Miami, FL — March 14, 2022 — Regional Mexican music sensation, Christian Nodal, will be recognized with the Extraordinary Evolution award at the 2022 Latin American Music Awards (Latin AMAs), which will take place April 21 and be broadcast LIVE on Telemundo beginning at 7pm/6c from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mexican star will also light up the stage at the Latin AMAs with a musical performance. The much awaited event will honor today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists as voted on by fans, who can still vote for their favorite artists 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.
The Latin AMAs Extraordinary Evolution award is a special award presented to a young performer who has demonstrated change and accelerated growth as an artist, to reach the pinnacle of success in a short period of time. Other artists who previously received this recognition include Maluma (2018), Becky G (2019) and Ozuna (2021).
Christian Jesús González Nodal, 23, has enjoyed a rapid rise to success since he burst onto the music scene at the age of 17, breaking new ground with his own style that fuses classical Mariachi sounds with exquisite dashes of accordion. This has given the world of Mexican music a new twist to this world-renowned sound, now converted by this talented artist into “Mariacheño,” and is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Considered Regional Mexican music’s new generation idol, the artist from Caborca, Sonora (northern Mexico), who comes from a family of musicians, is also recognized as a musical phenomenon. His first single “Adiós Amor” (2016) became a musical explosion and launched him to fame in both Mexico and the United States. His albums Me Dejé Llevar (2017), Ahora (2019), AYAYAYAY! (2020) and Recordando a una Leyenda (2021) have achieved immediate success on all platforms and propelled him internationally.
With Me Dejé Llevar, Nodal remained at No.1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Album chart for more than 72 weeks, breaking a record in the history of the chart for a male artist. The album hit “Adiós Amor” has over 1.1 billion views on YouTube, and the album has garnered multiple gold, platinum, and multi-platinum certifications. His second album, Ahora, has over 2.7 billion streams and every single released continues to be at the top of the charts and among the most popular songs on digital platforms. AYAYAYAY! deluxe version debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart and the single “Se Me Olvidó” had a historic debut, placing in Spotify’s Global Top 100 at No.66, making Nodal the first Regional Mexican artist to debut on this chart.
His new single “Ya No Somos Ni Seremos” debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs, his biggest debut as a solo artist. The hit has already achieved a Golden certification in Mexico, and its video debut trended in 19 countries. Additionally, a few days ago, he premiered a duet with Maná, creating a new version of one of the band’s hits “Te Lloré un Río.”
Thanks to his versatility, Nodal has collaborated with other young artists such as Sebastián Yatra, Piso 21, Ángela Aguilar, and Gera MX, and in a very short time has accumulated multiple awards thanks to his talent and charisma, including four Latin American Music Awards, six Billboard Latin Music Awards, five iHeart Radio Awards and two Spotify awards, among others.
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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