Puerto Rican singer Farruko, who recently announced his spiritual conversion, opened the Tu Música Urbano Awards show in San Juan on Thursday and received the award for Top Christian Song.
Farruko performed “Nazareno” at the Puerto Rico Coliseum, the first song he released after his spiritual change and which quickly positioned itself as a summer hit.
Later, upon hearing that he won the Top Christian Song award for “Gracias Remix”, together with Pedro Capó, he knelt on the stage and assured that it is the “most special award of his career”.
“We know that we are not the most popular genre, but we do edify many people and we can change a lot of lives and that is the real prize,” he stressed.
Farruko recalled that after his change he received “a lot of criticism”: “I thought the world was going to fall on me, but I carried my cross with joy and I continue to carry it,” he added.
With nine albums and the same number of international tours in the last 12 years and emblematic songs such as “Calma”, also with Pedro Capó, or “Pepas”, Farruko is one of the most popular urban singers.
The singer, who has seven nominations for these awards, has collaborated with the greatest exponents of the genre, including Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Don Omar, Nicky Jam and J Balvin.