Miami, FL, August 18, 2022 – Telemundo and Billboard announced today that Bad Bunny, Karol G, Becky G, Farruko, Rauw Alejandro, Aventura and Eslabon Armado top the list of finalists for the 2022 “Billboard Latin Music Awards”, which will broadcast live on Telemundo on Thursday, September 29th, starting at 7pm/6c. This year, awards will be given in 58 different categories throughout the main Latin Pop, Tropical, Latin Rhythm and Regional Mexican music genres. The prestigious event, which will take place at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, is the only awards show to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music as determined by Billboard’s renowned weekly charts. The full list of finalists can be found at Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard, the official website of the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Bad Bunny, one of the most listened-to artists worldwide and with dozens of sold-out concerts around the world, is a 23-time finalist, including Artist of the Year and Tour of the Year. Thanks to his album Un Verano Sin Ti he is a finalist in the Top Latin Album of the Year and the Latin Rhythm Album of the Year categories, while the album’s hits “Me Porto Bonito,” “Tití Me Preguntó,” “Ojitos Lindos,” and “Party,” received eight nods, including Hot Latin Song of the Year and Streaming Song of the Year.
Karol G is up for 15 awards, including Artist of the Year, Top Latin Album of the Year and Latin Rhythm Album of the Year for her successful album KG0516, as well as seven entries for her song “Mamiii” with Becky G, including Hot Latin Song of the Year; Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event; Latin Airplay Song of the Year; Sales Song of the Year; Streaming Song of the Year; Latin Pop Song of the Year; and Latin Rhythm Song of the Year. The Colombian singer will also compete in the Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female and Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female categories with Becky G, who also enjoys seven of her 11 nominations thanks to their pop-reggaeton hit “Mamiii”.
Puerto Rican artist Farruko, meanwhile, secures 11 entries, competing, among those, with Bad Bunny for Artist of the Year; Hot Latin Song of the Year with “Pepas”; and “Top Latin Album of the Year” with La 167. Rauw Alejandro is a 10-time finalist, in categories that include Artist of the Year; Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male; and Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male, Top Latin Album of the Year and Latin Rhythm Album of the Year for his album Vice Versa.
Aventura dominates in the tropical music genre with seven entries, including Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group, and earns four nods for “Volví,” its successful bachata collaboration with Bad Bunny.
Eslabon Armado leads the regional Mexican music genre with six entries, including Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group; and Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group thanks to its albums, Nostalgia and Tu Veneno Mortal, Vol. 2.
They are followed by five-time finalists Grupo Firme and Calibre 50. Grupo Firme competes for Regional Mexican Song of the Year with three of its hits: “El Tóxico,” “Cada Quien,” and “Ya Supérame (Live from Culiacán, Sinaloa)”; while Calibre 50 also competes in this category with its song “A la Antigüita” and for Regional Mexican Album of the Year, with Las 20 Número 1 de Calibre 50 on Billboard.
Other artists with multiple nominations include: Chencho Corleone, J Balvin and Marc Anthony (5); Sebastián Yatra (4); Enrique Iglesias, Ivan Cornejo, Kali Uchis y Rosalía (3); Bomba Estereo, Carin Leon, Carlos Vives, Jhayco, Junior H, Los Bukis, Maluma, Maná, Marco Borrero, Romeo Santos, Skrillex, Tainy and Yaritza and Su Esencia (2).
The Billboard Latin Music Awards will also be simulcast on the Hispanic entertainment cable channel, Universo, Peacock, the Telemundo App, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.
The awards coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, which returns to Miami Sept. 26 — Oct. 1, 2022, celebrating Latin music, culture, and entertainment all week long with exclusive performances, one-of-a-kind conversations, workshops, showcases and exclusive fan experiences. Learn more about Billboard Latin Music Week and register at billboardlatinmusicweek.com.
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