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The Billboard Latin Music Awards, is an annual event honoring the top performers of the year in Latin music. Latin music has catapulted into international domination in the last few years and the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Latin music’s most prestigious awards show, plays an important role as a valuable platform for artists. The annual event that honors the top performers of the year is produced by Telemundo and will broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout the Americas via Telemundo Internacional. Some of the show’s past performers and participants include: Afro Jack, Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli, Arturo Sandoval, Bad Bunny, Becky G, Cardi B, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Chayanne, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Eva Longoria, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Mana, Marc Anthony, Nelly Furtado, Ozuna, NE-YO, Paulina Rubio, P. Diddy, Pitbull, Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Sean Paul, Shakira, Thalia, Vin Diesel, Wisin & Yandel and Wyclef Jean.

 

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 3, 2018 through this year's January 26 charts. Based on album sales, digital track sales, streaming data and monitored radio airplay provided by Nielsen Music and social media data provided by Next Big Sound, Billboard’s rankings are the world's most authoritative music charts. Finalists, and the eventual winners, reflect performance of new recordings on Billboard’s albums and songs charts, including Top Latin Albums, Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Latin Streaming Songs and Latin Digital Songs, among others.

 

Also presented on the show are Billboard’s prestigious discretionary awards including The Spirit of Hope Award, Hall of Fame Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous winners of Billboard’s discretionary awards include: Alejandro Fernandez, Andrea Bocelli, Banda El Recodo, Carlos Santana, Carlos Vives, Conjunto Primavera, Daddy Yankee, Emmanuel, Franco de Vita, Gloria Estefan, Intocable, Jose Feliciano, Jennifer Lopez, Jose Jose, Juanes, Juan Gabriel, Los Temerarios, Los Tigres Del Norte, Mana, Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis,  Miguel Bose, Mongo Santamaria, Olga Tañon, Ricardo Arjona, Ricardo Montaner, Ricky Martin, Roberto Carlos, Shakira, Soraya, Tito Puente, Vicente Fernandez, and Willy Chirino.

 

The awards are the culmination of Billboard’s Latin Music Week, which will take place on April 22-25 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 29th year, Latin Music Week & Conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin Music in the world. The most respected conference in Latin music, will bring the top artists, executives and power players in the industry together for a week of concerts, showcases, interviews, keynotes and industry panels. For information visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com or email conferencees@billboard.com

 

About Billboard Media Group:

Billboard is the world's largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry's most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 25.5M+ million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 160M+ cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, BTS, and more. In December 2018, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired Spin Media’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 41 Million + unique visitors and more than 20% of U.S. millennials.

 

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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