been the same without “Despacito.”

16. Do you think he knew he’d be breaking a record when he walked the carpet?

CREDIT: “Luis Fonsi.” Digital Image. Vogue. 23 May 2018.

Fonsi has won many Latin Billboard awards, but he just went from 0 to 5 Billboard awards in one night, putting him as third most-winning Latin artist behind Shakira.

17. We applaud Hailey Baldwin’s red carpet look. ????????????

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This Brazilian model donned a gown from Alexandre Vauthier’s 2018 collection and golden Jimmy Choo’s to match everything she touches (get it? because it turns to gold?).

18. Z Lala didn’t disappoint this year.

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Esa Boricua is known for her wild hair/hat styles and ensuring that whatever she wears, it is a work of art worthy of museums. Don’t ask me how she got in the car that drove her there though.

19. Ozuna won Latin Artist of the Year!

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Which is a never been done feat in one year, given that he won the same award at the Latin Billboard Awards just last month. We leave you here to bask in the single album that has claimed his fame, Odisea. 

The Premios Juventud 2020 Line Up Is Going To Be The Perfect Escape From Our Collective Reality

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The Premios Juventud 2020 Line Up Is Going To Be The Perfect Escape From Our Collective Reality

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Premios Juventud 2020 is not going virtual, like most other major events. Instead, the awards show is going to be held in-person but with a virtual audience. Here’s who you can expect to take the stage this year.

The Premios Juventud 2020 is going on as planned, just with a virtual audience.

The awards show is celebrating its 20th year this year and the show is going on. The show is being aired from Miami, one of the worst-hit areas in the country for Covid-19, but the show promises to follow all safety standards based on local health guidelines. Here are some of the people you can expect to perform.

Natanael Cana

Cana will be giving corridos tumbados some massive exposure at the awards show. The genre of music is an exciting mix of corridos with trap and urban influences. The sound is something else and fans are excited to see the genre given some love on the stage.

CNCO

The boy band CNCO has become a beloved addition to Latin music. The group was formed after the first season of “La Banda,” a music competition show looking for the hottest new sound. Safe to say that the show’s judges did a good job putting this group together.

Rafa Pabön

Pabön is a major voice of Conciencia Collective and Black Lives Matter. The musician released a song called “Sine Aire” after the George Floyd protests that brought Black Lives Matter to the forefront of American culture. Conciencia Collective hosts weekly talks with We Are Mitú promoting advocacy in the music industry.

And, of course, host Sebastián Yatra.

Yatra will be joined on stage with Danna Paola to perform their duet “No Bailes Sola.” The awards show will definitely be a nice escape from our collective Covid reality. There might not be any fans at the show but the performers are all ready to give a great show to the virtual audience.

READ: A Growing Number Of Celebs Have Tested Positive For Covid-19, Reminding Us All We’re Still In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Taylor Swift Gave Kobe Bryant’s Daughter A Special Gift From Her ‘Folklore’ Music Video And It’s A Reminder That He Was A Big Fan Too

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Taylor Swift Gave Kobe Bryant’s Daughter A Special Gift From Her ‘Folklore’ Music Video And It’s A Reminder That He Was A Big Fan Too

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In her latest music video for “Cardigan”, Taylor Swift wore a cream cable-knit sweater that had gray stars on the elbows. Soon after she revealed that she was selling copies of the sweater on her website, fans went crazy. As part of the promotion for her new album “Folklore” Swift has been sending out replicas of the sweater to celebrities like Jennifer Hudson to promote its release. The album launched last Friday and has already sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide according to Variety.

And while the replica cardigans might be selling fast, Swift made sure to send a very special one to Kobe Bryant’s eldest daughter Natalia.

Swift gave Natalia a replica of the cardigan she wore in the music video.

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“Thank you SO much @taylorswift,” Natalia wrote in a post to her Instagram story over the weekend with a photo of her wearing the cardigan. “I am OBSESSED with ‘folklore’!!!”

The Bryants have long been supporters of Swift over the years.

Kobe Bryant joined Swift onstage during two of her Staples Center performances. Once for her “1989” tour in 2015 and another time in 2018. Back when the singer went on her “Reputation” tour, she posed alongside the Bryants including (Kobe’s late daughter Gigi) backstage.

“My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy,” Swift wrote in response to the crash that killed Bryant in January. “Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.”