Actors Aylín Mujica and Rafael Amaya will host the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards, airing live on the Telemundo network Oct. 9 from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The Billboard Mexican Music Awards are the only awards show on a major network that honors Mexican music, and the choice of hosts reflects the close contact that exists between the show and its music and fans.
Amaya, one of Hispanic film and television's top actors, most recently played the lead in record-setting series El Señor de los Cielos and also played the role of El Guero Dávila in La Reina del Sur. He has previously co-hosted the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
On her end, Mujica is one of the most established actresses in Latin television and starred in soap operas Corazón Valiente and Aurora. She has also co-hosted the Billboard Latin Music Awards in past years.
Finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards vie for top honors in 32 categories, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year-New, Digital Download Artist of the Year, Airplay Artist of the Year, and various categories for Banda, Norteño, Ranchero/Mariachi and Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia Music.
The list of finalists is led by Gerardo Ortiz, the late Jenni Rivera, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, Roberto Tapia, Voz de Mando, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Calibre 50, 3BallMTY and Joan Sebastian. For a full list of finalists, click here.