Thursday night, Premio Lo Nuestro celebrated its 30th year as one of the top Spanish-language awards shows. Univision’s entertainment awards pays tribute to Latino music legends, shines a spotlight on iconic stars, and introduces us to upcoming voices. And this year’s show was no different — celebrating the most influential and significant Latin artists and moments of the past. The only big change? The awards show is switching things up by recognizing and celebrating, instead of nominating, top Latinx musical acts.
As with any awards show, there were incredible fashion moments and even more incredible performances. Coming from Miami’s American Airlines Arena, Univision paid tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan for all of their contributions to the world of music. We also saw the long-overdue reunion of Wisin & Yandel, performances from Pitbull, Maluma, J Balvin and Anitta, and so much more. With so many memories still fresh in our minds, here are the seven best moments of Premio Lo Nuestro 2018.
1. Daddy Yankee and Pitbull got together.
The two legendary Latino singers reunited backstage at the awards show.
2. Emilio and Gloria Estefan reminded us what love truly is.
The musical duo was also honored by Univision for being trailblazers in the music scene.
3. J Balvin and Anitta gave an incredible, passionate performance.
Let’s all admit it: It was impossible to look away during this powerful performance.
4. Celebrities showed off on the carpet and made us go WOW every time.
Just look at all of those gorgeous colors! It’s difficult to not be jealous.
5. Wisin y Yandel (and Maluma) FINALLY reunited during the show.
This is their first reunion on television since the duo split in 2013.
7. Pitbull, as usual, rocked the house.
Mr. Worldwide showed off his singing and dance skills with ease.
7. Many celebrities walked the magenta carpet with adorable dogs.
The dogs accompanying celebs were from Miami Dade’s Animal Shelter and had been left behind after last year’s hurricane. The pooches still need a home.