Olga Tanon
Olga Tañón is the artist with the most Premio Lo Nuestro awards in the history of the show, and at the 30th anniversary gala, she made sure to celebrate with the best team of ladies possible, including Natalia Jiménez, Victoria "La Mala" and Natti Natasha. Courtesy of Univision

It was a night of Girl Power! And no, we’re not talking about the Spice Girls. Last night, Univision’s “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina” celebrated its 30th anniversary by focusing on commemoration rather than competition, and featuring an extraordinary array of talent onstage of the longest-running awards show for the Hispanic community in the U.S. The best of Latin music shined through in a spectacle of color and sound that gathered the best artists of all time but also made sure to make history thanks to women.

Highlighting the role of women and sending a message of empowerment, “Premio Lo Nuestro” featured more women than ever. For the first time, three women, Lili Estefan, Alejandra Espinoza and Laura Pausini, hosted the epic night, while Giselle Blondet, Chiquinquirá Delgado and Myrka Dellanos recalled the best PLN moments of the last 30 years as hosts of the magenta carpet.

If that wasn’t enough, the show made sure to recognize Olga Tañón, who is the artist with the most Premio Lo Nuestro in the history of the show, with a special award and a performance that reminded us why Tañón is “La Mujer de Fuego” and definitely merengue royalty.

Olga Tanon, Natalia Jimenez
Natalia Jiménez performs with Olga Tañón at the 30th anniversary of Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro. Courtesy of Univision

The Puerto Rican crooner took the stage and started solo with a rendition of her song “Basta Ya.” She later called Natalia Jiménez, who appeared on stage to sing along the iconic ballad that has been part of a lot of people’s breakups for over 20 years.

Olga Tanon, Victoria La Mala
Victoria "La Mala" took the stage with Olga Tañón during the 30th anniversary of Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro. Courtesy of Univision

Things took a more upbeat turn when Victoria “La Mala” appeared singing and dancing to “Muchacho Malo,” followed by a very energetic Natti Natasha, who not only performed “Es Mentiroso,” but also made sure to show her dance moves choreographed in sync with the backup dancers and Tañón.

Olga Tanon, Natti Natasha
Natti Natasha and Olga Tañón singing and dancing during the 30th anniversary of Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro. Courtesy of Univision

Check out the performance below:

This tribute to Latinas everywhere was just one of the highlights of a great night that also honored international icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who received a special recognition for their pioneering work as Latin music ambassadors and inspiration for new generations of artists.

Among the other performances of the night were Daddy Yankee , Jhonny Ventura, Laura Pausini, Milly Quezada, Pepe Aguilar, Pitbull, Víctor Manuelle, and Bad Bunny opening the show with a production by Sergio George; Leslie Grace , Il Volo and Víctor Manuelle paying tribute to the Estefans; Banda MS honoring Joan Sebastián, and David Bisbal with a rendition of José José’s “El Triste” that gave you goose bumps.

Silvestre Dangond also went on stage taking on Lalo Rodríguez’s “Ven Devórame Otra Vez,” which was the first song to ever win a Premio Lo Nuestro in the inaugural show; Wisin Y Yandel returned; Son By Four’s Angel López sang “A Puro Dolor” with Piso 21; Ricardo Montaner took us through a journey of his most renowned songs along with his kids Evaluna Montaner and Mau y Ricky; J Balvin, Anitta and Jeon brought the heat; and Maluma and Nego do Borel performed for the first time on TV their new hit “Corazón.”

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