The 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards have a new date and venue.
Originally set for April from Las Vegas but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Telemundo and Billboard announced the ceremony will now broadcast live Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
The state-of-the art set includes five distinct stages to accommodate multiple live performances. Featuring several digital experiences to bring fans directly into the action, the show will celebrate Latin music’s finest, and honor this year’s finalists, which include Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and Karol G, among others.
“Music continues to be a uniting force that transcends all boundaries to bring audiences together and provide much-needed entertainment for the entire family,” said Ronald Day, executive vice president of entertainment for Telemundo. “Today, more than ever, we are thrilled to be able to bring our viewers this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards in a one-of-a-kind event to commemorate and celebrate our most beloved Latin stars with a night full of music and surprises for everyone.”
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 actual sales, streaming, radio airplay and social data that informs Billboard‘s weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 2, 2019 through this year’s January 25 charts.
The complete list of finalists were announced earlier this year with Bad Bunny and Ozuna leading the list with 14 mentions each. Daddy Yankee and J Balvin both have 12 finalist mentions; Anuel AA has 11; and Farruko has 10. See the complete list of finalists here.
The awards will coincide with Billboard’s Latin Music Week, a three-day virtual experience dedicated to Latin music, culture, and entertainment. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event will take place October 20-23 and will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, exclusive performances and more.
For more information and to RSVP, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.