Bad Bunny Leads Billboard Latin Music Award Nods With 22 Nominations

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Billboard and Telemundo have announced nominations for this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will take place on September 23rd in Miami. Bad Bunny, who released three back-to-back albums within the award eligibility period, received the most nominations of any artist with 22 nods across 13 categories, including “Artist of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” and “Album of the Year.”

Maluma followed Bad Bunny with 11 nominations, while J Balvin received nine nominations, and Karol G, Anuel AA, and Black Eyed Peas received eight each. Maluma’s album Papi Juancho and Anuel Aa’s album Emmanuel are contenders in the “Top Album of the Year” category, where Bad Bunny is competing with himself for El Último Tour del Mundo, Las Que No Iban a Salir, and YHLQMDLG.

The awards show will be broadcast live on Telemundo and will coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, which will run from September 20th to September 24th at Miami’s Faena Forum. Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, and Karol G will headline the event, while panels and live performances will also include artists such as Anitta, Rauw Alejandro, Tainy, and more. The main categories nominations are below:

Artist of the Year


Anuel AA


Bad Bunny


J Balvin


Maluma


Ozuna

New Artist of the Year


Camilo


Eslabon Armado


Kali Uchis


Myke Towers


Rauw Alejandro

Crossover Artist of the Year


Black Eyed Peas


Dua Lipa


Ne-Yo


Nicki Minaj


The Weeknd

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 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 Artist of the Year, Male


Anuel AA


Bad Bunny


J Balvin


Jhay Cortez


Maluma

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female


Kali Uchis


Karol G


Natti Natasha


Rosalía


Selena Gomez

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 Artist of the Year, Male


Anuel AA


Bad Bunny


J Balvin


Ozuna


Romeo Santos

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female


Becky G


Kali Uchis


Karol G


Selena Gomez


Shakira

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group


Aventura


Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga


Black Eyed Peas


Eslabon Armado


Los Legendarios

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo


Camilo


Enrique Iglesias


Kali Uchis


Luis Fonsi


Shakira

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group


CNCO


Maná


Mau y Ricky


Piso 21


Reik

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”