On Thursday (Nov. 15), the Latin Recording Academy celebrated its 19thannual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
The ceremony began with Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny and Will Smith delivering a great performance of their song "Esta Rico," and the night continued with many highlights from Ozuna singing “El Farsante” and “Unica” to Mana receiving their Person of the Year award.
But, as it happens at all award ceremonies, there were moments you couldn't see on television. Billboard soaked up all the action backstage while viewers enjoyed the live broadcast of the Latin Grammys 2018.
From Maluma's last-minute arrival to Anitta and Lele Pons' hot fashion look, check out 10 things you did not see on TV during 2018 Latin Grammy Awards.
Maluma had a feeling he was going to win. The Colombian singer traveled directly from Brazil for the show, just because he felt that he was going to win in the only category he was nominated: best contemporary vocal pop album.
Rosalia wants to record with Kanye West and Ozuna. The Spanish artists confessed her dreams in the media room.
The Red Carpet best look goes to...Lele Pons and Anitta. Brazilian singer Anitta and Lele Pons have many things in common and one of them is to look amazing on the 2018 Latin Grammys red carpet. While Lele Pons was being interviewed by Billboard, Anitta noticed that the Venezuelan singer’s look was stunning and compliment the look.
Victor Manuel finally won a Latin Grammy...and thanked a lot of people. After 25 years, the Puerto Rican finally won his first Latin Grammy. Singer Victor Manuelle thanked all the artists featured on his album backstage because he didn’t have time during the telecast.
Women power: Lali Esposito was really proud to announce Laura Pausini as winner of best traditional pop vocal Album.
Laura Pausini couldn't hold back the tears. The Italian singer couldn't believe that, after 25 years, she won her first Latin Grammy. There was a teary moment or two in the media room.
Karol G feeling the gender equality in music. Colombian singer Karol G is finally feeling that women are taking over in music and she's thrilled about it.
Pepe Aguilar is a proud dad. Pepe was impressed that the audience stood up at the end of his daughter Angela’s performance.
Mana didn’t party after the Person of the Year event. To be fair, they won an enormous prize. Maybe they were worn out from all the emotions.
Jorge Drexler feels that he traiciono his father because he didn’t follow a medical career. Nevermind. He was a three-time winner on the night.