The Puerto Rican singer received track of the yr and favourite city track for his Unhealthy Bunny-assisted “Dákiti,” which he additionally carried out on stage, adopted by a presentation of his new single “Sensual Bebé.”
That very same night time, the artist born Jesús Manuel Nieves Cortez formally introduced his creative identify change to Jhayco on the dwell, televised occasion.
“It’s one thing that I at all times wished to do,” he advised Billboard on the purple carpet. “That’s the identify that goes with my character and at all times wished. I created my model, my very own path, and with all respect there’s a J Balvin, there’s a Jay Wheeler, and I simply need my identify to be distinctive and when individuals hear Jhayco, they know there’s just one Jhayco.”
On the carpet, he was accompanied by his girlfriend, mannequin Mia Khalifa, who admitted to being a fan of all his music. “I by no means hesitate. I don’t suppose he would present me a track that I wouldn’t wish to play to dying,” she mentioned of giving Jhayco’s music her stamp of approval.
In actual fact, Khalifa says her favourite track proper now’s “Sensual Bebe.” “I truly advised him to ship me the MP3 to play it again and again. My favourite track at all times modifications, however total, I’d say it’s ‘Simple.’”
When requested about her starring position in Becky G and Karol G’s “Mamiii” music video, Khalifa expressed that it was “a lot enjoyable” and referred to as it one in every of her favourite songs of the yr.
“It got here out on my birthday and never going to lie, he [Jhay] even got here out of the bathe as a result of I used to be enjoying it a lot. I used to be so blissful. I’m so grateful to Becky and Karol for asking me to be a part of the video.”
As for a way the couple deliberate to have fun their massive night time, Jhaco mentioned, “It’s all about being with the suitable particular person, the suitable power and the individuals you like, so we’re going to have time.”
The 2022 Latin AMAs happened Thursday, April 21, dwell from the Michelob ULTRA Enviornment at Mandalay Bay Resort and On line casino in Las Vegas. Karol G was the night time’s largest winner, nabbing six of seven awards, together with artist of the yr and album of the yr.