Anuel AA, Banda MS, Marc Anthony, Maluma, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi and Sebastian Yatra Complete List of Top Nominees
Miami, FL – September 4, 2019 – Telemundo announced today that, for second consecutive year, Puerto Rican Reggaeton singer Ozuna, leads the nominee list with nine nominations for the fifth edition of the 2019 “Latin American Music Awards” (Latin AMAs), which will take place October 17th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood ,California. He is followed by Romeo Santos and Bad Bunny (8), Anuel AA (7), Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga (5), Marc Anthony, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Sebastian Yatra (4) and Becky G, Rosalia, Pedro Capo, Wisin & Yandel, DJ Snake and Drake (3).
Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, with a three-hour television special, the Latin AMAs will present awards in 22 categories this year, including the genres of Pop, Urban, Tropical, Regional Mexican music, as well as Video, Tour and Crossover.
Ozuna, one of the most globally viewed artists on YouTube, returns this year with nominations in the main categories, including: Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Favorite Artist – Male, Favorite Artist - Urban, and Favorite Song - Pop for "Imposible", with Luis Fonsi. His album Aura competes for Favorite Album - Urban, while the songs "Taki Taki" by Dj Snake featuring Selena Gómez, Ozuna and Cardi B, and "Vaina Loca", with Manuel Turizo, compete for Favorite Song – Urban.
Reggaeton and Latin trap singer, Bad Bunny and The King of Bachata, Romeo Santos are tied with eight nominations each. Bunny is nominated for Artist of the Year, Favorite Artist - Male, Favorite Artist - Urban, Favorite Album - Urban, Favorite Song - Urban and Favorite Tour. His song with Drake, "MIA", is nominated for Song of the Year, while his album X100PRE competes for Album of the Year. Santos, one of the highest paid singers in the music industry, competes with colleagues Ozuna and Bad Bunny for Artist of the Year, and Favorite Artist – Male. His hit song "She wants to drink" with Anuel AA garnered nods in the categories of Song of the Year and Favorite Song - Urban. The King of Bachata also competes for Favorite Artist - Tropical, and Favorite Album - Tropical with Utopia. His songs "Centavito" and "Howling", with Wisin & Yandel compete in the category of Favorite Song - Tropical.
Puerto Rican Latin Trap artist, Anuel AA, who earned seven nominations, also competes in the categories of Artist of the Year, Favorite Artist - Male and Favorite Artist - Urban. Anuel is additionally up for Album of the Year with Real Hasta la Muerte, and for Song of the Year and Favorite - Urban Song with "She wants to drink" with Romeo Santos. Mexican group Banda Sinaloense MS by Sergio Lizárraga, boasts five nominations, competing for Artist of the Year, Favorite Artist - Mexican Regional, Favorite Album - Mexican Regional, Favorite Song - Mexican Regional and Duo or Favorite Group. Artists with four nominations include Marc Anthony, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Sebastian Yatra, while three nominations went to Becky G, Rosalia, Pedro Capó, Wisin & Yandel, DJ Snake and Drake. The complete list of nominees can be found at LatinAMAs.com - the official website of the 2019 “Latin AMAs.”
The Latin AMAS awards ceremony will be preceded by a one-hour red carpet pre-show “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs” at 7pm/6c, which will highlight the exciting arrival of the stars. The special will showcase electrifying musical performances in English and Spanish because music transcends language, and will include a multicultural line up to be announced soon.
The awards pay tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the tradition of the “American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted award show. Fans can vote for their favorite artist online visiting http://www.LatinAMAs.com/vota. The “Latin AMAs” nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of Aug 10, 2018 through July 25, 2019. The selection of the Favorite Video category is based on videos submitted by record labels and independent producers and selected by a committee of industry professionals.
Created in 1973 by Dick Clark, the “American Music Awards” is one of the biggest music award shows in the world, watched in more than 200 countries, and Telemundo’s “Latin AMAs” is quickly accumulating its own popularity. Last year’s show celebrated women in music and was hosted by Aracely Arambula, Becky G, Gloria Trevi, Lesley Grace and Roselyn Sanchez. The show dominated TV ratings reaching 2.2 Million adults between 18-49 and ranked as the #1 most social program of the day across all broadcast and cable networks.
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Latin AMAs Tweet: .@Ozuna_pr, @BadBunnyOfficial, @RomeoSantosPage, @_Anuel_AA and Banda_MS take top nods for the 5th edition of the @LatinAMAs to take place Oct. 17 at the @DolbyTheatre in Hollywood and broadcast LIVE on @Telemundo.
Latin AMAs Facebook Post: @Ozunapr, @BadBunnyOfficial, @RomeoSantosOfficial, @Anuel2bleAOfficial and @BandaMSOficial take top nods for the fifth edition of the @LatinAMAs to take place October 17 at the @DolbyTheatre in Hollywood and broadcast LIVE on @Telemundo. The event will pay tribute to the most influential and iconic Latin artists of today, and will highlight exciting performances in English and Spanish, because music has no language. #LatinAMAs
About Somos Productions
SOMOS Productions, LLC is an independent audiovisual content production company led by professionals with decades of experience producing talk shows, soap operas, dramas and variety shows, among other genres. SOMOS Productions guarantees its clients reasonable production costs and top quality, supported by flexible structures, access to suitable facilities, equipment and with operational experience in handling complex products. The company is active in production projects in the United States and Latin America.
About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Noticias, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 28 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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