NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The first-ever iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Presented by Sprint, featuring Latin music's biggest superstars, came to a close Saturday night following an evening jam packed with star-studded performances. The event, which brought the power and unforgettable performances of the iHeartRadio Music Festival to Latin music, featured live performances by the biggest names in Latin music: Ricky Martin, Pitbull, J. Balvin, Becky G, Roberto Tapia, Alejandra Guzmán, Prince Royce, La Original Banda El Limón with special guest appearances by Voz A Voz, Daddy Yankee, Jesse & Joy to the Forum in Los Angeles. The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina also included special guest presenters Chiquis Rivera, Oscar de la Hoya, Christina Milian and Selenis Leyva and Dascha Polanco of "Orange is the New Black," as well as iHeartMedia personalities Ryan Seacrest, Mario Lopez and El Mandril.
The inaugural event kicked off Saturday afternoon with "iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina La Villita, Presented by Chase," the official FREE pre-event featuring performances by Becky G, Voz a Voz and Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas as well as live sets by iHeartRadio's Prostyle. The afternoon event featured food trucks, many partner activations with ways to win tickets to the evening show, exciting artist experiences and more.
Straight from the Forum in Los Angeles, the magic of iHeartRadio came to Latin music with an extraordinary lineup that included the following highlights:
- Ricky Martin opened the show and was spotted backstage before his performance catching up with Mario Lopez about his kids
- La Original Banda El Limón did a special performance of "El Mejor Perfume" with Voz a Voz
- Daddy Yankee opened his sets with his hit song "Gasolina"
- Prince Royce made the crowd swoon as he threw red roses into the audience during his performance of "Darte un Beso"
- Prince Royce hosted a private meet-and-greet with two Make-A-Wish families, spending time with them backstage in his dressing room. The families were also able to spend time backstage during Becky G’s performance at the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina La Villita
- Pitbull closed the show with an over-the-top performance of some of his biggest hits, including "Give Me Everything Tonight" and his new hot single "Fireball"
The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina is the newest of iHeartMedia's incredibly successful major concert events, following in the footsteps of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the biggest live concert event in radio history which features more than 20 A-list artists across every music genre on one stage, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour and the iHeartRadio Country Festival, which features today's hottest country acts. The star-studded event was co-produced by iHeartMedia and Live Nation.
Proud partners of the events include: Sprint, Chase, Corona, Ford, JCPenney, Pepsi and State Farm®.
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