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Bad Bunny, Ozuna and all the Finalists For 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards: Full List

Originally announced in February, here once again is the full list of finalists for the awards, now taking place Oct. 21

Back in February, Billboard announced the finalists for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, originally scheduled for April.

The pandemic led to the rescheduling of the awards, which are now taking place Oct. 21 in Miami. Likewise, Billboard's Latin Music Week, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, will stream live Oct. 20-23, featuring conversations with a roster of marquee artists, including Ozuna, Rosalia, Maluma, Black Eyed Peas, Carlos Vives and Los Tigres del Norte.

The list of finalists, however, remains unchanged.

As urban music continues to dominate Billboard’s Latin music charts, two of the genre’s most prolific names -- Bad Bunny and Ozuna -- lead the list of finalists for the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards with 14 mentions each. They were followed in number of nods by other stars of the genre: Daddy Yankee and J Balvin both have 12 finalist mentions; Anuel AA has 11; and Farruko has 10.

Bad Bunny, Ozuna and J Balvin will also compete for artist of the year, a category that also includes bachata star Romeo Santos, who frequently collaborates with urban artists.

While the Billboard Latin Music Awards honor artists in the main musical genres of Latin Pop, Tropical, Latin Rhythm and Regional Mexican, the dominance of urban is felt across the board.

In the artist of the year, new category, for example, all contenders -- Jhay Cortez, Manuel Turizo, Paulo Londra and Sech -- lean urban, although their styles and sounds are vastly different, underscoring the evolution of the genre beyond simply reggaeton.

In the producer of the year category, the contenders are also all urban -- Dimelo Flow, DJ Snake, Mambo Kingz and Tainy -- although Tainy has also been involved in multiple pop projects. Likewise, the songwriter of the year category is urban and dominated by huge hitmakers: Bad Bunny Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and Ozuna.

And in a nod to the ongoing spirit of collaboration, the finalists for hot Latin song of the year are exactly the same finalists for hot Latin song of the year, vocal event: Bad Bunny & Tainy, “Callaíta;” Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, “Con Calma;" Pedro Capó & Farruko, “Calma;” and Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Anuel AA, “Otro Trago.”

All is not urban, however. This year's top finalists also include Sech and Snow with seven mentions; Pedro Capó and Romeo Santos with six; Nicky Jam and Tainy with five; Darell, Luis Fonsi and Marc Anthony with four; and with three each, Los Angeles Azules, Aventura, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Becky G, Calibre 50, Christian Nodal, Karol G, Rosalía, Santana, and Wisin & Yandel.

The Latin pop category is a cornucopia of sounds, with names like Luis Fonsi, Sebastian Yatra, Enrique Iglesias, CNCO, Reik, Maná, Danny Ocean, Mau & Ricky and Santana competing in top categories.

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Likewise, the Regional Mexican category runs the gamut from established to new and revolutionary, with finalists like Christian Nodal, El Fantasma, Lenin Ramírez, T3r Elemento, Los Angelez Azules, Raymix, Calibre 50 and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga.

Finalists for Latin tour of the year cover the entire spectrum of Latin music, with Bad Bunny, Chayanne, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez as the four finalists.

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The Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live from Miami on the Telemundo network Oct. 21, with awards to be given out in 59 categories honoring the top artists, songs, albums, labels, publishers, songwriters and producers of the year. The awards show will take place in the midst of the first virtual Billboard Latin Music Week, which will stream Oct. 20-23.  Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Billboard Latin Music Week, will include superstar conversations, workshops, live performances, fan experiences, and will feature artists such as J Balvin, Rosalía, Los Tigres del Norte, and Ozuna.

The full list of finalists is below.

For information on Billboard Latin Music Week  and its featured artists, head here.


OVERALL ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year:

• Bad Bunny

• J Balvin

• Ozuna

• Romeo Santos

Artista del Año, Debut / Artist of the Year, New:

• Jhay Cortez

• Manuel Turizo

• Paulo Londra

• Sech

Gira del Año / Tour of the Year:

• Bad Bunny

• Chayanne

• Jennifer Lopez

• Marc Anthony

Artista del Año, Redes Sociales

Social Artist of the Year:

• Anuel AA

• Becky G

• Daddy Yankee

• Lali

Artista Crossover del Año

Crossover Artist of the Year:

• DJ Snake

• Drake

• Katy Perry

• Snow

SONGS CATEGORIES

“Hot Latin Song” Canción del Año

Hot Latin Song of the Year:

• Bad Bunny & Tainy, “Callaíta”

• Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, “Con Calma”

• Pedro Capó & Farruko, “Calma”

• Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Anuel AA, “Otro Trago”

“Hot Latin Song”, Colaboración Vocal del Año

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:

• Bad Bunny & Tainy, “Callaíta”

• Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, “Con Calma”

• Pedro Capó & Farruko, “Calma”

• Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Anuel AA, “Otro Trago”

“Hot Latin Songs” Artista del Año, Masculino

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:

• Anuel AA

• Bad Bunny

• J Balvin

• Ozuna

“Hot Latin Songs” Artista del Año, Femenina

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:

• Becky G

• Karol G

• Natti Natasha

• Rosalía

“Hot Latin Songs” Artista del Año, Dúo o Grupo

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

• Banda los Sebastianes de Mazatlán, Sinaloa

• Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

• Calibre 50

• Wisin & Yandel

“Hot Latin Songs” Sello Discográfico del Año

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year:

• Interscope

• RIMAS

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Hot Latin Songs” Casa Disquera del Año

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year:

• El Cartel

• RIMAS

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latino

Canción del Año, Airplay

Airplay Song of the Year:

• Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna &

J Balvin “China”

• Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, “Con Calma”

• Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko, Anuel AA, “Baila Baila Baila”

• Pedro Capó & Farruko “Calma”

Sello Discográfico del Año, Airplay

Airplay Label of the Year:

• El Cartel

• Lizos

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Casa Disquera del Año, Airplay

Airplay Imprint of the Year:

• El Cartel

• Fonovisa

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latino

Canción del Año, Digital

Digital Song of the Year:

• Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaíta”

• Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, “Con Calma”

• Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko,

Anuel AA, “Baila Baila Baila”

• Pedro Capó & Farruko “Calma”

Canción del Año, Streaming

Streaming Song of the Year:

• Anuel AA & Romeo Santos “Ella Quiere Beber”

• Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, “Con Calma”

• Pedro Capó & Farruko “Calma”

• Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Anuel AA, “Otro Trago”

ALBUM CATEGORIES

“Top Latin Album” del Año

Top Latin Album of the Year:

• Bad Bunny, X 100Pre

• J Balvin & Bad Bunny, OASIS

• Luis Fonsi, Vida

• Sech, Sueños

“Top Latin Albums” Artista del Año, Masculino

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:

• Bad Bunny

• J Balvin

• Ozuna

• Romeo Santos

“Top Latin Albums” Artista del Año, Femenina

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female:

• Becky G

• Karol G

• Natti Natasha

• Shakira

“Top Latin Albums” Artista del Año Dúo o Grupo

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

• Aventura

• Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

• Santana

• T3r Elemento

“Top Latin Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:

• Rich

• RIMAS

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Top Latin Albums” Casa Disquera del Año

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:

• Rich

• RIMAS

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latino

CATEGORIA LATIN POP

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Artista “Latin Pop” del Año, Solista

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo:

• Enrique Iglesias

• Luis Fonsi

• Sebastián Yatra

• Shakira

Artista “Latin Pop” del Año, Dúo o Grupo

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

• CNCO

• Maná

• Reik

• Santana

Canción “Latin Pop” del Año

Latin Pop Song of the Year:

• Luis Fonsi, Sebastián Yatra & Nicky Jam “Date La Vuelta”

• Pedro Capó & Farruko “Calma”

• Rosalía & Ozuna “Yo X Ti, Tu X Mi”

• Rosalía, J Balvin & El Guincho “Con Altura”

“Latin Pop Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year:

• El Cartel

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

• Warner Latina

“Latin Pop Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year:

• El Cartel

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latino

• Warner Latina

Álbum “Latin Pop” del Año

Latin Pop Album of the Year:

• Danny Ocean, 54+1

• Luis Fonsi, Vida

• Mau y Ricky, Para Aventuras y Curiosidades

• Santana, Africa Speaks

“Latin Pop Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year:

• Concord

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

• Warner Latina

“Latin Pop Albums” Casa Disquera del Año

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:

• Capitol Latin

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latino

• Warner Latina

CATEGORIA TROPICAL /

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Artista Tropical del Año, Solista

Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo:

• Juan Luis Guerra

• Marc Anthony

• Prince Royce

• Romeo Santos

Artista Tropical del Año, Dúo o Grupo

Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

• Aventura

• Gente de Zona

• La Sonora Dinamita

• Monchy y Alexandra

Canción Tropical del Año

Tropical Song of the Year:

• Aventura, “Inmortal”

• Marc Anthony, “Parecen Viernes”

• Silvestre Dangond & Maluma “Vivir Bailando”

• Wisin & Yandel & Romeo Santos, “Aullando”

“Tropical Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año

Tropical Airplay Label of the Year:

• Pina

• RIMAS

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Tropical Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año

Tropical Airplay Imprint of the Year:

• Pina

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latino

• WK

Álbum Tropical del Año

Tropical Album of the Year:

• Gilberto Santa Rosa, 40… Y Contando: En Vivo Desde Puerto Rico

• Marc Anthony, OPUS

• Romeo Santos, Utopía

• Victor Manuelle, Memorias de Navidad

“Tropical Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año

Tropical Albums Label of the Year:

• Discos Fuentes

• Sony Music Latin

• The Orchard

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Tropical Albums” Casa Disquera del Año

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year:

• Norte

• Sony Music Latin

• The Orchard

• Top Stop

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES

Artista Regional Mexicano del Año, Solista

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo:

• Christian Nodal

• El Fantasma

• Lenin Ramírez

• Raymix

Artista Regional Mexicano del Año, Dúo o Grupo

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

• Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

• Calibre 50

• Los Ángeles Azules

• T3r Elemento

Canción Regional Mexicana del Año

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

• Banda Los Sebastianes de Mazatlán, Sinaloa, “A Través del Vaso”

• Calibre 50, “Simplemente Gracias”

• Christian Nodal “De Los Besos Que Te Di”

• Los Ángeles Azules featuring Natalia Lafourcade, “Nunca Es Suficiente”

“Regional Mexican Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year:

• DEL

• Lizos

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Regional Mexican Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year:

• Andaluz

• Disa

• Fonovisa

• Lizos

Álbum Regional Mexicano del Año

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:

• Christian Nodal, Ahora

• Fuerza Regida, Del Barrio Hasta Aquí

• Herencia de Patrones, Pa Las Vibras

• Los Ángeles Azules, Esto Sí Es Cumbia

“Regional Mexican Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year:

• DEL

• Rancho Humilde

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Regional Mexican Albums” Casa Disquera del Año

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:

• DEL

• Fonovisa

• Lizos

• Lumbre

CATEGORIA LATIN RHYTHM

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES

Artista “Latin Rhythm” del Año, solista

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo:

• Bad Bunny

• J Balvin

• Maluma

• Ozuna

Artista “Latin Rhythm” del Año, Dúo o Grupo

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

• CNCO

• Jowell & Randy

• Wisin & Yandel

• Zion & Lennox

Canción “Latin Rhythm” del Año

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year:

• Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaíta”

• Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, “Con Calma”

• Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko, Anuel AA, “Baila Baila Baila”

• Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Anuel AA “Otro Trago”

“Latin Rhythm Airplay” Sello Discográfico del Año

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year:

• El Cartel

• RIMAS

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Latin Rhythm Airplay” Casa Disquera del Año

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year:

• El Cartel

• La Industria

• Universal Music Latino

• WK

Álbum “Latin Rhythm” del Año

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year:

• Bad Bunny, X 100PRE

• Farruko, Gangalee

• J Balvin & Bad Bunny, OASIS

• Sech, Sueños

“Latin Rhythm Albums” Sello Discográfico del Año

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year:

• Rich

• Rimas

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latin Entertainment

“Latin Rhythm Albums” Casa Disquera del Año

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year:

• Aura Music

• Dimelo Vi LLC

 

• Rimas

• Sony Music Latin

• Universal Music Latino

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES

Compositor del Año

Songwriter of the Year:

• Bad Bunny

• Daddy Yankee

• J Balvin

• Ozuna

Editora del Año

Publisher of the Year:

• Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing America, INC., BMI

• SONY/ATV Discos Publishing LLC, ASCAP

• Universal Musica Unica Publishing, BMI

• WC Music Corp., ASCAP

Corporación Editora del Año

Publishing Corporation of the Year:

• Kobalt Music

• Sony/ATV Music

• Universal Music

• Warner/Chappell Music

Productor del Año

Producer of the Year:

• Dimelo Flow

• DJ Snake

• Mambo Kingz

• Tainy

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The Billboard Latin Music Awards, to broadcast live Oct. 21, 2020 on Telemundo, are the only ones to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music as determined by the actual sales, streaming, radio airplay and social data that informs Billboard's weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 2, 2019 through this year's January 25 charts. Based on album sales, digital track sales, streaming data and monitored radio airplay provided by Nielsen Music and social media data provided by Next Big Sound, Billboard’s rankings are the world's most authoritative music charts.