Last night’s 2018 American Music Awards delivered all kinds of talent and elaborate spectacle thanks to the Latinas hard at work on and off stage. During a night of political conversation and promotion of activism and involvement, Latina artists like Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B took to the stage to give voice to our community and bring life to a show that has been around for over four decades.
Here’s a look at the multiple times Latinas brought the Poder Femenino to the AMAs.
Jennifer Lopez proved once again that she defies the limits.
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We breathed life and energy into #Limitless tonight…so grateful for you and happy you’re enjoying the song…something so special happens when we come together…I felt it tonight and I hope you felt it too, love to you all! THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!!! Goodnight!!😘🙌🏼💕💋#AMAs #SecondAct
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Lopez took to the stage during the awards show to perform her new single “Limitless.” The reina of hip-hop performed the new track from her upcoming movie, “Second Act” which will come out in theaters this December. The Puerto Rican R&B legend worked the crowd while donning a silver suit.
Cardi B brought on the Latina pride.
Cardi B graced the awards show with a collaborative performance alongside Bad Bunny and J Balvin to jam out on their summer hit “I Like It”. The trap-salsa trio brought fuego to the stage by recruiting the help of a small live band that riffed the popular Cuban group Buena Vista Social Club with guayabera shirts that said “Cardi B Social Club” and a stage packed with an elaborate show of dance moves and color.
Mariah Carey debuted a new classic.
— Rafael Ribeiro 👑 (@RafaRibeiroReal) October 10, 2018
Of course the crowd at the AMAs was all types of stunned when the virtuoso chanteuse took to the stage to perform her new single “With You,” from her upcoming album. But more than just bringing on her iconic vocal chords, Carey shut down the house with a spectacular visual performance that saw her singing in a sea of dreamy pink fabric while dancers writhed around her. The opticals didn’t stop there though, behind Carey a massive mirror reflected her performance from the back and give off major rose petal vibes.
Lauren Jauregui breathed new life into the word grandiose.
— Sony Music Singapore (@sonymusicsg) October 10, 2018
Jauregui donned a purple and black tie-dye dress at the 2018 American Music Awards that had fans speculating that it was packed with all types of messages and references to her Fifth Harmony Days. The stunning gown had a pretty interesting resemblance to the microphones she used back in her girl group days.
Camila Cabello brought the whole dang crowd to their feet. And that was while she was just a part of the audience.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 10, 2018
On multiple occasions throughout the show, the former Fifth Harmony star and “Havana” singer got the crowd to their feet as she stood up to applaud Mariah Carey and her close friend Taylor Swift.
She also cleaned up.
— Sony (@Sony) October 10, 2018
The singer and songwriter one four American Music Awards last night including New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Video of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Song.