“Premios Juventud” Announces Nominees for its Highly Anticipated 2022 Edition in Puerto Rico
Univision’s “Premios Juventud” (PJ/Youth Awards) announced today the nominations for its highly anticipated edition in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For the first time in its history, “Premios Juventud” will broadcast live summer’s hottest bash in la isla del encanto (Island of Enchantment). Under the theme “Celebra Tu Pasión” (Celebrate Your Passion), “Premios Juventud” will continue to recognize the best of Latin music, social causes and pop culture, and this year, PJ added ten new categories to reflect the evolution in music. The summer bash will also mark the grand return of “Noche de Estrellas de Premios Juventud,” the most dynamic and entertaining red carpet show, featuring LIVE interviews, memorable musical performances, and special awards. The 4-hour broadcast will air LIVE from Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot on July 21 at 7 p.m. ET/ 6 CT on Univision.
This year’s “Premios Juventud” will be hosted by an all-star studded group making their debut as PJ host including Eduin Caz, lead vocalist and front man for Grupo Firme and winner of four “Premios Juventud” awards; the popular “El Gordo y La Flaca” co-host and actress Clarissa Molina, previous host of pre-show “Noches de Estrellas,” and backstage host; recognized international actress and singer Danna Paola, who made PJ history in 2020 as part of an unforgettable tribute to Selena Quintanilla’s legacy; and bachata superstar Prince Royce, one of the most nominated artists to “Premios Juventud” and winner of 20 PJ awards.
“This summer, ‘Premios Juventud’ will celebrate our youth’s passion for music, pop culture, innovation, and social causes like never before, with an unforgettable show from San Juan, Puerto Rico,” said Ignacio Meyer, EVP, Music and Non-Scripted Entertainment, TelevisaUnivision. “Latin music’s biggest stars and up-and-coming artists will come together on stage to deliver unforgettable performances and create magical moments that can only be seen on ‘PJ.’ Our coveted Agent of Change award will continue to recognize stars and young leaders driving social change in the world.”
To reflect the new generations’ passion for music, social causes, innovation, and pop culture, “Premios Juventud” has added ten new categories to this year’s award show. The new recognitions include Female Artist – On the Rise and Male Artist – On the Rise, to honor outstanding young stars. “PJ” will also recognize superstars in the world of acting with the awards My Favorite Actor and My Favorite Actress. The newly created Best On-Screen Couple category will recognize the best onscreen couple in a novela or series. Other new awards include My Favorite Streaming Artist, for the most popular artist on digital platforms; Best Couple Song, for performers who collaborated while they were in a romantic relationship; Tropical Hit, for the best song in this genre; The Best Beatmakers, for the best music producer or DJ; and Best Fandom, for the best fan group.
Global superstars J Balvin and Karol G top the nominees’ list with 11 nods apiece. They are followed by Rauw Alejandro (9 nominations), Farruko (8 nominations), Ángela Aguilar, Camilo and Grupo Firme (7 nominations), and Anitta, Christian Nodal, El Alfa, Maluma, and Rosalía (6 nominations).
To see the full list of nominees, click here.
Fans can start voting for their favorite artists today by visiting PremiosJuventud.com. The voting period ends on June 27.