Premios Juventud: Becky G and Chiquis Talk Their Big Night

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It's only a few hours until Premios Juventud, Univision's annual celebration of youth pop culture, from sports to music to movies.


The party will be a who's who of Latino stars — with appearances and performances from Austin Mahone, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and others.

It is also a big night for emerging stars with a foot in both English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Our friends over at Variety Latino caught up with two of them — Becky G, who is climbing the ranks as a bona fide pop star, and Chiquis, the daughter of late Mexican star Jenni Rivera, who is now coming into her own as an artist.

So would Becky ever try to make a leap into acting too? She dished in her interview with Variety Latino.

It will be a very special night for Chiquis, who will perform live for the first time, debuting with a new song. She told Variety Latino her upcoming material promises a blend of sounds that speaks to the young Latino experience today. Here’s an excerpt:

"Obviously I love banda, I love norteño, I love mariachi, I love pop, everything. A little secret that a lot of people don't know about me is that I have this person inside of me that wants to rap, so you never know what I can come out with…

"But talking seriously, it's obviously going to be in Spanish, I'm going to have a few tracks in English, it's just who I am, I'm Mexican American so I owe it to myself in a way. I'm still trying to figure out exactly where I want to fit in because I want to try a little bit of everything. I don't want to be like 'I don't want to try that.' I want to try a little bit of everything."

Check out the full interview here, and join us here at Fusion starting at 7:30 p.m. EST, when we'll be liveblogging the Premios Juventud fun, starting with the red carpet. Check it out here and let us know what you think of the show.


Arielle Castillo is Fusion's culture editor, reporting on arts, music, culture, and subcultures from the streets on up. She's also a connoisseur of weird Florida, weightlifting, and cats.