This is the first time he has won an award in the U.S.
Sebastian Yatra wasn't able to attend the Latin American Music Awards on Thursday night, but he ended up one of the night's biggest winners.
Yatra, who missed the music event because of a show he had Texas, nabbed the awards for new artist of the year and favorite pop song for “Robarte Un Beso” with Carlos Vives -- two recognitions he was not expecting at all.
“Just being nominated is a huge dream,” he tells Billboard in an exclusive phone interview. “I’m very grateful for my fans, all the people who voted for me, my record label Universal, my team and Billboard for all of the support.”