As we count down the days for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, we take a look back at some of the most memorable onstage moments of the past 25 years, from iconic performances to duets with unexpected guests. Don't miss Latin music's biggest party, airing live on Telemundo April 30.
The queen of salsa herself, Celia Cru...
The queen of salsa herself, Celia Cruz, and the original crossover queen, Gloria Estefan, were all smiles at the first-ever Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami in 1994.
In 1999, Shakira brought her parents ...
In 1999, Shakira brought her parents William and Nidia to the ceremony. The Colombian superstar walked away with the pop album of the year trophy for Donde Están los Ladrones?
Still a relative newcomer, David Bisb...
Still a relative newcomer, David Bisbal left the audience spellbound during his performance of “Buleria” at the 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
In 2004, Cuban jazz legend Arturo San...
In 2004, Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval joined Alicia Keys for a special duet of her hit “If I Ain’t Got You.”
Alejandro Fernandez is like a fine wi...
Alejandro Fernandez is like a fine wine -- he just gets better with age. For his performance at the 2004 awards show, he channeled his inner rock star with a pair of memorable black leather pants.
In 2004, Pilar Montenegro proved why ...
In 2004, Pilar Montenegro proved why she’s one of the most enviable figures -- literally -- in Latin music.
At the height of the reggaeton craze,...
At the height of the reggaeton craze, Daddy Yankee and Diddy performed the party anthem “Gasolina” together onstage at the 2005 ceremony.
In 2005, Juan Luis Guerra was honored...
In 2005, Juan Luis Guerra was honored with the Spirit of Hope Award for his humanitarian efforts with his 440 Foundation, which provides visual care for underprivileged children in his native Dominican Republic.
Back in 2005, Juanes took home the aw...
Back in 2005, Juanes took home the award for Latin pop album of the year, male for Mi Sangre (and the unofficial award for best hair).
Joined by Wyclef Jean, Shakira proved...
Joined by Wyclef Jean, Shakira proved why her “Hips Don’t Lie” at the 2006 awards show.
Mexican teen idols RBD performed &ldq...
Mexican teen idols RBD performed “Aun Hay Algo” in 2006.
Don Omar, reggaeton album of the year...
Don Omar, reggaeton album of the year winner for King of Kings, took us all back to ancient Egypt for his 2007 performance.
Paulina Rubio collaborated with Migue...
Paulina Rubio collaborated with Miguel Bosé on a special duet of his classic “Nena” in 2007. That same year, Bose won the lifetime achievement award for his 30 years in the music industry.
Always known for putting on a good sh...
Always known for putting on a good show, Rene (Residente) and Eduardo (Visitante) of Calle 13 had some special guests join them for their 2007 performance of “Tango del Pecado.”
Jenni Rivera took home the top Latin ...
Jenni Rivera took home the top Latin album of the year, female award for Jenni at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Akon, Wisin, Yandel and Romeo Santos ...
Akon, Wisin, Yandel and Romeo Santos (still a member of Aventura back then) joined forces to perform “All Up 2 You” in 2009.
In 2009, Maná rocked the stage...
In 2009, Maná rocked the stage with the legendary Carlos Santana, who was recognized that year with the lifetime achievement award.
Backed by mariachis, Prince Royce had...
Backed by mariachis, Prince Royce had the crowd swooning at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
It's not a party unless Pitbull is in...
It's not a party unless Pitbull is in the building. In 2011, Mr. Worldwide went back to his hip-hop roots and was joined by special guest T-Pain.
In 2012, Jenni Rivera proved why she ...
In 2012, Jenni Rivera proved why she was -- and will always be -- La Gran Señora during a powerful performance. Months later, on Dec. 9, 2012, the singer tragically died during a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo Leon.
In 2013, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodr...
In 2013, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez presented an award to their Fast Five co-star Don Omar, who took home 10 honors that night, largely on the basis of his monster hits “Danza Kuduro” and “Dutty Love.”
Brazilian phenom Michel Teló t...
Brazilian phenom Michel Teló teamed up with Carlos Vives onstage for the vallenato king’s dancefloor-ready “Como Le Gusta a tu Cuerpo.”
Joined by Descemer Bueno and Gente de...
Joined by Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, Enrique Iglesias sang his hit single "Bailando," a mix of flamenco-soul and Cuban sabor that ruled the airwaves in 2014.
In 2014, Ricky Martin premiered &ldqu...
In 2014, Ricky Martin premiered “Vida,” an official 2014 FIFA World Cup song. Recalling his 2006 World Cup hit, "The Cup of Life," Martin proved he can still inspire soccer (or any kind of) fever.
Marc Anthony was the top winner at th...
Marc Anthony was the top winner at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home 10 trophies, mostly thanks to "Vivir Mi Vida," a track that spent 17 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart -- a record for 2014. The singer also scored top Latin album of the year for 3.0, his first studio salsa album in a decade and a set that has rekindled interest in the genre.