TV actress Gaby Espino and renowned Mexican singer-actor Pedro Fernandez will co-host the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented by State Farm.
The longest-running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world will be produced and broadcast live by Telemundo on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm/6c from BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida.
Confirmed performers for the show so far in include finalists J Balvin, Carlos Vives and Daddy Yankee, as well as special honorees Roberto Carlos (who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award) and Carlos Santana (who’ll receive the Spirit of Hope Award)
Espino, one of Telemundo’s leading soap actresses, has also hosted Telemundo’s youth award show Premios Tu Mundo since its inception in 2012.
Fernandez, who came to fame as a child actor and singer in the ’70s, is established as one of the leading interpreters of Mexican music and is also a coach in Telemundo’s current season of The Voice Kids, along with Daddy Yankee and Natalia Jimenez.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts. Topping the list of this year’s finalists are Romeo Santos (21 entries), Enrique Iglesias (19), J Balvin (12), Marc Anthony (7), Drake (7), Descemer Bueno (6), Gente de Zona (6), Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda (6), Farruko (6) and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga (6).
The event is the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, now in its 26th year and under the slogan “The Top Artists, The Top Trends, The Top Names in Music.” The conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world and will take place April 27-30 at The Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach, Florida. For information and registration, please visit BillboardLatinConference.com or email email@example.com.