A wave of artists are about to hit the carpet and perform at the 2022 Latin American Music Awards, airing Thursday, April 21 on Telemundo. But first, names like Luis Fonsi, CNCO, Tiago PZK, and more stopped by the “Celebrity Lounge” during rehearsals to talk to Billboard.
The 2022 Latin AMAs, led by Bad Bunny with 10 nominations, will air on Telemundo beginning at 7 p.m. ET with the red carpet pre-show followed at 8 p.m. ET by the awards show.
Below, check out some highlights from the Latin AMA rehearsals:
AKIM ON WORKING WITH FARRUKO
The rising Panamanian artist, who will make his Latin AMAs debut as a presenter, has spoken of being signed to Farruko’s label, Carbon Fiber Music. “He’s someone who’s been through a lot and hasn’t had an easy process. The whole work team feels contagious with his good vibes and his spirit,” he says. “In the together he is a brother, a father and a friend. It is always great to have a companion like Farru.
CNCO LIVE WITH BILLBOARD LATIN
CNCO stopped by the Celebrity Lounge for an exclusive Live with Billboard Latin on Instagram. During the live interview, the band talked about their Latin AMA nominations and the first performance of their single “La Equivocada” on television. Plus, they played a fun game of “who’s most likely,” revealing who cries after winning a prize, who’s most likely to party, and more. Watch it below:
CRISTINA EUSTACE ON SUPPORTING REGIONAL MEXICAN WOMEN
“In regional music, women have a difficult but not impossible task. My colleagues and I are more supportive than ever and even have a WhatsApp group where we try to support each other as much as possible and to let everyone know that women of this gender support each other.
ESTEMAN ON MUSIC WITH THE LOS ANGELES AZULES
“I got together with Georgel to write a cumbia and was really inspired by the sonidero sound of Los Angeles Azules. collaboration. To be able to do a song with them is a dream come true. It’s a song that I wrote and is part of the Los Angeles Azules album.
JOEL DELEON ON FUTURE PROJECTS
Joel DeLeon exclusively revealed to Billboard that after the release of his solo singles “La Culpa” and “Coco”, he is about to travel to Argentina to record a series of music videos. “I’m excited to keep working,” he said. About his debut single, DeLeon said his regional Mexican track was a tribute to his grandfather. “We wrote it in 30 minutes and it was crazy. I will do more of this type of music in the future,” he said. Billboard.
LUIS FONSI ON KAROL G’S COACHELLA SET
“She did it [the Latin hits tribute] with great taste and respect. I was not expecting that at all. It was a nice surprise for me. I felt proud not only because of my song [‘Despacito’] but all the others she included. They were part of our culture and our childhood and I loved being part of this tribute. She’s my friend, she was my first game in the US and I’ve seen all her growth and she deserves it.
TIAGO PZK ON HIS AMAS LATIN DEBUT
Tiago PZK will perform “Entre Nosotros (Remix)” alongside LIT Killah, Maria Becerra and Nicki Nicole at the 2022 Latin AMAs. It’s crazy,” he teases. “It’s my very first performance in an award. Surprisingly, I’m not nervous, I’m relaxed. Everything will be fine and we will represent Argentina on this stage.