It looks like the members of 3Ball MTY will be having the night of their lives at this year’s Billboard Mexican Music Awards.
The three young Mexican deejays – Erick Rincon, Sergio Zavala (Dj Sheeqo Beat) and Alberto Presenda (Dj Otto) – not only lead the finalists for this year’s awards with 12 nods, but they’ve just been confirmed as performers for the big show.
Regional Mexican stars Pepe Aguilar, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Ana Barbara, Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda and America Sierra, best known as the featured vocalist on 3BallMTY’s single “Inténtalo“, will also perform at the awards show, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Telemundo on October 18.
The Billboard Mexican Music Awards are the only nationally televised awards that exclusively honor regional Mexican music. Finalists and winners of the 33 awards are determined by chart performance as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com during the eligibility period of August 27, 2011 through August 18, 2012. Award categories are based on album and digital track sales data provided by Nielsen SoundScan and radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS.
3BallMTY, who had their national television debut at last year’s Mexican Music Awards, broke ground with “Inténtalo,” a finalist in the Song of the Year, Song of the Year-Vocal Event and Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia Song of the Year categories.
Sales of the subsequent album of the same name, out on Fonovisa, helped make the group a finalist for Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year-New, Artist of the Year-Duo or Group, Albums Artist of the Year, Songs Artist of the Year, Digital Download Artist of the Year, and Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia Artist of the Year. Sierra is up for five awards.