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Absent Bad Bunny wins Lo Nuestro awards despite fewer nominations

Miami, Feb 24 (EFE).- The 2022 edition of Lo Nuestro Awards made history in Latin music in many ways Thursday night, but the most significant was the triumph of Bad Bunny, who without being the most nominated became the winner with six awards.

Seven nominees were tied for second place: Karol G, Camilo, J Balvin, Christian Nodal, CNCO, Caliber 50, and Grupo Firme, each winning three awards.

Bad Rabbit, J Balvin and Karol G were absent from the stage, while the rest of the winners were euphoric with their triumphs.

“Today there are no genres that define us, artists or the public,” said Eduin Caz, the vocal leader of Grupo Firme, celebrating his three awards and thanking his fans for the “massive support” since they began.

Surprisingly, among the three most nominated artists – Camilo, J Balvin and Christian Nodal – with 10 each, only Camilo won three awards. Nodal ended the night with two Lo Nuestro Awards, while the Colombian reggaeton performer won one.

Although the occasion was festive throughout the night, moments were dedicated calling for peace in Ukraine, less violence in the region and a message of thanks to life and God when Farruko and Pedro Capo performed a remix of their song “Gracias.”

“Thank you” were also the words of choice for Paulina Rubio, who repeated them throughout the night. The Golden Girl received the “Lifetime Achievement Award,” while her mother, legendary Mexican actress Susana Dosamantes, and her children, Andrea Nicolas and Eros, applauded her from the audience.

She had previously walked through her greatest hits in one of the gala’s longest acts, accompanied by an army of female dancers and instrumentalists.

“This award finds me at a time in my life where I want to continue doing what I love for 100 more years,” Rubio told EFE, appearing moved to see the Latin music community applauding her on their feet for her work on stage. EFE


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