Ozuna Makes History at the Billboard Latin Music Awards with His 11 Wins

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27 Apr 2019 | Awards

Ozunais making history again…

Earlier this year, the 27-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singermade history by becoming the single biggest finalist in the history of the Billboard Latin Music Awards with 23 nods in 15 categories. 

Ozuna

And on Thursday night, during the live telecast of the awards show on Telemundo from the Mandalay Bay Centerin Las Vegas, Ozuna made history again: He took home 11 awards, including the coveted Artist of the Yearprize, and became the biggest winner in a single year in the history of the awards.

Ozuna also won Hot Latin Songsartist of the year, male, and top Latin albums artist of the year, male, while “Te Boté,” the hit ensemble song on which he shares the spotlight with Casper MagicoNio GarciaDarellNicky Jam and Bad Bunny won three awards, including Hot Latin Song of the Year

The 2019 awards, on the heels of Latin music’s most successful year in recent memory, highlighted the dominance of urban music in the Latin marketplace. Following Ozuna in sheer number of wins were friends and fellow Puerto Ricans Nicky Jam and Bad Bunny, with five and four awards, respectively, three of those for “Te Boté,” which also won streaming song of the year and Hot Latin Song of the year, vocal event.

Nicky Jam’s feature in J Balvin’s “X” also garnered him airplay song of the year and Latin rhythm song of the year, while Bad Bunny won social artist of the year.

The coveted award for artist of the year, new, went to Anuel AA, who competed in the category against girlfriend Karol G.

Cardi Bhas earned her first Billboard Latin Music Award.

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation took home the prize for Crossover Artist of the Year.

Pop and regional Mexican music also had their moments. Latin fans’ appetites for the new was apparent in CNCOs three wins, including Latin pop album of the year for their self-titled set and Latin pop artist of the year, duo or group. Regional Mexican powerhouse Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga received three wins for the coveted Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, duo or group; Top Latin Albums artist of the year, duo or group; and Regional Mexican artist of the year, duo or group.

Artists winning two awards each included Shakira for Top Latin Albums artist of the year, female, and Latin pop artist of the year, solo; J Balvin, whose single “X” won airplay song of the year and Latin rhythm song of the year; and Romeo Santos, who won Tropical artist of the year, solo, and Tropical song of the year for “Sobredosis.”

The 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards were the culmination of the annual Billboard Latin Music Week. Finalists and winners were determined by the actual sales, streaming, radio airplay and social data that informs Billboard‘s weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 3, 2018 through this year’s January 26 charts.

Here’s the full list of winners:

OVERALL ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year:Ozuna

Artist of the Year, New: Anuel AA
Tour of the Year: Luis Miguel
Social Artist of the Year:Bad Bunny
Crossover Artist of the Year:Cardi B

SONGS CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year: Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:Ozuna
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:Natti Natasha
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio de Lizárraga
Airplay Song of the Year:Nicky Jam x J Balvin, “X”
Digital Song of the Year:Daddy Yankee, “Dura”
Streaming Song of the Year:Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”

ALBUMS CATEGORIES

Top Latin Album of the Year: Ozuna, Odisea
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male: Ozuna
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female: Shakira
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio de Lizárraga

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo: Shakira
Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: CNCO
Latin Pop Song of the Year: Reik featuring Ozuna & Wisin, “Me Niego”
Latin Pop Album of the Year: CNCO, CNCO

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo: Romeo Santos
Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Aventura
Tropical Song of the Year: Romeo Santos featuring Ozuna, “Sobredosis”
Tropical Album of the Year:Victor Manuelle, 25/7

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo: Christian Nodal
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Regional Mexican Song of the Year:Raymix, “Oye Mujer”
Regional Mexican Albums of the Year:Lenin Ramirez, Bendecido
Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:DEL

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo: Ozuna
Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: CNCO
Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X”
Latin Rhythm Album of the Year: Ozuna, Odisea

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES

Songwriter of the Year: Juan G. Rivera Vazquez ‘Gaby Music’
Producer of the Year: Chris Jeday


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