Miami, FL — March 3, 2022 — Telemundo announced today that Puerto Rican singers Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez lead the nominations for the seventh edition of the “Latin American Music Awards” (Latin AMAs). The full list of nominees can be found at LatinAMAs.com, the official website of the 2022 “Latin AMAs.” The awards ceremony will broadcast LIVE on Telemundo on Thursday, April 21 beginning at 7pm/6c from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The “Latin AMAs” will honor today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists as voted on by fans in 26 categories including Pop, Urban, Tropical, Regional Mexican, as well as Favorite Crossover Artist, Collaboration of the Year, Favorite Social Artist, Favorite Video, Viral Song of the Year and Tour of the Year. Fans can vote up to 25 times per category each day via LatinAMAs.com/vote and on Twitter @LatinAMAS using the artist name, the category hashtag, and #LatinAMAs.
Thanks to his album El Último Tour del Mundo, the single “Dákiti” and hit collaboration “Volví” with Aventura, Bad Bunny has ten nominations, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Collaboration of the Year, as well as Viral Song of the Year with “AM.” Jhay Cortez holds eight nominations, which include Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Dákiti”, and Favorite Song — Urban for “Dákiti” and “Fiel,” the latter also nominated for Collaboration of the Year and Viral Song of the Year.
Following with seven nominations are Colombian artists J Balvin, Karol G, and Puerto Rican artist Rauw Alejandro. J Balvin is up for awards in the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Favorite Song — Urban for “In Da Getto,” Viral Song of the Year for “AM” and Favorite Video for “Lo Que Dios Quiera,” among others. Karol G’s nominations include Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Favorite Urban Album for KG0516, as well as Collaboration of the Year for “El Makinon” and Favorite Artist — Female; while Rauw Alejandro is competing in the categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year driven by the success of his song “Todo de Ti,” Album of the Year and Favorite Urban Album for Vice Versa, among others.
Following with the highest number of nominations, are: Camilo, Grupo Firme and Kali Uchis (6 nominations); Aventura, Christian Nodal, Eslabon Armado, Marc Anthony, and Sebastián Yatra (5); Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Farruko, Gera MX, Los Legendarios, and Maluma, (4); Calibre 50, Carin Leon, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Ivan Cornejo, Los Dos Carnales, Mike Towers, Ozuna, Selena Gomez, Skrillex, and Wisin (3); Annita, Carlos Vives, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, María Becerra, María Angeliq, Piso 21, Prince Royce, and Ricky Martin (2).
Nominees up for one award include: Anuel AA, Becky G, Camila Cabello, Chiquis, Christina Aguilera, CNCO, El Fantasma, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Evaluna Montaner, Gerardo Ortíz, Junior H, Khalid, Lennin Ramírez, Los Angeles Azules, Los Bukis, Luis Fonsi, Luis Vazquez, Natti Natasha, Nio Garcia, Pablo Alborán, Pabllo Vittar, Reik, Romeo Santos, Rosalía, Shawn Mendez, Sonora Ponceña, The Weeknd, Tini and Tommy Torres.
The 2022 “Latin AMAs” nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including streaming, sales, airplay, and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound from February 6, 2021, through January 29, 2022.
The nominees for Favorite Video and Favorite Social Artist were selected by a committee of industry professionals which consider the quality, content, creativity, and fan engagement of the music video for Favorite Video, and fan engagement and associated metrics on artist’s social media platforms for Favorite Social Artist. As with all Latin AMA categories, the winners for Favorite Video and Favorite Social Artist are determined by fan voting.
The “Latin AMAs,” produced by MBS Special Events and Telemundo, will celebrate Latin music’s finest and showcase electrifying musical performances to be announced soon. The 2022 “Latin AMAs” will also stream live on Peacock and broadcast simultaneously on Spanish entertainment cable network, Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional. For more information, visit LatinAMAs.com — the official website of the 2022 “Latin AMAs.” For the latest news, be sure to follow the “Latin AMAs” on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #LatinAMAs.
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About MBS Special Events:
MBS Special Events is a leading production company specialized in the development, creation, and complete production of many of today’s most important televised live entertainment specials. Under the leadership of Executive Producer Mary Black Suarez, with 30 plus years’ experience spearheading such projects as the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Premio Lo Nuestro and the Billboard Regional Mexican Awards amongst many others, MBS Special Events is producing this edition of the Latin American Music Awards. MBS Special Events is a driving force behind multiple projects with its signature high quality and industry leading services to continue to deliver the best televised special events to its broadcast partners and clients.
About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises leads the media industry in the production and distribution of Spanish-language content for U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. The company serves the full spectrum of U.S. Hispanics through its national broadcast network, the cable network Universo, and digital platforms including the Telemundo app and streaming services, such as Peacock, among others. The Telemundo Network offers Spanish-language entertainment, news, and sports content reaching 93% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 owned stations and 56 affiliate stations. Telemundo also owns an independent station serving Puerto Rico. Telemundo is the exclusive U.S. Spanish-language home of the world’s two most popular sporting events, the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games, as well as the Premier League and Mexican soccer team Chivas. The #1 producer of scripted Spanish-language content in the U.S., Telemundo Global Studios includes Telemundo Television Studios, Telemundo Streaming Studios, and Underground Producciones. Telemundo’s new Tplus content brand will launch on Peacock later this year, featuring programming developed for viewers who consider themselves both 100% American and 100% Latino. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation