Last night (June 15), Premios Tu Música Urbano celebrated the icons of el movimiento by paying tribute to established figures that have cemented their legacy in the space. The spectacles were aired live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the awards show took place.
One of the ways that the 2023 Premios Tu Música Urbano celebrated el movimiento pioneers was through a tribute dedicated to the old-school reggaeton generation. The performance was led by a new wave of artists, including paopao, Alejo, Ryan Castro, Álvaro Díaz, and Eix. The five emerging artists took turns singing classics by Ivy Queen, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Wisin & Yandel, and Tego Calderón. Highlights of the performance include paopao singing Ivy Queen’s signature tracks “Quiero Bailar” and “Que Lloren”; Álvaro Díaz paying tribute to Don Omar by singing his classics “Métele Sazón,” and “Pa’ Que Retozen”; and Ryan Castro singing Daddy Yankee’s emblematic songs “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó” and “Gasolina.” Moreover, Alejo paid tribute to Wisin & Yandel and Eix to Don Omar.
But that wasn’t all that went down last night. The awards show also featured an epic performance by the emblematic Puerto Rican rapper Vico C and gave him a musical trajectory recognition. Not only did he open the show with his comeback single “Pregúntale a tu papá por mí” and his classic song “Bomba para fincar,” but the icon also received a prestigious award that recognized him as a pillar figure of el movimiento. As a cherry on top, he additionally won this year’s The Best Comeback category, aligning perfectly with his comeback album Pánico, which dropped on June 15.
Besides the tributes to reggaeton icons, Premios Tu Música Urbano also recognized other established and upcoming artists in 32 selected categories. Artists that won big this year include Karol G, Feid, Eslabon Armado, and more.