There were many “you had to be there” moments at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Week, but if you weren’t there, most of these were luckily caught on camera. Latin Music Week wrapped up on Saturday, Oct. 1, with the official afterparty presented by BRESH. But throughout the week — which kicked off on Sept. 26 — a handful of Latin superstars joined Billboard for panels, showcases and one-on-one conversations that included standout moments that could only happen in Latin Music Week.
For example, Puerto Rican artist Chayanne getting up in the middle of his Superstar Q&A to dance to his new rhythmic pop single “Como Tú y Yo” while attendees were listening to a preview of the track. First, he danced solo, but then asked Billboard‘s Leila Cobo to groove along with him.
Another top moment of the week was when Romeo Santos — reluctant to end his riveting conversation during which he spoke about fatherhood, music and the new generation of bachata artists — ended his Q&A singing to the Backstreet Boys‘ “I Want It That Way.” This after he pledged to donate $100,000 to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian. The donation will be part of Billboard’s efforts to gather donations for the Red Cross for hurricane relief.
And who can forget that special moment shared onstage between Colombian star Maluma and his newly signed artists Paulina B and Abril — who are the first two acts he signed to his recently launched label Royalty Records — where all three sang “ADMV (Amor De Mi Vida).”
Below, check out some of the top moments captured at Latin Music Week 2022.