The Hottest Songs in Billboard Latin Music Awards History

Enrique Iglesias Shakira Nicky Jam
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Enrique Iglesias, Shakira and Nicky Jam.

This year, Telemundo is celebrating the 20th Billboard Latin Music Award uninterrupted live broadcast, airing April 26 at 8 p.m. ET. And to join the celebration, Billboard editors made a playlist with all the winning songs in the Hot Latin Song of the Year category (which was previously known as Hot Latin Track of the Year).

From Pepe Aguilar’s “Por Mujeres Como Tu” to Nicky Jam’s “Hasta El Amanecer,” listen to the hottest songs of the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

1999: Pepe Aguilar - “Por Mujeres Como Tú”

Pepe Aguilar's "Por Mujeres Como Tú" is a classic, and it's no surprise that in 1999, the engaging love song crossed over from regional Mexican radio to pop radio ... currently with more than 51 million views on YouTube. --Justino Aguila

2000: Alejandro Fernández - “Loco”

Alejandro Fernández’s "Loco" is captivating. The Mexican singer, who was honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award in 2016, gave a riveting performance at the Viña Del Mar Song Festival in 2001. --JA

2001: Son By Four - “A Puro Dolor”

Both the ballad and salsa versions of Son By Four's "A Puro Dolor" are treasures. Their performance, along with special guests *NSYNC, delighted fans during the inaugural Latin Grammys on CBS in 2000. --JA

2002: Juan Gabriel - "Abrazáme Muy Fuerte"

Juan Gabriel's legacy only gets stronger with a performance at Mexico's Bellas Artes. Add "Abrázame Muy Fuerte," and the classic is reborn. --JA

2003: Chayanne - "Y Tú Te Vas”

Chayanne's "Y Tú Te Vas" spent five weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs and will live in the hearts of fans forever. --JA

2004: Ricky Martin - “Tal Vez”

“Tal Vez” was the first single from Ricky Martin’s 2003 Spanish-language album Almas del Silencio. --Judy Cantor-Navas

2005: Juanes - “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor”

"Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor,” from Juanes’s album Mi Sangre, was No. 1 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart for 20 weeks. --JCN

2006: Shakira feat. Alejandro Sanz - “La Tortura”

With 25 weeks on the chart, Shakira’s sexy duet with Alejandro Sanz is the fourth longest-running Hot Latin Songs No. 1 of all time. --JCN

2007: Mariano Barba - “Aliado Del Tiempo”

Regional Mexican music reigned over pop at the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards, when singer Mariano Barba won Hot Latin Song of the Year. --JCN

2008: Aventura - “Mi Corazoncito”

Aventura won the hearts of the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2008, when the bachata boy band won Hot Latin Song of the Year for “Mi Corazoncito.” --JCN

2009: Flex - “Te Quiero”

Flex hit “Te Quiero” comes from his debut album Te Quiero: Romantic Style In Da World and also won Latin Rhythm Airplay Song. --Suzette Fernandez

2010: Tito El Bambino - “El Amor”

“El Amor” mixes sounds of Latin pop, cumbia and merengue. It was Tito Bambino’s third single from his album El Patron. The song was also recorded in different genres, such as regional Mexican and salsa. --SF

2011: Enrique Iglesias feat. Juan Luis Guerra - “Cuando Me Enamoro”

The song blends pop and bachata sounds, winning Hot Latin Airplay of the Year at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. --SF

2012: Don Omar - “Taboo”

The song comes from the Fast Five soundtrack and mixes lambada with urban sounds. “Taboo” peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart the week of July 16, 2011. --SF

2013: Michel Teló - “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”

"Ai, se eu te pego!" (which means Oh, If I Catch You!) was popularized by Brazilian singer Michel Teló. --SF

2014: Marc Anthony - "Vivir Mi Vida"

Marc Anthony’s “Vivir Mi Vida” was the first single of his eleventh studio album, 3.0, and it is a Spanish cover of Algerian singer Khaled's song "C'est la Vie." --SF

2015: Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona - “Bailando”

“Bailando” is the second longest-running No. 1 song in the history of the Hot Latin Songs chart. --SF

2016: Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias - “El Perdon”

Nicky Jam's comeback was thanks to the success of "El Perdon," the hit lasted 26 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. --SF

2017: Nicky Jam - “Hasta El Amanecer”

"Hasta El Amanecer" is the second single from Nicky Jam's album, Fenix, and established the singer within the urban genre. --SF

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