Ozuna was definitely the biggest winner at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2019. El Negrito Ojos Claros was already in for a big night, being nominated a staggering 23 times in 15 different categories. "I am extremely grateful to God for the great joy of being 23 times finalist at the Billboard Latin Music Awards," the urban performer said when the nominations were announced earlier this year. "I thank my family for standing unwavering by my side, my fans for following me in every step, Billboard, Telemundo, and all the media outlets for the support they have always given me."
Last night, during the live telecast of the award show from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the Puerto Rican singer took home 11 awards, including artist of the year, and became the biggest winner in a single year in the history of the awards. Ozuna also won Hot Latin Songs' artist of the year, male, and top Latin albums artist of the year, male. Meanwhile, "Te Boté," the breakup anthem that doesn't seem to slow down in popularity and which he shares with Casper Mágico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, and Bad Bunny, won three awards, including hot Latin song of the year.
Ozuna was humbled by the awards, and when he went up on stage to accept his artist of the year recognition, he made sure to thank God, and dedicated the award to his children, Sofia and Jacob, and his wife, Taina Melendez. He thanked her for always being there for him since the beginning. He took a moment to also thank his manager, his fans, and all his colleagues in the urban genre, such as Anuel, Wisin, and Daddy Yankee.
The singer didn't want to let the opportunity pass and encouraged everyone to follow their dreams and to not stop regardless of what others might say. He went on to add that we're all human and we're all equal, and we all just have to keep on fighting to continue pursuing our dreams. He thanked the Latinx community and finished his speech by saying, "May God always protect you all."