Some of the hottest names in Latin showbiz converged at Miami’s American Airlines arena on Aug. 20 for Telemundo’s Premios Tu Mundo, where fans vote for their favorite music, TV and social media stars.
Yankee had bragging rights for favorite urban artist and fan club of the year for his loyal DY Army, while fellow Puerto Rican Nicky Jam cinched the “party-starting song” trophy for his “El Perdón” smash (a win he shares with his duet partner Enrique Iglesias) as well as a special Warrior Spirit award in recognition of his musical resilience.
“Thank you Puerto Rico for giving me flavor and talent. Thank you Colombia for giving me a second chance,” he said while accepting the Warrior Spirit award. Later, when he took the stage to receive his “party-starting” honors, he thanked his kids profusely, as well as the fans who have stood by him during the good times and the bad.
Born Nick Rivera Caminero, 34-year-old Nicky Jam is one of Latin music’s best comeback stories. A reggaeton artist who found success in the late ‘90s and early 2000s during the genre’s first golden era, Caminero battled drug and alcohol addiction before he hit his peak, all of which derailed his musical career. A move to Medellín in 2010 exposed him to new producers and collaborators, sparking a creative rebirth of sorts, and paying off in a major way.
Caminero received the award from fellow Puerto Rican Olga Tañón, who opened the show with a merengue-flavored performance of her new single “Vivo la Vida.”
In a gesture of unity, Daddy Yankee shouted out Caminero during his acceptance speech for the “fan club of the year” award. “I love you, papa,” he said to the “El Perdón” singer, who took the stage toward the end of the night to perform his biggest hit to date.
The night was big on urban-flavored duets, with Farruko and Alejandra Guzman serving up a sizzling performance of their new collaboration, “Adiós,” flanked by dancers. An equally seductive Yuri took the stage with Yandel later in the evening.
Victor Manuelle offered up a salsa number “Agua Bendita,” while vallenato-pop queen Fanny Lu performed her new comeback single “El Perfume.” Her fellow Colombian J Balvin also had his moment to shine, performing his new futuristic single “Ginza.”
Introduced by the hosts as “the queen of Latin pop,” a masqueraded and always fashionable Paulina Rubio rocked the stage with her latest single, “Mi Nuevo Vicio.” Jencarlos Canela, Banda MS and Regulo Caro were also among the night’s performers.
Here’s the complete list of winners of the 2015 Premios Tu Mundo:
Favorite Tropical Artist
Favorite Urban Artist
“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Warrior Spirit Award (Special Award)
Favorite Regional Mexican Artist
Favorite Pop Artist
Fan Club of the Year
#DYArmy – Daddy Yankee
Super Series of the Year
El Señor de los Cielos Tercera Temporada
Novela of the Year
Tierra de Reyes
Favorite Lead Actor – Super Series
Favorite Lead Actress – Super Series
Favorite Lead Actor – Novela
Christian de la Campa
Favorite Lead Actress – Novela
Best Unlucky Protagonist
Best Male Villain – Super Series
Best Male Villain – Novela
Best Female Villain – Super Series
Best Female Villain – Novela
Best Supporting Actress – Super Series
Best Supporting Actor (Super Series)
Best Supporting Actress – Novela
Best Supporting Actor – Novela
The Perfect Couple
Scarlet Gruber & Christian de la Campa
?Giant of Giants (Special Award)
Un Nuevo Día
Favorite Entertainment Host
Favorite Host, Specials
Favorite Sports Moment
Chelsea se corona campeón del fútbol Inglés
I’m Sexy and I Know It
Kimberly Dos Ramos
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