The fourth annual iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina: Celebrating Our Heroes, celebrating the best in Latin music, with star-studded performances and special tributes to first responders and communities impacted by natural disasters.
iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina brought the power of the iHeartRadio Music Festival to Latin music and featured live performances by Ricky Martin, Gente De Zona, CNCO, Reik, Jesse y Joy, Camila Cabello, Pepe Aguilar, Luis Fonsi, Diplo and Yandel at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. The event was hosted by Enrique Santos and Telemundo’s Jessica Carrillo.
Telemundo aired the LIVE television special and iHeartMedia broadcasted the event live on Spanish-Pop, Tropical, regional Mexican and Spanish Adult Hit radio stations across the U.S and live streamed nationwide on iHeartRadio’s Official YouTube Channel.
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- Puerto Rican Superstar Ricky Martin opened the show with a mix of his most recent successes. After his performance, he gave an emotional acceptance speech while receiving the second annual iHeartRadio Premio Corazón Latino award by iHeartRadio’s Enrique Santos. Ricky Martin received this award for his support following Hurricane Maria and his constant work throughout the years with human trafficking and The Ricky Martin Foundation
- Luis Fonsi performed his dominating chart-topper “Despacito,” “Corazon En La Maleta,” “No Me Doy Por Vencido,” and “Party Animal.”
- Camila Cabello slayed on stage as she performed some of her new music, including “Havana,” “OMG,” “Bad Things,” and ending with “Crying In The Club.” She also thanked all of the first responders for their incredible service in the aftermath of all of the recent natural disasters.
- Gente De Zona, had an explosive musical set. and captivated everyone with “Si No Vuelves,” “Somos Tú y Yo,” and “La Gozadera” three of their most successful songs. They also invited the Venezuelan Chyno Miranda to the stage to sing their song “Quédate conmigo.”
- Jesse & Joy brought Gente De Zona onstage to perform their new single, “3AM”. The pair had many special moments on the stage with their guitars in hand to sing their songs “I’m Not One Of Those,” “Run” and “Sidereal Space.” During their performance they were also honored for their efforts as volunteers after the earthquakes that shook Mexico, where they became voices of the communities and bearers of aid for the victims. Yandel was introduced by the Miami-Dade Fire Department who were part of the rescue team during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The legend of the urban genre lit the with performances of “Enchanting,” “Never Forget Me,” “Oh My God,” and “Báilame Remix,” “Look at it,” “Rakata” and “Ahora Es.”
- Diplo closed the show with an enormous dance party, as he took the reins behind the DJ booth to dish out beats, which included a number of Latin hits like “Mi Gente,” “Rompe,” “Gasolina,” and even the Spanish version of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”
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