The Black Eyed Peas shine as they kick open the 2022 Latin American Music Awards in a big way.
The group recruited over 25 Latin artists, including Farruko, Ozuna, Bosa, Esteman, CNCO, Chiquis, Goyo, Prince Royce, Sofia Reyes, Adriel Favela, Calibre 50 and Gerardo Ortiz, and more, to send a message of love, unity, resilience and peace in solidarity with Ukraine, after the country suffered a Russian invasion nearly two months ago.
The touching performance of “Where Is the Love?”, featuring all artists dressed in white including Ukrainian artist, NK, who carried a flag from Ukraine, was a new bilingual version of The Black Eyed Peas’ 2003 love anthem and international smash hit.
In the middle of the performance, Farruko went onstage to deliver a message about tolerance and unity as he rapped to the beat of the pop track. Days prior to taking the stage, Panamanian artist, Boza, had an exchange with Billboard.
“I’m really nervous,” he said. “Because I don’t speak English that well but it’ll a big part of the night.”
Hosted by Rafael Amaya, Jacqueline Bracamontes, and Cristián de la Fuentes, the 2022 Latin AMAs was held at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and featured performances by Ozuna, CNCO, Prince Royce, Los Ángeles Azules and Gloria Trevi, and many more.