With 9 awards, Karol G was the evening’s largest winner on the nineteenth annual Premios Juventud ceremony, held Thursday (July 21) for the primary time in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was adopted by Grupo Firme with 4 awards, whereas Becky G, Evaluna Montaner, Tiësto, Ángela Aguilar, J Balvin, and Farruko every obtained two awards.
However whereas the winners and star-studded performances — akin to Prince Royce, Daddy Yankee, CNCO, and J Balvin — have been televised, numerous motion was taking place backstage and on the crimson carpet.
Take a look at the stuff you didn’t see on TV:
1. Rain or Shine
As with all occasion, it was rain or shine at Premios Juventud. However sadly, it started to rain nearly 45 minutes earlier than the carpet closed. The press, crew, and expertise — together with Banda MS, who had simply arrived — rushed to search out protection close by. Billboard was additionally in the midst of an interview with energy couple Guaynaa and Lele Pons when the sunshine showers started.
2. Artists Networking
Many artists took benefit of the crimson carpet to community. Among the many issues Billboard noticed was how Goyo chit-chatted with Ally Brooke and Tainy; Musica Mexicana newcomers Yahritza y Su Esencia and Majo Aguilar nabbed a photograph collectively; and pop artist Danna Paola and Dominican dembow artist La Materialista met for the primary time.
3. Okay-Pop Presence
Talking of the crimson carpet, Okay-pop was well-represented on the Latin awards present, with appearances from rising musical teams T1419 and Momoland, who really introduced the newly added greatest fandom award alongside Guaynaa.
4. Backstage Serenatas
Behind the scenes, a wave of artists arrived on the media heart to speak about their expertise on the awards. Most excitingly, nevertheless, have been the artists who carried out a capella bits of their songs for the press. Tropical artists Michael Stuart, Manny Cruz, Luis Figueroa, and Luis Vazquez paid tribute to El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico; Alejo sang his reggaeton hit “Pantysito”; and Lenin Ramirez poured his coronary heart out together with his profitable collab “En Tu Perra Vida.”
5. Angela Aguilar Wins PJ Awards
Additionally backstage, Angela Aguilar was stunned along with her first-ever Premios Juventud wins, receiving the awards for feminine artist on the rise and Regional Mexican album of the 12 months with Mexicana Enamorada. After talking with the press, she instantly rushed off stage to share the information along with her dad and artist Pepe Aguilar.
6. Farruko Presents New Expertise
Farruko arrived on the media heart with Dominican DJ Adoni, the place they obtained the right combine award for his or her collaboration “El Incomprendido.” Earlier within the evening, Farruko obtained viral monitor of the 12 months for “Pepas.” However in addition to his two wins, Farruko additionally introduced to the press a brand new native expertise from Puerto Rico named Dylan. The 6-year-old boy, who already opened a live performance for Farru, confirmed off his rap expertise to the press.
7. Grupo Firme Talks Yahritza y Su Esencia
Backstage, Grupo Firme vouched for up-and-coming artists Yahritza y Su Esencia. “They’re creating a very good motion, and we’re followers of their music,” lead vocalist Eduin Caz stated. “She’s a younger lady who’s solely 15 years outdated, however she has numerous future.”
The awards present was televised dwell on Univision and hosted by Danna Paola, Grupo Firme‘s Eduin Caz, Prince Royce, and tv persona Clarissa Molina.