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Last Thursday was the third edition of the Premios Tu Música Urbano, where the voices and work of the best artists of the genre were celebrated.

The queen of the night was, without a doubt, Karol G. However, there were many unforgettable moments.

The celebration was held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrilot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, hosted by Colombian actress and model Carmen Villalobos and broadcast live on the Telemundo channel.

The night was star-studded with the presence of the greatest exponents of the urban genre in Latin America, both the pioneering artists and the new generations that have become a worldwide phenomenon.

The triumph of women

Puerto Rican Bad Bunny led the list of nominees with twelve nominations, followed by Colombian J Balvin with nine nominations and Colombian singer Karol G with nine nominations as well. 

Women were the top winners of the night at Premios Tu Música Urbano, and it was Karol G who made history by winning all the awards in the categories in which she was nominated, a total of nine. Artist of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, “Tour of the Year,” and “Video of the Year” were the main awards won by the Medellin native.

Becky G came in second place by taking three awards out of the five categories she was nominated for, being “Top Artist Female,” the most important of them, and “Collaboration of the Year” with Karol G for their song “Mamiii.” 

Argentinian singer Maria Becerra also took home three awards, including “Top Rising Star Female” and “Song of the Year” alongside Colombian J Balvin for the song “Qué Más Pues?“.

You can see the complete list of winners here.

The most outstanding live performances

Among all 19 live performances, Puerto Rican singer Farruko opened the ceremony performing his hits “Guerrero,” “Nazareno” with Dj Adoni, and “Luz” with Panamanian singer Akim, demonstrating why he is one of the biggest influences in the genre. Another memorable moment also starred Farruko when he received the “Special Dedication Award” and the award for “Top Urban Song.”

Then Maria Becerra performed her song “Ojalá” and was later joined by Mexican singer and actress Sofia Reyes for the performance of the hit “Marte.”

And finally, it was Zion & Lennox who would set the party on fire to the rhythm of the best old-school reggaeton when they performed the hits “Yo Voy”, “Pierdo la Cabeza” and “Otra Vez”.