Ricky Martin, Anitta, Pitbull & More Latin AMA Performers Announced

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The second wave of performers for the Latin American Music Awards has been announced, and the list of artists will no doubt have the show thumpin’. Artists announced include Ricky Martin, Anitta, Pitbull, Juanes, Sofia Reyes and more.

Country singer Carrie Underwood will join David Bisbal for the first televised performance of their bilingual duet, “Tears of Gold.” Other big collaborations include Karol G who will take the stage with Mariah Angeliq. Karol G is tied with J Balvin for the most Latin AMA nominations this year with nine each, including Artist of the Year.

Virtual concerts became a thing in 2020 when the Coronavirus caused the entire world to shut down. Therefore, it makes sense for the Latin American Music Awards to acknowledge the great performances that came about during quarantine by adding a new category, Favorite Virtual Concert. Juanes, scheduled to perform, is up for two awards in the aforementioned category. One nomination is for his performance with Alejandro Sanz (“#LaGiraSeQuedaEnCasa”) and the other is with Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá (“Concierto Sinfónico Virtual: #VolverteAVer“).

The newly announced performers are in addition to those announced a few weeks back, which include Camilo, Ana Bárbara, David Bisbal and Eslabon Armado.

Puerto Rican star Ozuna will be honored with the Extraordinary Evolution Award. This is part due to his gigantic growth in a short amount of time. Other honorees of the Extraordinary Evolution Award in the past include Becky G and Maluma. This year, Ozuna has seven nominations including Artist of the Year. He is also scheduled to perform.

Jose Luis Rodriguez a.k.a “El Puma” is going to receive the Legend Award. The award goes to artists who have been around for a significant amount of time and contributed greatly to the music industry. The singer-actor has recorded more than 60 albums and appeared in over 34 soap operas and movies. Rodriguez is also among the list of artists scheduled to perform.

Also on the slate is a special tribute for the late singer-songwriter Joan ‘El Poeta del Pueblo’ Sebastián.

The 2021 Latin American Music Awards is airing on Telemundo on Thursday, April 15. It will be hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes from Sunrise Florida.

To see the full list of performers click here.