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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?

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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. 

Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray is one of the hottest artists in music right now. The young man is delivering music and lewks that we didn’t know we needed. Let’s take a moment to admire the artist who si giving us some new music.

This is Solomon Ray and he is not shy about showing off who he is.

One of the most iconic quotes from Juan Gabriel and it still rings true today. How many times has someone in your family asked about your sexuality? Like, obviously it is what you suspect it to be so why the third-degree, tía?

He’s a Britney stan, which is still so very important.

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She might have one of the most bizarre Instagram accounts ever created, but that’s just part of her. Britney is an American treasure and should be protected and honored at all times no matter what. It’s a good thing that Ray understands the importance of loving the pop icon.

He knows how to give you all of those rancho vibes.

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Those chains against the hairy chest are really just everything. Honestly, we should be thanking him for being able to serve us such diverse lewks. We should aspire to have a man that can do both.

Ray even does the thing when he is at work.

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Just like mami always said, “You can never be overdressed.” Mom instilled in us the importance of always being well put together no matter what. We dress up to hang out in the living room to hang out when the family comes over. Seems like Ray would be the perfect man to bring around.

Look at him being all chill with Mariah Carey.

Like, we get it. You have famous friends and know people who are just incredibly awesome. Well, if you do know Mariah Carey, let’s go ahead and plan a dinner date. You know, for networking.

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Take A Look Inside J Balvin’s Gorgeous Homes And Prepare For Some Serious House Envy

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Take A Look Inside J Balvin’s Gorgeous Homes And Prepare For Some Serious House Envy

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Fact: J Balvin is a fashion icon. Apart from inspiring millions of fans with hit after hit, the reggaetonero is well known for his iconic looks that also inspire his stans. Whether its leopard print-dye hair or a fashion-forward collection in partnership with Guess, Balvin is an artist with an eye for pretty much everything.

With such an outrageous and fashion-forward aesthetic, many fans may be surprised to see where the Colombian superstars calls home.

The ‘X’ and ‘Mi Gente’ singer owns two properties in Colombia — a loft in the city, and a massive, Japanese-inspired country house.

In a recent interview with Architectural Digest (AD), Balvin introduces the world to his two beautiful homes in Colombia. The Grammy Award-winning artist has a loft apartment in Medellín and a country home about thirty minutes outside the city.

He says that he designed the homes with hosting friends and family in mind, but that the space has also been a peaceful place to quarantine during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

“I really enjoy that it is a place where, basically, I’m living now,” he says in the video. “Now that quarantine has started for like three months now, I’m really happy that I created the place that I wanted. It’s not a place to show off, it’s a place for my soul to rest.”

In an interview with Architectural Digest, Balvin opens up about his personal style and how he gets inspired.

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Balvin tells AD that “architecture, music, fashion – they’re all forms of expression,” and he holds that belief close to his heart. He adds that “a house should be a place where you can rest your spirit. I’ve tried to create places that feed my soul, not my ego.”

Given the clean and luxurious aesthetics of both of his homes, it’s obvious that Balvin enjoys neutral spaces that allow him to connect with his artistic side.

His Medellín loft-style apartment is the home that many dreams are made of.

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In his Medellín apartment — which Balvin describes as one giant “man cave” — high ceilings, concrete floors and a muted color palette give the space an industrial feel, allowing his art collection to shine.

Paintings and sculptures by artists like KAWS, WhIsBe, Josh Sperling, and Takashi Murakami splash color in an otherwise spare space, and give structure to the open floor plan. (There is only one door in the loft — to the bathroom). 

A garage-style door leads out to the apartment’s private pool, where Balvin likes to kick back. He describes the urban sanctuary as “a place where I can vibe with art and architecture, the things I love.”

His country home – no less luxurious – draws inspiration from his love for the energy and culture of Japan.

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Tucked 30 minutes outside the city amidst a jungle landscape in Llanogrande, Balvin’s country home is similarly artful, but is more family-focused. Balvin says that the home’s design was influenced by Japan because he loves the energy of the country. 

The majority of the expansive, one-level property — which is surrounded by lush jungle — is designed with black and oak wood features. Bonsai trees can be found both inside and outside the home. 

In a video tour, Balvin shares that he never actually sleeps in his bedroom. Instead, the main suite is equipped with a massive walk-in closet that houses his 850 pairs of sneakers. “I like to sleep around the different rooms… I don’t like to get bored of my own places,” he says.

The bedroom, like many of the rooms in the house, has a glass door that leads outside, allowing Balvin to take in his natural surroundings, with ample greenery providing plenty of privacy. He says he likes to sit outside and meditate, drink tea and think — often by the swimming pool, which runs down into a reflecting pool surrounded by areas to dine and lounge al fresco.