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Here Are All the First-Time Finalists at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Natanael Cano, Myke Towers, Camilo, Los Dos Carnales, Rauw Alejandro
Cano: Peter Baltimore. Towers: Imagine It Media/KIDDCAMARA. Camilo: Cristian Saumeth. Carnales: AfinArte Music. Alejandro: Prince and Jacob, Styled by Darius Baptist.

Clockwise top left to right: Natanael Cano, Myke Towers, Camilo, Los Dos Carnales, Rauw Alejandro.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards 2021 are less than a week away. The star-studded show will parade out an array of Latin and internationally renowned artists in an evening that will feature performances by chart-topping artists Camila Cabello, Karol G, Juanes, Banda MS, Christian Nodal, Rauw Alejandro, Joss Favela and Prince Royce, and other surprises.

In addition to Daddy Yankee receiving the Billboard Hall of Fame Award, finalists and winners will be honored at the award ceremony to be broadcast live on the Telemundo network at 8 p.m. ET from the Watsco Center in Miami on Thursday, Sept. 23. The coveted event will cover 59 categories across the major music genres of Latin pop, tropical, Latin rhythm and regional Mexican.

The night will also see an array of new faces whose outstanding performances throughout Billboard Latin charts, during the Feb. 1, 2020 through Aug. 7, 2021 period, have earned them a space among the finalists.  In anticipation of next week’s awards, Billboard has compiled a list of this year’s first-time finalists in alphabetical order, with a brew of genres among its tallies.

Black Eyed Peas (eight nods)

Crossover Artist of the Year
Hot Latin Song of the Year - "Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)"
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event - "Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)"
Sales Song of the Year - "Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)"
Sales Song of the Year - "Mamacita"
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Latin Pop Song of the Year - "Mamacita"
Latin Rhythm Song of the Year - "Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)"

Camilo (five nods)

Artist of the Year, New
Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo
Latin Pop Song of the Year - "Si Me Dices Que Sí"
Latin Pop Album of the Year - Mis Manos
Latin Pop Album of the Year - Por Primera Vez 

Dua Lipa (one nod)

Crossover Artist of the Year 

Edgar ‘Edge’ Barrera (one nod)

Songwriter of the Year 

Frankie Ruiz (one nod)

Tropical Albums of the Year - The Greatest Salsa Ever, Vol. 1 

Grupo Firme (two nods)

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Regional Mexican Song of the Year - "Yo Ya No Vuelvo Contigo"

J.Rey Soul (two nods)

Sales Song of the Year - "Mamacita"
Latin Pop Song of the Year - "Mamacita"

Junior H (two nods)

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo
Regional Mexican Albums of the Year - En Un Sueño 

Kali Uchis (seven nods)

Artist of the Year, New
Hot Latin Song of the Year - "Telepatía"
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female
Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo
Latin Pop Song of the Year - "Telepatía"
Latin Pop Album of the Year - Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) 

Los Dos Carnales (4 nods)

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Regional Mexican Song of the Year - "Cabrón y Vago"
Regional Mexican Song of the Year - "El Envidioso" 

Los Legendarios (2 nods)

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

Mora (one nod)

Productor del Año / Producer of the Year 

Myke Towers (three nods)

Artist of the Year, New
Latin Airplay Song of the Year - "Caramelo"
Tropical Song of the Year - "Travesuras" 

Natanael Cano (one nod)

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo 

Nicki Minaj (six nods)

Crossover Artist of the Year
Hot Latin Song of the Year - "Tusa"
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event - "Tusa"
Latin Airplay Song of the Year - "Tusa"
Sales Song of the Year - "Tusa"
Latin Rhythm Song of the Year - "Tusa" 

Ñengo Flow (one nod)

Streaming Song of the Year - "Safaera" 

Ovy On The Drums (one nod)

Producer of the Year 

Piso 21 (two nods)

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Latin Pop Album of the Year - El Amor en Los Tiempos del Perreo 

Rauw Alejandro (two nods)

Artist of the Year, New
Latin Pop Song of the Year - "TBT"

Súbelo Neo (one nod)

Producer of the Year

The awards coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, which returns to Miami from Sept. 20-25, with a roster of star speakers that includes Karol G, Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam. For more information on Billboard Latin Music Week and to register for it, visit billboardlatinmusicweek.com.

Considered the longest-running awards show in Latin music, the Billboard Latin Music Awards is the only awards show to honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music as determined by the sales, streaming radio airplay, and social data that informs Billboard's weekly charts during a one-year period.