Meet The Artist of the Year, New Finalists at 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Manuel Turizo
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Manuel Turizo

The 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists have officially been announced, and leading this year's list are Bad Bunny and Ozuna with 14 nods each, followed by J Balvin and Daddy Yankee with 12 and trap singer Anuel AA with 11.

But there’s also the artist of the year, new category which, this year, is led by four young urban singers -- Jhay Cortez, Sech, Manuel Turizo and Paulo Londra -- who are all up to take home the once-in-a-lifetime trophy.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will close out LatinFest+, presented by Billboard and Telemundo, a three-day immersive experience dedicated to Latin music, culture and entertainment. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, LatinFest+ (formerly known as Billboard Latin Music Week) will include superstar conversations, workshops, live concerts and fan experiences and will feature artists such as J Balvin, Rosalía, Los Tigres del Norte and Ozuna, among many others.

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Meet the 2020 finalists for artist of the year, new.

Jhay Cortez 

Country: Puerto Rico

Age: 26

With four total entries on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, Jhay Cortez scored his first top 10 with the “No Me Conoces” remix with J Balvin and Bad Bunny, which also peaked at No. 71 on the Billboard Hot 100. His 2019 album Famouz spent 34 weeks on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart.

Manuel Turizo

Country: Colombia

Age: 19

Manuel Turizo has a total of 12 entries on Hot Latin Songs. In 2019, Manuel Turizo scored his first top 10 on the Top Latin Albums chart (dated Sept. 7) as his ADN album debuted at No. 8. “It’s a pleasure to debut in the top 10 with my debut album,” Turizo previously told Billboard. ADN was released via La Industria/ Sony Music Latin on Aug. 23.

Paulo Londra

Country: Argentina

Age: 21

The former Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise has three entries on Hot Latin Songs: “Cuando Te Bese” with Becky G, “Adan y Eva” and “Tal Vez.”


Country: Panama

Age: 26

Sech has nine total entries on Hot Latin Songs, where “Otro Trago” with Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Anuel AA peaked at No. 1 on the Aug. 10-dated chart.

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