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Maluma Wins Big at Premios Juventud as Awards Focus on Social Change

Maluma attends the Univision's "Premios Juventud" 2017 Celebrates The Hottest Musical Artists And Young Latinos Change-Makers at Watsco Center on July 6, 2017 in Coral Gables, Fla.
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Maluma attends the Univision's "Premios Juventud" 2017 Celebrates The Hottest Musical Artists And Young Latinos Change-Makers at Watsco Center on July 6, 2017 in Coral Gables, Fla.

Univision’s annual Premios Juventud pushed the envelope Thursday night (July 6) with a show that mixed platforms and personalities, adding remote performances to the mix and recognizing young Latinos who are not entertainers but were honored as “agents of change.” 

The awards, whose theme was “Betting on the Future,” focused on social messages, with artists presenting awards to young citizens. The show, which aired live on Univision from the Watsco Center at the University of Miami, kicked off with Maluma and Marc Anthony performing a salsa rendition of Maluma's hit “Felices Los 4.”

Fans got to vote for the winners in 10 categories, with two of those -- best fashionista and best Instagram -- going to Maluma. The Colombian star was also honored with a special supersonic award.

The only other multiple winners of the night were, no surprise, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, who won perfect combo for “Despacito,” deemed the best collaboration between two musical artists. “Despacito” also won best song for singing, while Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky” won best song for dancing. 

The breakthrough artist award went to Ozuna, who is in the midst of his first U.S. tour, while J Balvin won best video for “Sigo Extrañándote.” (See a full list of winners below.)

Highlights of the evening included the premiere of Balvin’s new single “Mi gente” and a performance by Shakira and Coldplay from the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

The PJ 2017 winners are:

PERFECT COMBO
Best collaboration between two musical artists.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito”

BEST SONG FOR DANCING
The perfect song for parties and the gym.
“Shaky Shaky” –Daddy Yankee

BEST SONG FOR SINGING
The best song for karaoke or shower concerts.
“Despacito” - Luis Fonsi (Ft. Daddy Yankee)

BEST SONG FOR LOVING
The best song for the bedroom, the couch…or the back seat of a car.
“Ya Me Enteré” – Reik

BEST SONG TO CHILL
The best song for daydreaming or hanging out with friends.
“Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)” –CNCO

BEST SONG FOR YOUR “TROCA”
The Mexican regional song that sounds the best blasting in your “troca” (pickup truck).
“Siempre Te Voy a Querer” – Calibre 50

BEST VIDEO
The video that best demonstrates artistic and creative integrity.
“Sigo Extrañándote” – J Balvin

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
The artist who really kick-started his/her career.
Ozuna

BEST FASHIONISTA
The artist who best leads or creates fashion trends.
Maluma

BEST INSTAGRAM
Artist who best connects with his/her Instagram followers.
Maluma

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