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Telemundo announced the nominees for the 2019 Latin American Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Sept. 4), with Ozuna leading for the second consecutive year with nine nominations, Billboard exclusively reveals.
The Puerto Rican artist is followed by Bad Bunny and Romeo Santos with eight nods each; Anuel AA with seven nominations; and Banda MS with five. Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Sebastian Yatra, T3R Elemento and Marc Anthony each landed four nominations this year.
In the tradition of the American Music Awards, the Latin AMAs pay tribute to the top Latin artists in the market today, with fans voting for the ultimate winners.
Ten acts are nominated for artist of the year, including Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Maluma, Romeo Santos, J Balvin, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Christian Nodal, Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee and Karol G. Bad Bunny’s X 100Pre, Ozuna’s Aura, Anuel AA’s Real Hasta La Muerte, Luis Fonsi’s VIDA and Santana’s Africa Speaks are up for album of the year. Six of the hottest artists of the moment are in the running for new artist of the year: Sech, Rosalía, Darell, Paulo Londra, Lunay and Jhay Cortez.
For the first time ever, the nominees were announced in a joint live stream with Billboard from multiple locations, including Telemundo Center in Miami and Billboard's New York offices in Times Square. (See below)
The 2019 Latin AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of Aug. 10, 2018, through July 18, 2019.
The selection of the music video category is based on videos submitted by record labels and independent producers and selected by a committee of industry professionals. The “producers’ choice award” considers the quality, content and creativity of the music video. The winner will be chosen by the fans along with the rest of the Latin AMAs.
The fifth annual Latin AMAs will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 17, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The awards show will be preceded by a one-hour red carpet pre-show called “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs,” kicking off at 7 p.m. ET.
Fans can vote for their favorite artist online visiting here.
See the full list of nominees below.
Artist of the Year OzunaBad BunnyMaluma Romeo SantosJ BalvinBanda Sinaloense MS de Sergio LizárragaChristian NodalAnuel AADaddy YankeeKarol G
New Artist of the Year SechRosalíaDarell Paulo LondraLunayJhay Cortez
Song of the YearBad Bunny & Drake “MIA”DJ Snake Featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”Daddy Yankee Featuring Snow “Con Calma”Pedro Capó & Farruko “Calma”Anuel AA & Romeo Santos “Ella Quiere Beber”
Album of the Year Bad Bunny - X 100PREOzuna – AuraAnuel AA – Real Hasta La Muerte Luis Fonsi - VIDA Santana – Africa Speaks
Favorite Artist - Female Natti NatashaKarol GBecky G RosalíaNatalia Lafourcade
Favorite Artist - Male OzunaBad BunnyAnuel AA J BalvinRomeo Santos
Favorite Duo or Group Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio LizárragaT3r ElementoLos Ángeles Azules CNCOWisin & Yandel
Favorite Artist - Pop Luis FonsiPedro CapóSebastián Yatra CNCO
Favorite Album - Pop Luis Fonsi – VIDASantana – Africa SpeaksRosalía – El Mal Querer Sebastian Yatra – Fantasía
Favorite Song - PopPedro Capó x Farruko – “Calma”Becky G & Kane Brown – Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere (remix)Luis Fonsi x Ozuna – “Imposible”Reik & Maluma – “Amigos Con Derechos”Sebastián Yatra & Mau y Ricky – “Ya No Tiene Novio”
Favorite Artist - Regional Mexican Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio LizárragaChristian NodalT3r Elemento Calibre 50
Favorite Album - Regional Mexican T3r Elemento – The Green TripBanda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga- Con Todas Las FuerzasRaymix – Oye Mujer Lenin Ramírez - Bendecido
Favorite Song - Regional Mexican Los Ángeles Azules featuring Natalia LaFourcade – “Nunca Es Suficiente”Banda Los Sebastianes – “A Través del Vaso”Christian Nodal – “No Te Contaron Mal” T3r Elemento featuring Gerardo Ortiz – “Aerolínea Carrillo”Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga – “Mejor Me Alejo”
Favorite Artist - Urban Bad BunnyOzunaAnuel AA J Balvin
Favorite Album - Urban Bad Bunny - X 100PREOzuna - AuraAnuel AA – Real Hasta La Muerte Farruko – Gangalee
Favorite Song - UrbanBad Bunny & Drake – “MIA”DJ Snake Featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”Anuel AA & Romeo Santos – “Ella Quiere Beber”Daddy Yankee Featuring Snow – “Con Calma”Ozuna x Manuel Turizo – “Vaina Loca”
Favorite Artist - Tropical Romeo SantosMarc AnthonyCarlos Vives Juan Luis Guerra
Favorite Album - Tropical Romeo Santos – UtopíaMarc Anthony – OPUSJuan Luis Guerra 440 – Literal Gilberto Santa Rosa – 40... Y Contando En Vivo Desde Puerto Rico
Favorite Song - Tropical Romeo Santos “Centavito”Aventura – “Inmortal”Wisin & Yandel & Romeo Santos – “Aullando” Prince Royce + Marc Anthony – “Adicto”Silvestre Dangond & Maluma – “Vivir Bailando”
Favorite Crossover Artist DJ SnakeDrakeSnow Sean Paul
Favorite Tour Jennifer LopezLuis MiguelBad Bunny ChayanneMarc Anthony
Favorite VideoCamila - “Te Confieso”Becky G & Maluma - “La Respuesta”Daddy Yankee & Wisin y Yandel - “Si Supieras”Sofia Reyes Ft. Rita Ora & Anitta -“R.I.P.”Sebastian Yatra & Camilo - “En Guerra”
We're announcing this year’s #LatinAMAs nominees LIVE with special guests @_christiannodal and @lunaypr1! Watch to find out if your favorite artists are nominated and tune in for the awards Oct. 17 on @Telemundo. https://t.co/ziX4G3FAPt— billboard latin (@billboardlatin) September 4, 2019
We're announcing this year’s #LatinAMAs nominees LIVE with special guests @_christiannodal and @lunaypr1! Watch to find out if your favorite artists are nominated and tune in for the awards Oct. 17 on @Telemundo. https://t.co/ziX4G3FAPt
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