Maluma, Gerardo Ortiz, Karol G & More to Perform at the 2021 Latin AMAs

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Maluma performs during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards at the Skyline Drive-In on Aug. 30, 2020 in New York City.

On the heels of announcing the 2021 Latin American Music Awards nominees, Telemundo unveiled the first wave of performers Tuesday (March 9).

Ana Bárbara, Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Camilo, Carlos Vives, David Bisbal, Eslabon Armado, Gerardo Ortiz, Joss Favela, Karol G, Los Dos Carnales, Maluma, Myke Towers, Nicky Jam and Piso 21 have all been confirmed. Billboard can also reveal that artists such as Banda MS, Maluma, Ortiz, and Karol will take the stage with exclusive television premieres.

The sixth annual ceremony will include a special star-studded tribute to the late Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Joan "El Poeta del Pueblo" Sebastian.

Following safety protocols to protect the health and safety of all involved, the 2021 awards show will honor some of the most influential Latin artists of today, as voted by fans in 25 categories including pop, urban, tropical, regional Mexican and the newly added favorite virtual concert.

This year’s top nominees include Karol G and J Balvin with nine noms each, followed by Bad Bunny with eight, Ozuna with seven, and Anuel AA and Camilo with six each.

Winners for all categories will be determined by fan voting via and on Twitter @LatinAMAS by using the hashtag #LatinAMAs.

The 2021 Latin AMAs, hosted by actress Jacqueline Bracamontes, will air at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 15, from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, via Telemundo and will broadcast simultaneously on Universo and throughout the Americas on Telemundo Internacional.

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