Rap artist Pitbull (pictured), performing with up-and-coming act Gente de Zona, will open night’s Premio Lo Nuestro a laMúsica Latina — the Latin world’s version of the American Music Awards.
Univision, which will broadcast the show live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, set the final bill for the Feb. 19 awards show last week. Later in the show, legendary Mexican pop-rock band Maná is set to premiere a new song — “Mi Verdad” — with Colombian superstar Shakira.
Also in the line-up are Colombian pop-rocker Juanes, performing his new single “Juntos”; tropical music legend Juan Luis Guerra, performing his current single “Tus Besos”; Mexican pop balladeers Camila; and up-and-coming Latin pop singer J Balvin.
Reggae star Sean Paul, bachata king Romeo Santos, pop singer Ricky Martin, crooner Marco Antonio Solís, and super-popular reggaetón singer Wisin, nominated for the first time as a soloist, are also scheduled to make appearances.
The biggest star of the night is Italian songstress Laura Pausini, who will be honored for her 20-plus-year career with the Premio a la Trayectoria Musical. Meanwhile, veteran pop singer Ricardo Arjona will be presented with the prestigious Premio a la Excelencia award, which honors artists for their impressive careers and contributions to Latin music.
“Without a doubt, this is one of the most impressive lineups of top artists ever in the history of Premio Lo Nuestro,” said Univision Communications president of programming and content Alberto Ciurana. “Our viewers are in for another unforgettable evening of the best in Latin music and star-studded entertainment.”
Premio Lo Nuestro will be hosted by network personality Galilea Montijo and veteran actor Cristián de la Fuente. Singer and actress Maite Perroni will join the Univision team as a red carpet and social media host during the ceremony.
All Premio lo Nuestro winners are determined by fans through votes cast on PremioLoNuestro.com. The show’s dedicated website provides a comprehensive online experience for fans, providing a variety of digital offerings.