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2021 Latin American Music Awards Highlights: Ozuna, Eslabón Armado, Karol G and More

The 2021 Latin American Music Awards were last night and Bad Bunny emerged victorious. Even though the Puerto Rican superstar was absent, he won five awards.

Karol G and Nicki Minaj were big winners.

Right behind Benito, who took home Artist of the Year, was Karol G, with three wins. She won for her smash hit “Tusa,” which also made her collaborator Nicki Minaj a three-time winner. “Tusa” won the Song of the Year award over Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola” and Colombian singer Maluma’s “Hawái.”

Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro also won big.

In the New Artist of the Year category, rising Puerto Rican pop star Rauw Alejandro took home the award. Like Bad Bunny, he was also absent from the ceremony. “Thanks to all those who voted for me,” Alejandro wrote in his Instagram stories. “I’ll see you all soon. Wait for me.”

The night was also filled with plenty of performances. Latido Music is here with five of our favorite Latin AMAs performances.

Eslabón Armado

Eslabón Armado is the Mexican-American trio that is reviving the sierreño sound in regional Mexican music. They’re doing it with their own emo spin on the genre. The guys won two awards: Favorite Regional Mexican Duo or Group and the Favorite Duo or Group general category. In one of their first major award show performances, the crowd was treated to Eslabón Armado’s “Con Tus Besos” live.

Ozuna

Last night Ozuna was honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award for his incredible music career. The moment was extra special for the Puerto Rican superstar because his grandmother gave him the award. Ozuna was in tears of joy over the gesture. He also performed a medley of hits like “Vaina Loca” and “Dile Que Tu Me Quieres.”

Karol G

Fresh off her new album KG0516 topping Billboard‘s Latin Album chart, Karol G performed at the Latin AMAs. She gave her first live performance of “El Makinon” with rising Latina singer Mariah Angeliq. The sensual performance was a show of girl power at the awards.

Maluma

Maluma performed a few times at the Latin AMAs. He teamed up with Wisin, Myke Towers, and Anitta for their remix of “Mi Niña.” He also joined fellow Colombian act Piso 21 for their hit duet “Más de la Una.” His best performance of the night was “Tonika” from his 7 Días En Jamaica (#7DJ) album. He sang it with Jamaican music royalty Ziggy Marley for the first time.

David Bisbal and Carrie Underwood

In one of the most-anticipated moments of the night, Spanish singer David Bisbal teamed up with country music superstar Carrie Underwood. The duo debuted their duet “Tears of Gold” live and Underwood sang in Spanish.

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Read: Karol G’s ‘KG0516’ Album Has Landed: Our 5 Favorite Songs

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Maluma, Karol G, Anitta + More Latin Acts Leading ‘GMA’ Summer Concert Series

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Maluma, Karol G, Anitta + More Latin Acts Leading ‘GMA’ Summer Concert Series

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The line-up for this year’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series was announced and many Latin music acts are leading the bill. Among the superstars performing are Colombia’s Maluma and Karol G and Brazil’s Anitta.

Kudos to GMA for upping the Latin music representation.

The calendar for this year’s Summer Concert Series is filled with Latin music artists. Good Morning America did a great job of dividing the dates among the different genres. It’s cool to see the heavy representation for Latin music, which posted a 20 percent gain in streaming in the U.S. in 2020.

Karol G will be the first Latin music act performing this year.

Karol G will be the first Latin music superstar to perform for the Summer Concert Series this year. Her latest LP KG0516 became her first to top Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums chart. The album also hit No. 20 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The bachatón anthem “El Barco” was seemingly inspired by her split from Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.

Maluma is another superstar from Colombia performing for GMA‘s concert series.

Maluma and Anitta are both confirmed to perform for the Summer Concert Series, however, both their dates are TBA right now. Maluma kicked off the year with his new album 7 Días En Jamaica (#7DJ) that was inspired by a trip to the country. His most-viewed music video from the project is “Agua de Jamaica” with over 33 million views on YouTube.

Anitta’s performance will be a big moment for Brazilian representation.

Anitta is continuing to tease her hotly-anticipated album Girl From Rio. Last month, she released the title track, which samples “The Girl from Ipanema” with a trap music twist. Currently, the music video has over 20 million views on YouTube. This week the song became Anitta’s first to break through top 40 radio in the U.S. It’s at No. 38.

Other Latin music artists scheduled to perform include Colombian heartthrob Sebastián Yatra and Mr. Worldwide Pitbull. Colombian-American singer and actress Sofia Carson will be performing as well.

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READ: Exclusive: Maluma Talks Sun Collab “Rumba,” Working with The Weeknd, J.Lo And More

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Nu Music Fridays: Justin Quiles, Alaina Castillo, Blessd with Maluma and More

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Nu Music Fridays: Justin Quiles, Alaina Castillo, Blessd with Maluma and More

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Welcome to Nu Music Fridays, where we give you our best picks of the week in Latin music released on Friday, May 14th. Check out our full list below!

Justin Quiles, Chimbala, Zion & Lennox – “Loco”

Tranquilo y tropical. Justin Quiles is setting his sights on a Summer anthem with “Loco” featuring Reggaeton OG’s Zion & Lennox and DR’s Chimbala. 

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Blessd x Maluma – “Imposible Remix

Medellín en la casa. Papi Juancho continues supporting up-and-coming acts, this time around joining Medellín Reggaeton newcomer Blessd in the remix for “Imposible.”

Luna Luna feat. Pretty Boy Aaron – “Golden”

Trust me when I say the vibes of this song are immaculate. Dallas-based band Luna Luna are back with disco-pop single “Golden” featuring rapper Pretty Boy Aaron.

Read: Marco Antonio Solís Reunites With Los Bukis During Live-Stream Concert

Alaina Castillo – parallel universe pt 1. album

Mexican-American singer Alaina Castillo released pt. 1 of her debut LP parallel universe. Get ready to go on a 7-track R&B trip through Alaina’s music, where she talks about relationships, taking control of your own narrative and more.

Wisin, Lunay, Rauw Alejandro, Los Legendarios – “En Mi Habitación”

Wisin and Los Legendarios continue putting out bangers, this time around recruiting crooners Rauw Alejandro and Lunay for “En Mi Habitación.”

Natalia Lafourcade, Mare Advertencia, Rubén Blades – “Tú Sí Sabes Quererme”

Natalia Lafourcade released a new version of “Tu Si Sabes Quererme” alongside Panamanian legend Ruben Blades and Zapoteca rapper Mare Advertencia. Her upcoming album ‘Un Canto a México, Vol. 2’ will be released on May 28th.

Kris Floyd – “Siempre Tarde”

Perrear y llorar, anyone? Neon 16 hitmaker Kris Floyd released the follow up to his last single “7/24” with “Siempre Tarde”. Produced by Tainy and Jota Rosa, Kris sings about realizing it’s a little too late to get back with the person you really want. 

Read: Kris Floyd Talks Writing For Selena Gomez, J Balvin, And Working “7/24” As Reggaeton’s Secret Hit Weapon

Grupo Firme & Lenin Ramírez – “En Tu Perra Vida”

After their previous collaboration on “Ya No Vuelvo Contigo,” Grupo Firme and Lenin Ramirez reunite for another anthem that deserves not one, but two drinks, with “En Tu Perra Vida.”

KHEA & Maria Becerra – “Te Necesito”

Putting Argentina on the map. Argentinian Trap pioneer KHEA keeps showing his versatility, this time around releasing his new collab “Te Necesito” with Maria Becerra.

Juhn, Jay Wheeler – “Fragancia” 

El All Star recruited Jay Rueditas for “Fragancia”, which has a catchy beat and lyrics and is poised to blow up like “Bandido” did. 

Vale – “Para Verte”

Vale, the Colombian duet comprised of the talented twin sisters Valeria and Valentina Pérez, released their new single “Para Verte” which was produced by none other than Juanes.

Alexis & Fido, Yandel – “Te Reto”

OG Reunion: Los Pitbull Alexis & Fido team up with Yandel on “Te Reto”, which will take you back to mid-2000s Reggaeton.

READ: Enter Thalía’s ‘desAMORfosis’ Album: Our Top 5 Songs

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