In an impressive evening during Spanish-language TV’s longest-running, most popular musical celebration in the U.S., “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina” 2017 celebrated unity through the power of music for an unforgettable night for fans and artists alike. With the most live performances ever, the show aired from the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on Thursday, February 23 after a display of beautiful gowns and well-groomed gentlemen at the Magenta Carpet.
Gente de Zona set the mood with their hyper-reality street scene to kick off the party with a medley of their top hits. The Cuban duo did not leave the party empty handed, taking home three awards including Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year and Tropical Album of the Year.
Also leaving as big winners were the iconic Carlos Vives and Shakira, winning three awards including Video of the Year, Single of the Year and Tropical Song of the Year. Plus, the winning band from season one of Univision’s “La Banda,” CNCO, made some noise returning to the PLN stage with their first-time nominations to take three of the five awards in the Pop/Rock Category for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Group/Duo of the Year. Other multiple winners of the evening included Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Maluma, Julión Álvarez , and J Balvin .
Gracing the stage as the recipient of the “Premio a la Trayectoria” career award was co-host of “El Gordo y La Flaca” Lili Estefan. In one of the night’s more poignant moments, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos characterized how the real win of the night was coming together as Latinos, as people, to recognize how our power grows in numbers and our voice strengthens in unity.
Throughout the evening, artists and fans united through the power of music. Wisin, alongside Zion y Lennox and Tito El Bambino, energized the house performing “Vacaciones.” Popular favorites Thalía and De la Ghetto came together from different musical genres for a lively performance. Julión Álvarez performed “Afuera esta Lloviendo” with a live banda. Ricardo Montaner had everyone hashtagging #TBT with his throwback moment singing “Me Va a Extranar” featuring Julión Álvarez .
The epic moments did not stop there with additional electrifying numbers by Juanes, Carlos Vives, Gerardo Ortiz, J Balvin, Jesse y Joy, Lucero, Prince Royce and Reik.
La noche del jueves 23 de Febrero los diferentes representantes de los variados géneros de la música latina se dieron cita en la American Airlines Arena en Miami para celebrar lo mejor de la música en español, este año conducido por Lucero.
Una lluvia de estrellas se presentó en la gala no sólo para presenciar a los ganadores y deleitarse con los espectáculos en vivo de Thalía, Ricky Martin, Juanes, Romeo Santos, Carlos Vives, Prince Royce y Jesse & Joy; también acudieron para demostrar que entre latinos no existen fronteras, más aún con las nuevas políticas que el Presidente Donald Trump ha impuesto.
Varias celebridades subieron al escenario para recoger el galardón dorado con forma de clave de sol que reconoce su talento y ellos fueron los ganadores: