Nicky Jam to Bring “Rockstar Show” to Billboard Latin Music Week, with Jhay Cortez as Special Guest

Nicky Jam is bringing his (Rockstar) Show on the road…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American will bring his talk show Rockstar Show live to Billboard Latin Music Week, and he’s booked Jhay Cortez as his special guest.

Nicky Jam

The intimate experience is set to take place on September 22 exclusively for Billboard Latin Music Week registrants, with capacity limited.

Nicky Jam’s talk show, his passion project, launched in January with Maluma as his first guest.

Daddy YankeeKarol G and Nicky Jam are also confirmed for Billboard’s 2021 Latin Music Week, returning to Miami in September with a weeklong event that unites the top Latin hitmakers, influencers and industry leaders, and features live performances and conversations with superstars.

Latin Music Week will feature one-of-a-kind performances, panels, conversations and more with the aforementioned artists. Karol G will take center stage in The Superstar Q&A on September 21 for an in-depth conversation about her career, music, love and upcoming projects.

On September 22, fans will get up close and personal with Yankee as he discusses his 25-year career that launched reggaetón around the world in the second installment of The Superstar Q&A. The Puerto Rican hitmaker is also set to perform for a Billboard En Vivo concert that night at the Faena Forum exclusive to Billboard Latin Music Week registrants.

Other recently announced panels include “My Cause, My Music: A Conversation on Social Justice” with Cuban artist/activist Yotuel Romero, Puerto Rican star Kany García and ChocQuibTown members (and husband and wife) Goyo and Tostao; “Making the Hit, Live” masterclass with Lunay and his longtime producers Chris Jedi and Gaby Music; and “Regional No More– Mexican Music Goes Global” with Eslabon Armado, Los Dos Carnales and Carin Leon, which is moderated by Rancho Humilde‘s Jimmy Humilde.

For the first time, Billboard will launch a virtual streaming experience in partnership with LIVENow, offering viewing opportunities to international audiences. Passes for the livestream can now be purchased here. The star-studded 2021 Latin Music Week lineup also includes participation by García, Anitta, Elena RoseMyke TowersRauw Alejandro, EstemanRaymix, and Tainy, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Under the slogan “The Beat of Latin Music,” making its mark as the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world, this year’s event will continue through the end of the week as Billboard launches its En Vivo concert series.

Bad Bunny Leads Pack of Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists with 22 Nominations

Bad Bunny is celebrating a banner year…

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton superstar leads the list of finalists for the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards – with a bullet!

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny earned a whopping 22 nods in 13 categories, including artist of the year, songwriter of the year, Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, top Latin rhythm album and top Latin album of the year — with three of his releases up for awards.

It’s a stellar showing that caps an incredible year for Bad Bunny, who was able to place three albums — El Último Tour del Mundo, YHLQMDLG and Las Que No Iban a Salir — atop the Billboard charts during the eligibility period for the awards (Feb. 1, 2020, through the Aug. 7, 2021, charts).

Following Bad Bunny in the double digits is Maluma with 11 nods, including artist of the year and Hot Latin Songs artist of the year, with his global hit “Hawái” up for six awards, including airplay song of the year and Hot Latin Song of the year.

Other multi-finalists include J Balvin with nine nods, and Karol GAnuel AA and Black Eyed Peas with eight each.

Finalists and winners will be honored at the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will broadcast live on Telemundo from the Watsco Center in Miami on Thursday, Sept. 23, and which will cover 59 categories across the major music genres of Latin pop, tropical, Latin rhythm and regional Mexican.

Balvin and Anuel AA are both up for artist of the year in a category that also includes fellow reggaetón star Ozuna, who is up for seven awards. Balvin also garnered four nods for “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life),” the blockbuster track with Black Eyed Peas, who are also four-time finalists with “Ritmo.”

Fellow Colombian Karol G is a four-time finalist for her smash “Tusa” (with Nicki Minaj), while Anuel is up for Hot Latin Songs artist of the year and Top Latin Albums artist of the year, primarily on the strength of his sophomore album, Emmanuel.

But while urban music continued to drive the beat of Latin music, regional Mexican music wasn’t far behind, thanks to a new crop of acts who are revamping the genre’s sound and branding.

Leading the way is the group Eslabon Armado with seven nods that include three of their albums: Corta Venas, Tu Veneno Mortal and Vibras de Noche. They’re followed by Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga with four nods, including song of the year for “Que Maldición,” and Los Dos Carnales, who are up for three awards, including regional Mexican song of the year, where they compete against themselves with “El Envidioso” and “Cabrón y Vago.”

Beyond the growing strength of regional Mexican, another highly visible trend in this year’s list of finalists is mainstream music’s growing interest in Latin acts. The leaders of the pack are the Black Eyed Peas, whose album Translation featured mostly Latin acts, and which has two tracks, “Mamacita” and “Ritmo,” up for awards in addition to the Peas’ nod in the crossover artist of the year category. In addition, The Weeknd has seven nods on the strength of “Hawái,” his collaboration with Maluma; Minaj has six on the strength of “Tusa” alongside Karol G; and Snoop Dogg is a finalist for regional Mexican song of the year for “Que Maldición,” his collaboration with Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards were not immune to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligibility for the awards, whose finalists and eventual winners are based exclusively on performance on the Billboard charts, was extended from its usual one-year period to 18 months (from the rankings dated Feb. 1, 2020, through the Aug. 7, 2021, charts), as the 2020 awards were delayed by the pandemic.

And this year, given the pause in touring of the past 18 months, there is no touring category.

But there is a live awards show that will be broadcast once again on the Telemundo network at 8:00 pm ET and preceded by the red carpet one-hour preshow “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard.” The music special will also broadcast simultaneously on Spanish entertainment cable network Universo and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.

 

BILLBOARD 2021 LATIN MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTAS

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year:

  • Anuel AA
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Maluma
  • Ozuna

 Artista del Año, Debut / Artist of the Year, New:

  • Camilo
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Kali Uchis
  • Myke Towers
  • Rauw Alejandro

 Artista Crossover del Año / Crossover Artist of the Year:

  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ne-Yo
  • Nicki Minaj
  • The Weeknd

SONG CATEGORIES 

“Hot Latin Song” Canción del Año / Hot Latin Song of the Year:

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
  • Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Kali Uchis, “Telepatía”
  • Karol G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”

   “Hot Latin Song”, Colaboración Vocal del Año / Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
  • Bad Bunny & Rosalía, “La Noche De Anoche”
  • Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Karol G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”

 “Hot Latin Songs” Artista del Año, Masculino / Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:

  • Anuel AA
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Jhay Cortez
  • Maluma

“Hot Latin Songs” Artista del Año, Femenina / Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:

  • Kali Uchis
  • Karol G
  • Natti Natasha
  • Rosalía
  • Selena Gomez

 “Hot Latin Songs” Artista del Año, Dúo o Grupo / Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Calibre 50
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Grupo Firme
  • Los Dos Carnales

 “Hot Latin Songs” Sello Discográfico del Año / Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year:

  • Epic
  • Interscope
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Hot Latin Songs” Casa Disquera del Año / Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year:

  • Aura Music
  • Duars
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latino

 Canción del Año, Airplay /Airplay Song of the Year:

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
  • Karol G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”
  • Ozuna, Karol G & Myke Towers, “Caramelo”
  • Prince Royce, “Carita de Inocente”

 Sello Discográfico del Año, Airplay / Airplay Label of the Year:

  • Remex
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Warner Latina

 Casa Disquera del Año, Airplay / Airplay Imprint of the Year:

  • Aura
  • Fonovisa
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latino

 Canción del Año, Ventas / Sales Song of the Year:

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
  • Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna & J. Rey Soul “Mamacita”
  • Karol G & Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”

 Canción del Año, Streaming / Streaming Song of the Year:

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
  • Bad Bunny “Yo Perreo Sola”
  • Bad Bunny, “Vete”
  • Bad Bunny, Jowell & Randy & Ñengo Flow, “Safaera”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”

ALBUM CATEGORIES 

“Top Latin Album” del Año /Top Latin Album of the Year:

  • Anuel AA, Emmanuel
  • Bad Bunny, El Último Tour del Mundo
  • Bad Bunny, Las Que No Iban a Salir
  • Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
  • Maluma, Papi Juancho

 “Top Latin Albums” Artista del Año, Masculino / Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:

  • Anuel AA
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna
  • Romeo Santos

 “Top Latin Albums” Artista del Año, Femenina / Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female:

  • Becky G
  • Kali Uchis
  • Karol G
  • Selena Gomez
  • Shakira

 “Top Latin Albums” Artista del Año Dúo o Grupo / Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

  • Aventura
  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Los Legendarios

 “Top Latin Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año / Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:

  • Glad Empire
  • Rancho Humilde
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment

 “Top Latin Albums” Imprint del Año / Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:

  • Del
  • Real Hasta La Muerte
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment


LATIN POP CATEGORIES
 

Artista “Latin Pop” del Año, Solista / Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo:

  • Camilo
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Kali Uchis
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Shakira

Artista “Latin Pop” del Año, Dúo o Grupo /  Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

  • CNCO
  • Maná
  • Mau y Ricky
  • Piso 21
  • Reik

 Canción “Latin Pop” del Año / Latin Pop Song of the Year:

  • Black Eyed Peas, Ozuna & J.Rey Soul “Mamacita”
  • Kali Uchis “Telepatía”
  • Reik, Farruko & Camilo “Si Me Dices Que Sí”
  • Sebastián Yatra, Rauw Alejandro & Manuel Turizo “TBT”
  • Shakira & Anuel AA “Me Gusta”

 “Latin Pop Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año / Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year:

  • Epic
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Warner Latina

 “Latin Pop Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año / Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year:

  • Real Hasta La Muerte
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latino
  • WK

       Álbum “Latin Pop” del Año / Latin Pop Album of the Year

  • Camilo, Mis Manos
  • Camilo, Por Primera Vez
  • Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios)
  • Piso 21, El Amor En Los Tiempos del Perreo
  • Selena Gomez, Revelación

 “Latin Pop Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año /Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year:

  • Interscope Geffen A&M
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Thirty Tigers
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Warner Latina

 “Latin Pop Albums” Casa Disquera del Año / Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:

  • Capitol Latin
  • Hecho a Mano
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latino
  • Warner Latina

TROPICAL CATEGORIES 

Artista Tropical del Año, Solista / Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo:

  • Carlos Vives
  • Elvis Crespo
  • Marc Anthony
  • Prince Royce
  • Romeo Santos

 Artista Tropical del Año, Dúo o Grupo / Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

  • Aventura
  • Gente de Zona
  • La Sonora Dinamita
  • Monchy & Alexandra
  • N’Klabe

        Canción Tropical del Año / Tropical Song of the Year:

  • Daddy Yankee & Marc Anthony, “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta”
  • Marc Anthony, “Un Amor Eterno”
  • Nio García, Casper Mágico, Ozuna, Wisin & Yandel, Myke Towers & Flow La Movie, “Travesuras”
  • Prince Royce, “Carita de Inocente”
  • Prince Royce, “Lotería”

 “Tropical Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año /Tropical Airplay Label of the Year:

  • El Cartel
  • LP
  • Pina
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment

 “Tropical Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año / Tropical Airplay Imprint of the Year:

  • El Cartel
  • Hecho a Mano
  • Pina
  • Sony Music Latin
  • WK

Álbum Tropical del Año / Tropical Albums of the Year:

  • El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, En Cuarentena
  • Frankie Ruiz, TheGreatest Salsa Ever, Vol. 1
  • Gloria Estefan, Brazil305
  • Prince Royce, Alter Ego
  • Sonora Ponceña, Hegemonía Musical

“Tropical Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año / Tropical Albums Label of the Year:

  • Discos Fuentes
  • Sony Music Latin
  • The Orchard
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Zacarías Ferreira

 “Tropical Albums” Casa Disquera del Año / Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year:

  • Norte
  • Premium Latin
  • Sony Music Latin
  • The Orchard
  • Top Stop

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES 

Artista Regional Mexicano del Año, Solista /Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo:

  • Christian Nodal
  • El Fantasma
  • Junior H
  • Lenin Ramírez
  • Natanael Cano

 Artista Regional Mexicano del Año, Dúo o Grupo / Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Calibre 50
  • Eslabon Armado
  • Los Ángeles Azules
  • Los Dos Carnales

 Canción Regional Mexicana del Año / Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga & Snoop Dogg, “Que Maldición”
  • El Fantasma & Los Dos Carnales, “Cabrón y Vago”
  • Lenin Ramírez, featuring Grupo Firme, “Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo”
  • Los Dos Carnales, “El Envidioso”

“Regional Mexican Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año / Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year:

  • Afinarte
  • Lizos
  • Remex
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment

 “Regional Mexican Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año / Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year:

  • Afinarte
  • Disa
  • Fonovisa
  • Lizos
  • Remex

 Álbum Regional Mexicano del Año / Regional Mexican Albums of the Year:

  • Christian Nodal, Ayayay!
  • Eslabon Armado, Corta Venas
  • Eslabon Armado, Tu Veneno Mortal
  • Eslabon Armado, Vibras de Noche
  • Junior H, Atrapado En Un Sueño

“Regional Mexican Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año /Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year:

  • Afinarte
  • DEL
  • Rancho Humilde
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment

 “Regional Mexican Albums” Casa Disquera del Año / Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:

  • Afinarte
  • DEL
  • Fonovisa
  • Lizos
  • Rancho Humilde

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES  

Artista “Latin Rhythm” del Año, solista / Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo:

  • Anuel AA
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin
  • Maluma
  • Ozuna

 Artista “Latin Rhythm” del Año, Dúo o Grupo / Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

  • Jowell & Randy
  • Los Legendarios
  • Play-N-Skillz
  • Wisin & Yandel
  • Zion & Lennox

 Canción “Latin Rhythm” del Año Latin / Rhythm Song of the Year:

  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
  • Bad Bunny “Yo Perreo Sola”
  • Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Karol G & Nicki Minaj “Tusa”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”

“Latin Rhythm Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año /Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year:

  • Glad Empire
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Warner Latina

“Latin Rhythm Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año /Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year:

  • Aura
  • La Industria
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latino

 Álbum “Latin Rhythm” del Año / Latin Rhythm Album of the Year:

  • Anuel AA, Emmanuel
  • Bad Bunny, El Último Tour del Mundo
  • Bad Bunny, Las Que No Iban a Salir
  • Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
  • Maluma, Papi Juancho

“Latin Rhythm Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año /Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year:

  • Glad Empire
  • Rich
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latin Entertainment

 “Latin Rhythm Albums” Casa Disquera del Año /Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year:

  • Aura
  • Real Hasta La Muerte
  • Rimas
  • Sony Music Latin
  • Universal Music Latino

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES 

Compositor del Año / Songwriter of the Year:

  • Anuel AA
  • Bad Bunny
  • Edgar ‘Edge’ Barrera
  • J Balvin
  • Tainy

 Editora del Año / Publisher of the Year:

  • RSM Publishing, ASCAP
  • Sony Discos Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP
  • Universal Music Corp, ASCAP
  • WC Music Corp, ASCAP

    Corporación Editora del Año / Publishing Corporation of the Year:

  • Kobalt Music
  • RSM Publishing
  • Sony Music Publishing
  • Universal Music
  • Warner Chappell Music

 Productor del Año / Producer of the Year:

  • Mora
  • Ovy On The Drums
  • Sky Rompiendo
  • Súbelo Neo
  • Tainy

Karol G Nabs Six Premios Juventud Awards

Karol G has six reasons to celebrate…

The 18th annual Premios Juventud ceremony returned to Miami’s Watsco Center with a live audience Thursday night, where the 30-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter was the night’s big winner.

Karol G

Karol G took home six awards including female artist of the youth. In her speech, she dedicated the award to her fellow nominees, including Becky G and Natti Natasha. “This is for all of you. We’re building an incredible empire and we’re all part of the game,” she said. “They respect us and we contribute.”

Other artists who took home awards include Bad Bunny, who made a special appearance to introduce Tommy Torres‘ performance, Grupo Firme, Los Dos Carnales, Becky G, Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee, who received the special “Agent of Change” award.

The hosts of the ceremony – Sebastian Yatra, Chiquis and Alejandra Espinoza – announced that next year’s Premios Juventud are set to take place for the first time ever in Puerto Rico.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Artista De La Juventud Femenino: KAROL G
Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana: “EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
La Nueva Generación – Femenina – KALI UCHIS
La Nueva Generación – Masculina: JAY WHEELER
La Nueva Generación Regional Mexicano: LOS DOS CARNALES

Mejor Canción Mariachi-Ranchera: “DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
Mejor Colaboración Regional Mexicana: “EL GÜERO” – GRUPO FIRME FT. MARCA MP
Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana: “EL CAMBIO” – CHESCA & GRUPO FIRME
La Mezcla Perfecta: “RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
Tropical Mix
: “ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
Colaboración OMG: “HAWÁI (REMIX)” – MALUMA & THE WEEKND

Track Viral Del Año: “DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
Artista De La Juventud Masculino: BAD BUNNY
Grupo o Dúo Favorito Del Año: GRUPO FIRME
Álbum Del Año: EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – BAD BUNNY
Álbum Regional Mexicano Del Año: NOS DIVERTIMOS LOGRANDO LO IMPOSIBLE – GRUPO FIRME
Canción Del Año: “DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
El Traffic Jam: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G – WINNER
La Más Pegajosa: “AY, DIOS MÍO!” – KAROL G
Girl Power: “RAM PAM PAM” – NATTI NATASHA & BECKY G
La Coreo Más Hot: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G
Social Dance Challenge: “BICHOTA” – KAROL G
Video Con El Mensaje Más Poderoso: “UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY
Quiero Más: SEBASTIÁN RULLI
Juntos Encienden Mis Redes
: NATTI NATASHA & RAPHY PINA
Ayudando A Sus Fans: BECKY G
Mejor LOL: IMARAY ULLOA
Influencer Con Causa: JUANPA ZURITA

El Más Trendy: KAROL G

Karol G Leads Pack of Premios Juventud Nominees with 12 Nods

Karol G could be taking home an awards haul at this year’s Premios Juventud

Univision has unveiled the nominees for the 2021 Premios Juventud, with the 30-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter leading with 12 nominations, alongside Camilo.

Karol G

The two Colombian artists are followed by J Balvin and Maluma with 11 nominations, Daddy YankeeLos Dos Carnales and Myke Towers with nine noms, and with eight each, Christian Nodal and Natti Natasha, among other nominees.

Celebrating the “Youth Leading Change in Culture,” the 18th annual awards show will not only reflect the diverse and global growth of Latin music, and recognize “agents of change” in the industry and community, but will also return with a live audience.

“We made history as the first live music awards show during the pandemic and now, we are excited to bring back a live audience to our show that will feature Latin music’s hottest stars, emerging artists, and honor remarkable individuals making their mark in the community and around the globe,” said Ignacio Meyer, SVP of Music, Nonfiction and Development at Univision, in a statement.

This year, Premios Juventud added 14 new categories, including best regional Mexican collaboration, viral track of the year, girl power (best all-female collab), social dance challenge, and helping the fans, to name a few.

Alejandra Espinoza has been confirmed as one of this year’s main hosts, as well as Borja Voces (backstage host) and Gabriel Coronel, Jomari Goyso, Roberto Hernández, Clarissa Molina and Fátima Molina as co-hosts of the “PJ Takeover” preshow.

“Premios Juventud” will air live from Miami’s Watsco Center at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 22, in Miami via Univision.

Fans can vote for their favorite nominees until June 28 via premiosjuventud.com or the Uforia app.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

La Nueva Generación – Femenina
CHESCA DANIELA DARCOURT
ELENA ROSE
KALI UCHIS
LA ROSS MARIA
MARIA BECERRA
NATHY PELUSO
NICKI NICOLE
VF7
YAHAIRA PLASENCIA

La Nueva Generación – Masculina
ALEX ROSE
FRAN ROZZANO
GUAYNAA
JAY WHEELER
KHEA
LLANE
MANNY CRUZ
MATI GÓMEZ
MORA
ROCHY RD

La Nueva Generación Regional Mexicano
ESLABON ARMADO
INGRID CONTRERAS
JESSI URIBE
JUNIOR H
LAS MARÍAS
LOS DOS CARNALES
LOS NUEVOS FEDERALES
MARCA MP
NUEVO ELEMENTO
YEISON JIMENEZ

Mejor Canción Mariachi-Ranchera
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ALUMNO” – JOSS FAVELA & JESSI URIBE
“EL TIEMPO NO PERDONA” – ALEX FERNÁNDEZ
“NO ANDES CON NADIE” – NUEVO ELEMENTO
“PARA NO EXTRAÑARTE TANTO” – ANA BÁRBARA
“POBRE CORAZÓN” – INGRID CONTRERAS
“TE OLVIDÉ” – ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TU AMANTE” – YEISON JIMENEZ
“YA NO INSISTAS CORAZÓN” – VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ
“Y SI ME VUELVO A ENAMORAR” – JARY FRANCO

Mejor Canción Regional Mexicana
“BARQUILLERO” – CALIBRE 50
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“EN OTRO CANAL” – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
“OTRA BORRACHERA” – GERARDO ORTIZ

Mejor Colaboración Regional Mexicana
“CA…. Y VAGO” – EL FANTASMA FT. LOS DOS CARNALES
“CONTRA MIS PRINCIPIOS” – LENIN RAMÍREZ & REMMY VALENZUELA
“EL GÜERO” – GRUPO FIRME FT. MARCA MP
“SOMOS LOS QUE SOMOS” – LOS 2 DE LA S & BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
“Y LA HICE LLORAR” – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES FT. ABEL PINTOS

Mejor Fusión Regional Mexicana
“100 AÑOS” – CARLOS RIVERA, MALUMA & CALIBRE 50
“BOTELLA TRAS BOTELLA” – GERA MX & CHRISTIAN NODAL
“CUMBIA A LA GENTE” – GUAYNAA & LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
“EL CAMBIO” – CHESCA & GRUPO FIRME
“QUE SE SEPA NUESTRO AMOR” – MON LAFERTE & ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ
“TUYO Y MÍO” – CAMILO & LOS DOS CARNALES

La Mezcla Perfecta
“AGUA” – TAINY & J BALVIN
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“FÚTBOL Y RUMBA” – ANUEL AA FT. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
“HONEY BOO” – CNCO & NATTI NATASHA
“MALA COSTUMBRE” – MANUEL TURIZO & WISIN Y YANDEL
“MI NIÑA (REMIX)” – WISIN, MYKE TOWERS, MALUMA FT. ANITTA & LOS LEGENDARIOS
“PORFA (REMIX)” – FEID, JUSTIN QUILES, J BALVIN FT. MALUMA, NICKY JAM & SECH
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TITANIC” – KANY GARCÍA & CAMILO

Tropical Mix
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“BEBÉ” – CAMILO & EL ALFA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“TÚ VAS A TENER QUE EXPLICARME (REMIX)” – LA ROSS MARIA & ROMEO SANTOS
“VÍCTIMAS LAS DOS” – VÍCTOR MANUELLE & LA INDIA

Colaboración OMG
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BEAUTIFUL BOY” – KAROL G, LUDACRIS & EMILEE
“DEL MAR” – OZUNA, DOJA CAT & SIA
“HAWÁI (REMIX)” – MALUMA & THE WEEKND
“MAMACITA” – BLACK EYED PEAS, OZUNA & J. REY SOUL
“ME GUSTA” – ANITTA FT. CARDI B & MYKE TOWERS
“TKN” – ROSALÍA & TRAVIS SCOTT
“TOP GONE” – LIL MOSEY & LUNAY
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY
“X” – JONAS BROTHERS FT. KAROL G

Track Viral Del Año (Canción con el ascenso más rápido en social media)
“CON TUS BESOS” – ESLABON ARMADO
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“LA JEEPETA (REMIX)” – NIO GARCIA, ANUEL AA, MYKE TOWERS, BRRAY & JUANKA
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“TÚ” – CARIN LEÓN
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

Artista De La Juventud Masculino
BAD BUNNY
CAMILO
CHRISTIAN NODAL
DADDY YANKEE
EL FANTASMA
J BALVIN
LUNAY
MALUMA
MYKE TOWERS
PRINCE ROYCE

Artista De La Juventud Femenino
BECKY G
CAZZU
CHIQUIS
FARINA
KANY GARCÍA
KAROL G
MARIAH ANGELIQ
NATHY PELUSO
NATTI NATASHA
ROSALÍA

Grupo o Dúo Favorito Del Año
CALIBRE 50
CNCO
GRUPO FIRME
LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
LOS DOS CARNALES
MAU Y RICKY
N’KLABE
PISO 21
REIK
ZION Y LENNOX

Álbum Del Año
ALTER EGO – PRINCE ROYCE
DÉJÀ VU – CNCO
EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO – BAD BUNNY
KG0516 – KAROL G
LOS LEGENDARIOS 001 – LOS LEGENDARIOS
MESA PARA DOS – KANY GARCÍA
MIS MANOS – CAMILO
MUNAY – PEDRO CAPÓ
PAPI JUANCHO – MALUMA
UNA NIÑA INÚTIL – CAZZU

Álbum Regional Mexicano Del Año
AL ESTILO RANCHERON – LOS DOS CARNALES
AYAYAY! – CHRISTIAN NODAL
CARTELES – EL FANTASMA
DE BUENOS AIRES PARA EL MUNDO – LOS ÁNGELES AZULES
DESPUÉS DE HOY – NETO BERNAL
EL TRABAJO ES LA SUERTE – BANDA MS DE SERGIO LIZÁRRAGA
EN OTRO CANAL – LA FIERA DE OJINAGA
NOS DIVERTIMOS LOGRANDO LO IMPOSIBLE – GRUPO FIRME
SIN PERDER EL ESTILO – LENIN RAMÍREZ
VAMOS BIEN – CALIBRE 50

Canción Del Año
“CARAMELO (REMIX)” – OZUNA, KAROL G & MYKE TOWERS
“CARITA DE INOCENTE” – PRINCE ROYCE
“DÁKITI” – BAD BUNNY & JHAY CORTEZ
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIME CÓMO QUIERES” – CHRISTIAN NODAL & ÁNGELA AGUILAR
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“MI NIÑA” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & MYKE TOWERS
“SI ME DICES QUE SÍ” – REIK, FARRUKO & CAMILO
“TU VENENO” – J BALVIN

El Traffic Jam
“ADMV” – MALUMA
“BAILA CONMIGO” – SELENA GOMEZ & RAUW ALEJANDRO
“BANDIDO” – MYKE TOWERS & JUHN
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“EL ENVIDIOSO” – LOS DOS CARNALES
“FIEL” – LOS LEGENDARIOS, WISIN & JHAY CORTEZ
“LA TÓXICA” – FARRUKO
“RELACIÓN (REMIX)” – SECH, DADDY YANKEE, J BALVIN, ROSALÍA & FARRUKO
“SE ME OLVIDÓ” – CHRISTIAN NODAL
“VIDA DE RICO” – CAMILO

La Más Pegajosa
“ANTES QUE SALGA EL SOL” – NATTI NATASHA & PRINCE ROYCE
“AY, DIOS MÍO!” – KAROL G
“BORRACHO DE COCHERA” – EL FANTASMA
“CHICA IDEAL” – SEBASTIÁN YATRA & GUAYNAA
“DE VUELTA PA’ LA VUELTA” – DADDY YANKEE & MARC ANTHONY
“DIOSA” – MYKE TOWERS
“HAWÁI” – MALUMA
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“TE VOLVERÍA A ELEGIR” – CALIBRE 50
“VACÍO” – LUIS FONSI & RAUW ALEJANDRO

Girl Power
“ANIMAL” – MARIA BECERRA & CAZZU
“¡AQUÍ YO MANDO!” – KALI UCHIS & RICO NASTY
“EL CONSEJO” – ANA BÁRBARA & PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
“EL MAKINON” – KAROL G & MARIAH ANGELIQ
“LA MUJER” – MON LAFERTE & GLORIA TREVI
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“LO VAS A OLVIDAR” – BILLIE EILISH & ROSALÍA
“RAM PAM PAM” – NATTI NATASHA & BECKY G
“SE PORTABA MAL” – KANY GARCÍA & MON LAFERTE
“TICK TOCK” – THALIA, FARINA & SOFÍA REYES

La Coreo Más Hot
“BALADA PARA PERREAR” – LAS VILLA
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“ENCHULE” – RAUW ALEJANDRO
“LA BURBUJA” – MALUMA
“PROBLEMA” – DADDY YANKEE

Social Dance Challenge
“BICHOTA” – KAROL G
“LAS NENAS” – NATTI NATASHA, CAZZU, FARINA FT. LA DURACA
“PAPÁS” – MAU Y RICKY
“ROPA CARA” – CAMILO
“SE TE NOTA” – LELE PONS & GUAYNAA

Video Con El Mensaje Más Poderoso
“CUANDO ESTÉS AQUÍ” – PABLO ALBORÁN
“CUENTA CONMIGO” – MIKE BAHÍA, LLANE, PJ SIN SUELA FT. MOZART LA PARA
“GIRASOLES” – LUIS FONSI
“TAN BONITA” – PISO 21
“UN DÍA (ONE DAY)” – J BALVIN, DUA LIPA, BAD BUNNY & TAINY

Quiero Más
ALEJANDRA CAPETILLO & ANA PAULA CAPETILLO
ARIEL FOCUS
DOMELIPA
FRIDA SOFÍA
IRINA BAEVA
JAVIERR
JOSÉ EDUARDO DERBEZ
KUNNO
MICHELLE SALAS
SEBASTIÁN RULLI

Juntos Encienden Mis Redes
ANGELIQUE BOYER & SEBASTIÁN RULLI
CAMILO & EVALUNA
CHRISTIAN NODAL & BELINDA
GUAYNAA & LELE PONS
KIMBERLY LOAIZA & JUAN DE DIOS PANTOJA
NATTI NATASHA & RAPHY PINA

Ayudando A Sus Fans
BECKY G
DEMI LOVATO
J BALVIN
RICKY MARTIN
SELENA GOMEZ

Mejor LOL
ABELARDO CAMPUZANO
IMARAY ULLOA
JAVIER HALA MADRID
MARIO AGUILAR
MRCHUY0123

Influencer Con Causa
ARTURO ISLAS ALLENDE
JUANPA ZURITA
PAOLA ZURITA
SANTI MARATEA
YALITZA APARICIO

El Más Trendy
CAMILO
J BALVIN
KALI UCHIS
KAROL G
SOFÍA REYES

Anitta to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Anitta will be bringing the heat to the Latin AMAs

Telemundo has announced the second wave of performers to take center stage at the 2021 Latin American Music Awards next month, with the 27-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter making the list.

Anitta

Anitta joins a roster of new additions to the lineup that includes Carrie Underwood, Juanes, Manuel Turizo, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Wisin, Yandel, Ziggy Marley, Alaina Castillo, Cami, Carlos Rivera, Juhn, Mariah Angeliq, Natanael Cano, Sofía Reyes and Yendry.

Underwood will join David Bisbal for their first-ever television performance of “Tears of Gold,” Ricky and Carlos Vives, as well as Ziggy and Maluma, will present their upcoming collaborations, Juanes will serenade fans with a new song from his soon-to-be-released album, and Karol G will take the stage with Mariah Angeliq for an exclusive TV premiere, to name a few.

They join the first wave of performers, which included Ana Bárbara, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Camilo, Carlos Vives, Bisbal, Eslabon Armado, Gerardo Ortiz, Joss Favela, Karol G, Los Dos Carnales, Maluma, Myke Towers, Nicky Jam, Piso 21 and a special tribute to the late Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Joan “El Poeta del Pueblo” Sebastian.

Following safety protocols to protect the health and safety of all involved, the 2021 awards show will honor some of the most influential Latin artists of today, as voted by fans in 25 categories including pop, urban, tropical, regional Mexican, and the newly added favorite virtual concert.

The 2021 Latin AMAs, hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes, will air at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 15, from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, via Telemundo and will broadcast simultaneously on Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional.

Ozuna to Receive Extraordinary Evolution Award at the Latin American Music Awards

It’s an extraordinary time for Ozuna

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican urban singer will receive the Extraordinary Evolution Award during the sixth edition of the Latin American Music Awards, according to Telemundo.

Ozuna

With seven Latin AMAs nominations this year — including artist of the year and collaboration of the year — the “Caramelo” singer will be honored for his achievements as an artist who has demonstrated change and accelerated growth to reach the pinnacle of success in a short period of time. Previous recipients of the award include Becky G (2019) and Maluma (2018).

The chart-topping artist, who most recently dropped the joint album Los Dioses with Anuel AA and is featured on the new animated film Tom and Jerry, will also perform at this year’s Latin AMAs, which will take place on April 15 and will be broadcast live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Ozuna joins the previously announced star-studded lineup that includes Maluma, Banda MS, Camilo, Carlos Vives, Eslabon Armado, Karol G, Los Dos Carnales, José Luis “El Puma” Rodríguez and Piso 21. The ceremony will also include a special tribute to the late regional Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian.

Following safety protocols to protect the health and safety of all involved, the 2021 awards show will honor some of the most influential Latin artists of today, as voted by fans in 25 categories including pop, urban, tropical, regional Mexican and the newly added favorite virtual concert.

This year’s top nominees include Karol G and J Balvin with nine noms each, followed by Bad Bunny with eight, Ozuna with seven, and Anuel AA and Camilo with six each.

The 2021 Latin AMAs, hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes, will air at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 15, via Telemundo and will broadcast simultaneously on Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional.

José Luis Rodríguez, aka “El Puma,” To Receive Legend Award at Latin American Music Awards

José Luis Rodríguez is ready for a legendary experience…

Acclaimed singer The 78-year-old Venezuelan singer and actor, commonly known as “El Puma,” is set to receive the Legend Award during the sixth edition of the Latin American Music Awards, according to Telemundo.

José Luis Rodríguez

Presented to artists who have endured the test of time, “El Puma” has serenaded fans for six decades with anthemic ballads like “Culpabloe Soy Yo,” “Dueño De Ti” and “Agárrense De Las Manos.”

The chart-topping artist has also recorded more than 60 albums and has participated in more than 34 soap operas, movies and international series.

Rodriguez will also perform at this year’s Latin AMAs, which will take place on April 15 and will be broadcast live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Rodriguez joins the previously announced star-studded lineup that includes Maluma, Banda MS, Camilo, Carlos Vives, Eslabon Armado, Karol G, Los Dos Carnales and Piso 21.

The ceremony will also include a special tribute to the late regional Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian.

Maluma to Perform at This Year’s Latin American Music Awards

Maluma is heading to the Latin American Music Awards

The 27-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter is set to perform at the Latin AMAs, according to Telemundo.

Maluma, ELLE Magazine

Maluma joins a roster of recently announced performers that includes Ana BárbaraBanda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, CamiloCarlos VivesDavid BisbalEslabon ArmadoGerardo OrtizJoss FavelaKarol G, Los Dos Carnales, Myke TowersNicky Jam and Piso 21.

Artists like Banda MS, Maluma, Ortiz, and Karol G will all take the stage with exclusive television premieres.

The sixth annual ceremony will include a special star-studded tribute to the late Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Joan “El Poeta del Pueblo” Sebastian.

Following safety protocols to protect the health and safety of all involved, the 2021 awards show will honor some of the most influential Latin artists of today, as voted by fans in 25 categories including pop, urban, tropical, regional Mexican and the newly added favorite virtual concert.

This year’s top nominees include Karol G and J Balvin with nine nominations each, followed by Bad Bunny with eight, Ozuna with seven, and Anuel AA and Camilo with six each.

Winners for all categories will be determined by fan voting via LatinAMAs.com/vota and on Twitter @LatinAMAS by using the hashtag #LatinAMAs.

The 2021 Latin AMAs, hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes, will air at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 15, from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, via Telemundo and will broadcast simultaneously on Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional.

Los Dos Carnales Earns First-Ever Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

It’s a special first for Los Dos Carnales

The Mexican sibling duo has earned its first Top 10 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated July 11 as “El Envidioso” surges 18-10. It’s the Mexican duo’s first top 10 on any Billboard airplay chart.

Los Dos Carnales

Los Dos Carnales – made up of brothers Poncho Quezada Jr. and Imanol Quezada – launched their career singing in buses, markets and bars before becoming an underground success. They also found notoriety as openers for famed Mexican band La Trakalosa de Moterrey in 2016.

“Our first immediate surprise this week was to find out that ‘El Envidioso’ is one of the few most listened to songs on radio,” Quezada told Billboard. “To know that the song is now part of the top 10 songs on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart, is a great accomplishment for us because we know the importance and relevance this has on an international level. We never thought we would get that far.”

“El Envidioso” soars up the chart with a robust 74 percent in audience impressions (to 4 million) earned in the week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The lift assists a 22-slot hike on the overall Latin Airplay chart, climbing 44-22 in just its third week.

The song was written by Quezada Jr., lead vocalist and bassist, and released via Afinarte Music on April 10.

The group claimed its first Billbaord entry when “Vida Ventajosa” bowed at No. 9 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart (dated April 25). The song remains at No. 49 for a second week on the Hot Latin Songs chart, which blends airplay, digital sales and streaming data.on www.youtube.com</a>, or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your browser.