What to Expect From the 2019 Premio Lo Nuestro on Its 30th Anniversary
¿Y dónde está mi gente? — because the 2019 Premio Lo Nuestro are just a few days away. The Spanish-language awards show honoring the best in Latin music will celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, and it's going to be bigger than ever.
Airing live on Thursday, February 21, viewers can expect to see the biggest names in reggaeton, Spanish pop, rock, and beyond — minus Maluma, who recently underwent surgery — as they all come together to celebrate Latino culture on one stage.
So, where are Premio Lo Nuestro located?
Each year, Premio Lo Nuestro take place inside the American Airlines Arena in Miami, and in 2019, they will be hosted by former Rebelde star Maite Perroni, Mexican beauty Alejandra Espinoza, and singer Victor Manuelle. The red carpet will be hosted by Chiqui Delgado, Raúl "El Gordo" De Molina, Borja Voces, and Clarissa Molina.
"I'm happy to host Premio Lo Nuestro again," Alejandra said in an interview. "I've already started listening to the music of the nominees... It's not that I consider myself an expert, but if I'm going to conduct the program, I want to be aware of the fly that's going to fly by."
Alejandra also revealed she got the best hosting advice from TV icon Don Francisco, adding, "He told me 'Preparation is the basis of improvisation, if you're prepared you can improvise very well,' and that's something that... is essential. "
Premio Lo Nuestro performers:
Natti Natasha leads the pack this year with the most nominations — 15 in total — and the "Criminal" singer is just one of the many performers expected to hit the stage. Natti will be joined by the Mexican group Reik, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, J Balvin, and the one and only Thalía.
Also expected to perform is Puerto Rican superstar Marc Anthony, who is opening the show — plus Christian Nodal, Yandel, Anitta, Pepe Aguilar, Joss Favela, Nacho, Anuel AA, Zion y Lennox, Lele Pons, Fuego, Prince Royce, Farruko, Piso 21, Intocable, De La Ghetto, Pedro Capó, Lali and Silvestre Dangond.
There will be a major Daddy Yankee tribute.
Get ready because 2019 marks an important year in reggeaton history — the 15th anniversary of the release of Daddy Yankee's album, Barrio Fino. In honor of his breakout work of music, the Big Boss will be joined by Ozuna, Yandel, J Balvin, and others as they sing some of the most popular tracks, including "Lo Que Pasó, Pasó," "Tu Principe," and of course, "Gasolina."
Daddy will also be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's show — and TBH it's about time. For Americans, he might be best known for his song, "Despacito," which was remixed by Justin Bieber, but Daddy (real name: Ramón Ayala) has been rapping since the early '90s. However, it wasn't until he released "Gasolina" in 2004 that he became a worldwide music icon.
“I was in Israel, I was in Poland, I was in Belgium, in France, in Italy, and people were singing our songs,” the 42-year-old told Billboard of his "Despacito" success. “It was an amazing feeling. I remember back in the day we were the guys singing the songs by American artists and we didn’t know what they were saying. Right now, we’re receiving the same feedback they had back in the day."
How to stream Premio Lo Nuestro 2019:
You can stream the awards show using Univision's app, Univision Now, which is free with a cable subscription. Along with being compatible with more smartphones, Univision Now also streams on Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.
Another live streaming option is fuboTV, and luckily, there is a 7-day free trial. SlingTV subscribers can also access Univision if they have the Blue and Orange+Blue plans.
Or you can watch the Spanish award show live on Thursday, Feb. 21, starting at 7 p.m. on Univision.