Premio Lo Nuestro 2019: Best and Worst Moments

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De La Ghetto, Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and Yandel perform on stage at Univision's 31st Edition Of Premio Lo Nuestro A La Musica Latin at American Airlines Arena on Feb. 21, 2019 in Miami.  

On Thursday night (Feb. 21), Univision celebrated the 31st Premio Lo Nuestro gala. And, as always, the night was full of Latin stars who made a great celebration for music and culture.

What were the best and worst moments of the event? Read below.

Best: Daddy Yankee’s Tribute

It’s clear that Daddy Yankee is an urban legend. And for that reason De La Ghetto, Ozuna, Yandel, Zion & Lennox, and J Balvin  joined forces to tribute the big boss by singing a medley of his biggest hits from Yankee’s Barrio Fino album, which was released 15 years ago.  At the end, Balvin forgot about the script and gave Daddy Yankee a speech directly from his heart. 

"I was supposed to read what's there (teleprompter). But I do not get why when when we say things from the heart is very different," Balvin said. "I, my friends, my colleagues in the genre and the world thank you for the fact that without Daddy Yankee there would be no reggaeton in the world. I remember when I looked for you in the hotels at 6am and you never showed up but, God knew that he had a plan and was to be inspired by your legacy. There would be no J Balvin or none of us if it were not for Daddy Yankee. Many times we wait for someone to leave this planet to tell them how great they are and I take this opportunity to tell you in advance thanks for what you have done for us."

Best: Kicking the show with Marc Anthony

Definitely, starting the show with Marc Anthony singing his song "Tu Vida en la Mia" was a good move. Especially when the Latin music is being dominated by urban singers.

Worst: Natti Natasha and Silvestre Dangond performance

A performance by Silvestre Dangond, Natti Natasha didn’t get to stage on time. Why? The Dominican singer literally performed her song “Pa Mala Yo” minutes before hitting the stage with Dangond and apparently didn’t have enough time to change clothes.

Best: Anuel AA’s speech after winning Best New Artist

"I want all my success to always be a motivation for all those people who are going through difficult times in life," Anuel said. "Six months ago I was in a cell without knowing what was going to happen with my life and now I am here. Thanks to all my fans."

Worst: J Balvin wins Artist of the Year but…

For the third year in a row, Balvin won the Artist of the Year award, but the singer of "Reggaeton" had no opportunity to give his speech, at least not during the live broadcast. The transmission was cut off exactly when he got to the stage to receive his award.

Worst: Lele Pons and Fuego’s performance at the magenta carpet

Lele Pons premiered her new single “Bloqueo” with Fuego during the telecast of the Premio Lo Nuestro carpet pre-show. What happened with the performance? Lele's dance moves were rough and she looked weird wearing a wig.