Nicky Jam Leads First-Ever Latin American Music Awards Nominations: See the Full List!

Nicky Jam arrives at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards
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Nicky Jam arrives at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.

Nicky Jam continues his hot streak in 2015 with six nominations for the new Latin American Music Awards -- more than any other artist. The Latin urban sensation is a contender in such key categories as artist of the year, song of the year and favorite streaming song on the strength of his hit “El Perdón,” featuring Enrique Iglesias.

An awards show regular, Iglesias follows Nicky Jam with five nods (three of those for “El Perdón"). The Spanish heartthrob is tied with J Balvin, who is up for new artist of the year and favorite male artist – urban, in addition to other song categories in recognition of his smash “Ay Vamos.”

Romeo Santos, Maná and Calibre 50 each have four nominations, while Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez pop up in the favorite crossover artist and favorite dance song categories respectively, making the first-ever Spanish language award show modeled after the American Music Awards a must-watch event for all music lovers.

First-Ever Latin American Music Awards Headed to Telemundo

The show, airing live Oct. 8 on the Telemundo network from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, marks the first time a Dick Clark Productions awards show is recast in a Spanish language version, underscoring the growth of the Spanish speaking TV viewer and its appeal to advertisers.

Nominations to the Latin AMAs are based on key fan interactions with music, including (but not limited to) sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Voting --powered by Telescope Inc. (The Voice, La Voz Kids, American Idol, Premios Tu Mundo, X Factor) has officially begun here

Full list of nominations for the Latin AMAs:


New Artist of the Year

Chiquis Rivera 

J Balvin


Remmy Valenzuela


Artist of the Year

Calibre 50

Enrique Iglesias

Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda

Nicky Jam

Romeo Santos


Song of the Year

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“Contigo” – Calibre 50

“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Hilito” – Romeo Santos

“Fanática Sensual’ – Plan B


Album of the Year

“A Quien Quiera Escuchar” – Ricky Martin

“Cama Incendiada” – Maná

“Hoy Más Fuerte” – Gerardo Ortiz

“Los Dúo” – Juan Gabriel

“Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario” – Juan Gabriel


Favorite Female Artist

Chiquis Rivera

Fanny Lu

Gloria Trevi

Natalia Jiménez

Paulina Rubio


Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock


Enrique Iglesias

Juan Gabriel

Marco Antonio Solís

Ricky Martin


Favorite Song – Urban

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“Pierdo La Cabeza” – Zion & Lennox

“Sígueme y te Sigo” – Daddy Yankee


Favorite Artist – Tropical

Chino y Nacho

Juan Luis Guerra

Romeo Santos

Victor Manuelle


Favorite Song – Tropical

“Hilito” – Romeo Santos

“La Gozadera” – Gente de Zona feat. Marc Anthony

“Me Voy Enamorando” – Chino y Nacho feat. Farruko

“Solita” – Prince Royce


Favorite Collaboration

“Como Yo Le Doy” – Pitbull & Don Miguelo

“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Mi Verdad” – Maná feat. Shakira

“Nota de Amor” – Wisin & Carlos Vives feat. Daddy Yankee


Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock


Jesse & Joy




Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

“Mi Verdad” –Maná

“La Mordidita” – Ricky Martin feat. Yotuel

“Perdón” – Camila


Favorite Male Artist – Regional Mexican

Gerardo Ortiz

Luis Coronel

Régulo Caro


Favorite Duo or Group – Regional Mexican

Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda


Favorite Song – Regional Mexican

“Háblame De Ti” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

“Y Así Fue” – Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda

“Contigo” – Calibre 50


Favorite Male Artist – Urban

J Balvin

Nicky Jam

Don Omar

Daddy Yankee



Favorite Duo or Group – Urban

Gente de Zona

Plan B

Zion & Lennox


Favorite Crossover Artist

Demi Lovato

Ellie Goulding

Meghan Trainor

Natalie La Rose



Favorite Dance Song

“Where Are U Now” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

“I Want You To Know” – Zedd feat. Selena Gomez

“Lean On” – Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ

“You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake &  AlunaGeorge

“Back It Up” – Prince Royce feat. Jennifer Lopez


Favorite Streaming Song

“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Travesuras” – Nicky Jam

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“Háblame de Ti” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

“Fanática Sensual” – Plan  B