Nathy Peluso dazzled the audience with her unique style and poetic prowess during the Billboard Latin Music Week 2023 showcase held on Wednesday (October 4) at Miami’s Oasis club. Her performance was a diverse blend of sultry bachata, brass-infused salsa, captivating rap verses, and even a rendition of Camilo Sesto’s “Vivir Así Es Morir De Amor.” Throughout her set, Nathy was on fire, captivating the crowd with her charisma. She graced the stage in a denim dress paired with black leather boots and a creatively cut-up T-shirt, delivering standout performances of songs like “Ateo,” “Alabame,” and her latest hit, “Ella Tiene.”
The opening act for the evening, Young Miko, Billboard’s Latin Rookie of the Year, exuded confidence as she took the stage wearing a vintage black tee featuring Marilyn Monroe with bold pink lettering that read “Hollywood Is Hell.” Young Miko wowed the audience with her chart-toppers, including “Lisa,” “Wiggy,” “Riri,” and the reggaetón track “Chulo Pt. 2.” In the midst of performing her mellow trap sensation “Big Booty,” a fan tossed a pair of pink underwear onto the stage, which she playfully twirled while continuing her performance.
Earlier in the week, both artists participated in the “Boys No More!” panel alongside Nicki Nicole, Kany García, María Becerra, and GALE. During the discussion, Nathy Peluso reflected, “When I first started my career in rap, there were very few women in the industry. It was a struggle to carve out a space for myself.
Today, we’ve come a long way from those times, and I’m grateful for the work of my fellow female artists.” Young Miko added, “I discovered that Kany García and I belong to the same [LGBTQ+] community, and it gave me the confidence to open up to my mother. Things are changing for the better now, and I’m thankful for that. There’s a more receptive audience, one that’s seeking change.”
Celebrating over three decades of success, the 2023 Latin Music Week featured a star-studded lineup of events, including a Superstar Q&A session with Shakira, the Legends on Legends conversation with Chencho Corleone and Vico C, Making the Hit Live! with Carin León and Pedro Capó, and a panel featuring RBD’s Christian Chávez, Christopher von Uckermann, and Maite Perroni.
The event also included a Superstar Songwriter discussion with Edgar Barrera and Keityn, among numerous other panels, Q&A sessions, and workshops. This year’s Latin Music Week showcased talents such as Peso Pluma, Mike Bahía and Greeicy, DannyLux, and Fonseca, among others.
Official sponsors of the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Week included AT&T, Cheetos, CN Bank, Delta Air Lines, Lexus, Netflix, Michelob ULTRA, and Smirnoff.
Latin Music Week coincided with the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony, broadcast live from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, on Thursday (October 5) and aired on Telemundo. The event was also simulcast on Universo, Peacock, the Telemundo App, and across Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.”