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Ozuna Shares Billboard Latin Music Awards Stage With His Kids: 'Having My Family United Is an Achievement'

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Ozuna embraces his children Sofia Ozuna Meléndez (L) and Juan Andrés Ozuna Meléndez (R) as he performs at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on Oct. 21, 2020.

In perhaps one of the most (if not the most) heartwarming moments of Wednesday night's 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Ozuna was joined by his two kids, Sofía and Juan, onstage during his "Gracias" performance.

Surrounded by candles and dressed in all white, the chart-topping artist performed for the first time on television the stripped-down, acoustic track off from his latest album, ENOC, on which he reflects on his journey and gives thanks for the blessings in his life.

Toward the end of set, which followed his first performance singing "Despeinada" and "Mamacita" alongside The Black Eyed Peas, an emotional Ozuna sent a powerful message: "To my island Puerto Rico and the rest of the world, let's take care of our families. Let's take care of women. There are too many femicides around the world. The women are in charge and the ones who gave us life, besides God. I love you all so much."

Before Ozuna's special moment onstage with his kids and his poignant words, Billboard caught up with him on the red carpet, where he spoke about the importance of having his family by his side.

"Having my family, being eight years with my wife," Ozuna told Billboard when asked about his biggest achievement this year. "Having my family united is an achievement. Having so much work and dealing with virtual school now, all of those things are a big achievement for me besides the good music and all the awards but sentimentally, mentally and physically, I feel good because I've been with my family."

Ozuna's "Gracias" performance was one of 18 total performances during the Billboard Latin Music Awards that took place Wednesday night live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The biggest winners of the night were Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny, who each took home seven awards. See the winners list here.

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