Now that is how you kick off an inaugural awards show.
Spanish-language music took center stage tonight at the Latin American Music Awards, the first of its kind to follow the American Music Awards' fan-voted platform.
Hosted by Latin America's sweetheart and telenovela star Lucero, the evening delivered explosive performances from musical sensations across multiple genres including Paulina Rubio, Lil Jon, Shaggy and Daddy Yankee as well as appearances from Adrienne Bailon and Chiquis Rivera.
Daddy Yankee performed his hit single ”Sigueme y te Sigo.” CD 9 had their U.S. debut with the song “Angel Cruel”. De la Ghetto and Natalie Rose sang a bilingual version of their current hit “Somebody”. Il Divo performed "Gran Amor."
The performances were not all in Spanish. Shaggy, Yandel, Alex Sensation, Gene Noble sang “Only Love” and “Bailame.”
Salsa icon Celia Cruz was honored with an unforgettable medley from Ayme Nuviola — who will portray the late singer in an upcoming Telemundo series — alongside singers Maluma, La India and Yuri, Modesto and Jeimy Osorio
Check out the complete list of winners from the Latin AMAs below:
Artist of the Year: Enrique Iglesias
New Artist of the Year: J Balvin
Song of the Year: El Perdón – Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias
Album of the Year: A Quien Quiera Escuchar – Ricky Martin
Favorite Female Artist: Gloria Trevi
Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock: Camila
Favorite Song – Pop/Rock: La Mordidita – Ricky Martin Featuring Yotuel
Favorite Male Artist – Regional Mexican: Luis Coronel
Favorite Duo or Group – Regional Mexican: Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Favorite Song – Regional Mexican: Y Así Fue – Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Favorite Male Artist – Urban: Daddy Yankee
Favorite Duo or Group – Urban: Gente de Zona
Favorite Son – Urban: Sígueme y te Sigo – Daddy Yankee
Favorite Artist – Tropical: Romeo Santos
Favorite Song – Tropical: La Gozadera – Gente de Zona featuring Marc Anthony
Favorite Collaboration: El Perdón – Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias
Favorita Crossover Artist: Demi Lovato
Favorite Dance Song: I Want You To Know – Zedd featuring Selena Gomez
Favorite Streaming Song: El Perdón – Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias
Did your favorite artist come out on top? Sound off in the comments.