Billboard Explains: The Billboard Latin Music Awards

The Billboard Latin Music Awards are a cultural celebration that spotlights the biggest and brightest stars in modern Latin music. On Thursday, Sept. 23, the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards will touch down in Miami with a star-studded lineup of performers that includes Karol G, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Nicky Jam, Carlos Vives and Maná, among many others.

But what’s the history of the awards show? And how are the finalists and winners determined?

The latest episode of Billboard Explains dives into the rich history of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, and explains how each categories is decided. Click here for a full lineup of performers and presenters for the 2021 ceremony.