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 PJ 2017 winners are:
BEST SONG FOR DANCING
The perfect song for parties and the gym.
“Shaky Shaky” –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
The video that best demonstrates artistic and creative integrity.
“Sigo Extrañándote” – J Balvin
The artist who really kick-started his/her career.
The artist who best leads or creates fashion trends.
Artist who best connects with his/her Instagram followers.