VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: The 2018 Latin American Music Awards Was Filled With Epic Performances, Terrific Hosts And Presenters – Here’s A Recap Of The Prestigious Award Show PLUS See The Full List Of Winners!

Photo Credits: @DaddyYankee on Instagram

It was a dazzling and stellar time in Hollywood and a night to remember in Latin music history as the renowned and prestigious Latin American Music Awards took place on October 25, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The red carpet was rolled out as some of the biggest musicians and trailblazers in the Latin music industry gathered together to celebrate one spectacular night. It goes without saying that the Latin AMAs managed to surpass everyone’s expectations by making this year’s award show even bigger and better than years before. From having not just one but five, terrific hosts for the event to a countless amount of awe-inspiring performances, the fourth annual Latin American Music Awards was indeed… legendary.

Presented by Telemundo, the Latin American Music Awards kicked off with a one-hour red carpet pre-show, “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs,” where celebrities showcased their breathtakingly beautiful and dandy attires. Celebs continued to make their way on over to the red carpet to pose for photographers and enter inside the Dolby Theatre for the show to begin.

Unlike any other award show, the Latin AMAs performed an unprecedented move by having five, female music powerhouses host this year’s event. Leslie Grace, Becky G, Gloria Trevi, Roselyn Sanchez and Aracely Arambula all looked so flawless as they took on the stage as emcees for the Latin American Music Awards. They inspired all viewers and showed how with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible. These lovely ladies are some of the many examples of strong, admirable and influential women who have and continue to make a big impact in the music world. This year’s Latin AMAs emphasized the importance of Latinas’ contribution in music.


Many coveted awards were given to an endless amount of incredibly talented musicians that night. Daddy Yankee was honored with the Icon Award at the event.

Daddy Yankee shared his excitement over receiving the Icon Award at the event in a photo he posted on his Instagram account. Along with the photo he wrote, “Este premio significa mucho para mi porque para llegar a ser un Ícono se requiere de mucha disciplina, perseverancia y una determinación sobrenatural. Pero súmenle a eso llegar lejos representando a un género que lo tuvo todo en su contra. Saben ¿cómo lo logré? Respetando a mi familia, a mi esposa, mis hijos. Respetando mi trabajo. Respetando a mis colegas. Respetando a todos los fans. Amando a mi país Puerto Rico y a todos los países que nos abren las puertas. En casi 3 décadas de carrera nunca les he fallado, saben ¿por qué? Porque en el barrio siempre soñé con este día, llegar a ser un ÍCONO.” He stressed how important it is to respect his family, his colleagues and all of his fans and that is what has helped him to become an icon.

Daddy Yankee’s music has and continues to bring joy to people all over the globe. No matter what language you speak, Daddy Yankee’s music speaks to us all by touching everyone’s heart and soul in more ways than imaginable.


Music sensation Maluma was honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award at the event. It’s clear to see that Maluma’s success continues to skyrocket as the milliseconds go by. Fans can’t help but swoon over everything that the phenomenal Maluma does. In addition, Maluma also left fans on cloud 9 with his superb performance at the event.


Maluma shared the photo as seen below on his Instagram account and wrote, “Ver este premio me recuerda todos los sacrificios que he hecho por estar donde estoy. Dios bendiga la música y a los soñadores que creen que nada es IMPOSIBLE 🏆.” He talked about how this award reminds him of all of the sacrifices he has made to get to where he is today.


Boy band phenomenon CNCO won big at the event and was awarded with three out of the three awards they were nominated for. It’s obvious that CNCO has made their mark and has established themselves as household names.

CNCO tweeted:


The Latin American Music Awards was filled with a ton of remarkable and memorable performances. Musician Nacho had everyone up on their feet singing along as he performed at the event. Nacho also won the award for “Canción Favorita Tropical / Favorite Tropical Song.”


In addition, Prince Royce also gave an exceptional performance at the event with Pitbull and Ludacris. Pitbull then continued to take over the stage as he gave an extraordinary performance of his viral song, “Dame Tu Cosita” that everyone was jamming out to.


Host Becky G and Joss Favela performed their hit song “Pienso En Ti.” This definitely has to be one of our favorite collaborations from this year! Becky G also won the awards for “Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female” and “Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban” for her song “Mayores” featuring Bad Bunny.


Anitta also looked fierce and fabulous as she performed at the Latin AMAs. She also took home the award for “Video Favorito / Favorite Video” for her song “Medicina.”


Aside from all of the amazing performances, the star-studded Latin AMAs also had many fantastic celebrities who presented at the event including Amaury Nolasco, Adriel Favela, Ana Lorena Sanchez, Ana Lucia Dominguez, Angelica Celaya, Carlos Ponce, Christian Acosta, Claudia Vergara, Cynthia Olavarria, Danny Pino, Dra. Ana Maria Polo, Don Francisco, Elvis Crespo, Emeraude Toubia, Erasmo Provenza, Erik Hayser, Gaby Espino, Guy Ecker, Ha*Ash, Isabella Castillo, Jeimy Osorio, Jorge Salinas, Julio Vaqueiro, Lary Over, Litzy, Maria Celeste Arraras, Marjorie de Sousa, Matias Novoa, Nastassja Bolivar, Ninel Conde, Raymix, Samadhi Zendejas, Sharlene Taule, Steve Aoki, Tony Plana and Yashua.

The Latin American Music Awards is one event that can’t be beat. It’s a magnificent award show that brings together the best of the best in Latin music with some of the most mesmerizing performances and well-deserved awards. The Latin AMAs honors Latin musicians who have made a difference in the lives of so many through their music. These artists’ music transcends boundaries. These artists bring out music that make us feel happy when we are sad, that help us deal with love, loss, laughter, excitement and all kinds of emotions. These artists have become heroes to many and it’s so wonderful to see them being honored at the Latin AMAs and everyday.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering the 2018 Latin American Music Awards. Be sure to stay tuned for interviews with your favorite celebrities from the event on Also, check out some more pictures from the event below as well as the full list of winners from the Latin AMAs.

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Photo Credits: Zimbio


Source: ETOnline

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year
Winner: Bad Bunny
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Christian Nodal
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Luis Fonsi
Nicky Jam

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Manuel Turizo
Winner: Sebastián Yatra

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year
Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Winner: Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Maluma & Nego do Borel – “Corazón”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Wisin feat. Ozuna – “Escápate Conmigo”

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar
J Balvin – Vibras
Nicky Jam – Fénix
Winner: Ozuna – Odisea
Wisin – Victory

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female
Winner: Becky G
Jennifer Lopez
Karol G
Natti Natasha

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male
Winner: Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Nicky Jam

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárragano
Calibre 50
Winner: CNCO
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
Zion & Lennox

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop
Winner: CNCO
Luis Fonsi

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop
Winner: CNCO – CNCO

Juanes – Mis Planes Son Amarte
Sebastián Yatra – Mantra

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop
Winner: Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra – “Robarte Un Beso”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Bad Bunny – “El Baño”
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Reik feat. Ozuna & Wisin – “Me Niego”
Shakira & Nicky Jam – “Perro Fiel”

Artista Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Winner: Christian Nodal

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – La Mejor Versión De Mí
Winner: Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar
T3r Elemento – Underground

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – “Tu Postura”
Calibre 50 – “Corrido de Juanito”
Christian Nodal – “Me Dejé Llevar”

La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho – “Entre Beso y Beso”
Winner: Raymix – “Oye Mujer”

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban
J Balvin
Winner: Ozuna

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban
Winner: Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Wisin feat. Ozuna – “Escápate Conmigo”

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban
J Balvin – Vibras
Winner: Ozuna – Odisea
Yandel – #Update

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical
Gente de Zona
Winner: Romeo Santos

Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical

Winner: Nacho – “Báilame”
Romeo Santos feat. Nicky Jam & Daddy Yankee – “Bella y Sensual”
Romeo Santos feat. Ozuna – “Sobredosis”
Silvestre Dangond & Nicky Jam – “Cásate Conmigo”
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skilz & Elvis Crespo – “Azukita”

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical
Carlos Vives – VIVES
Orquesta Akokán – Orquesta Akokán
Winner: Victor Manuelle – 25/7

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist
Winner: Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Demi Lovato

Tour Favorito / Favorite Tour
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Jennifer Lopez
Winner: Luis Miguel
Romeo Santos

Video Favorito / Favorite Video
Winner: Anitta “Medicina
Juanes “Pa Dentro”
Nacho “No te Vas”
Residente & Dillon Francis Feat. iLe “Sexo”
Ricardo Arjona “El Cielo a Mi Favor”

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