Latin Awards

Who Will Win New Artist of the Year at 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards? Vote!

Bad Bunny
Mary Beth Koeth

Bad Bunny photographed on Dec. 11, 2017 at El Tucán in Miami.

Billboard officially announced the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists earlier this month (Feb. 7), and this year may just be the most star-studded roster of nominees yet. But while there's plenty of huge names on the list such as Shakira, J Balvin and Maluma, there's also a handful of Latin newcomers receiving recognition thanks to the new artist of the year award.

The category is a total big-up to Mexico this year, save for Puerto Rican trap sensation Bad Bunny. Now signed to Sony through Rancho Humilde Records, Tijuana quintet Alta Consigna finished 2017 with a No. 1 debut album on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart. El Fantasma (the Ghost) emerged "king of the underground" for regional Mexican, while a young Christian Nodal delivered vintage románticas in a passionate debut album with Me Dejé Llevar. Then there's El Conejo Malo, who became the poster child for Latin trap in 2017, all without a proper debut album. 

Celebrating its 20th broadcast on Telemundo, the longest-running awards show in Latin music will air Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. ET, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

So, who are you eager to see take home the win? We want to hear from you -- cast your ballot below!