Maribel Guardia, the late singer’s former wife and mother of his son Julián Figueroa, introduced the emotional tribute with a heartfelt message: “I’m here to celebrate el poeta del pueblo (the pueblo’s poet),” she said. “We did telenovelas together, we sang together and we were friends. With him, I have a son who is a lot like him.”
Then, Favela took the stage to sing some of Sebastian’s classics such as “Eso Y Más” and “Me Gustas.” Bárbara wrapped up the tribute with a passionate rendition of “Secreto de Amor.”
This year, Karol and J Balvin lead the list of nominees with nine nods each. Both are up for artist of the year, sharing the category with Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, Christian Nodal, Eslabon Armado, Maluma, Ozuna and Sech.
Hosted by Mexican actress Jacqueline Bracamontes, the 2021 Latin AMAs – live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida – featured other performances Ozuna, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Carlos Vives, Eslabon Armado, among others.