Justin Quiles and El Alfa kicked off the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night (Oct. 5), bringing the heat to the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., with a tropical performance of their hit, “Fiesta Loca.”
With dancers ready for a pool party in swimsuits and lush palm trees against a sunset facade behind them, the musical duo traded verses as they sang and rapped about partying until the break of dawn in a “Fiesta Loca” — or crazy party — as the song’s title suggests. A slew of onstage pyrotechnics ended the fittingly hot performance before the rest of the awards show got underway.
“Fiesta Loca” was released in July and comes less than a year after El Alfa released his fifth studio album, Sagitario, in November 2022 and his June 2023 compilation album, Dembow Worldwide Hits Teteo 42. Quiles, meanwhile, hasn’t released an album since 2021’s La Última Promesa.
The 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature additional performances from Bad Bunny, Calibre 50, Chiquis, Eddy Lover, Eladio Carrión, Farruko, Grupo Frontera, La Factoría, Los Ángeles Azules, Los Sebastianes, Manuel Turizo, Marc Anthony, Marshmello, Myke Towers, Nicki Nicole, Olga Tañon, Pepe Aguilar, Peso Pluma, Sky Rompiendo, Sofía Reyes, Tini, Ximena Sariñana, Yandel and Yng Lvcas.
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