The Billboard Latin Music Awards have announced the first round of performers who will be in attendance when the event takes place in Las Vegas on April 26. Announced late last week, artists including Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne, Calibre 50, Sofia Reyes, Christian Nodal, Maluma, reggaeton singer Nicky Jam, Ozuna and CNCO will all perform at the live event, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center later this month. As noted in the report, the awards ceremony caps off a week’s worth of events stemmed around Billboard’s Latin Music Conference from April 23-26.
Of the above mentioned performers, only Ozuna is up for the “Artist of the Year” award, against J Balvin, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi. The young singer’s debut album, 2017’s Odisea, has since become one of the most successful debuts in Latin music history. Among the other names of performers, Calibre 50 and Nicky Jam have each earned five nominations, with Christian Nodal and CNCO come in with four noms.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards is the only annual award major show in the U.S. which acknowledges and honors in Latin music recording artists, and will be celebrating its 20th consecutive year of uninterrupted broadcast on Telemundo this year. This year’s nominees, which are listed here, will have their fates determined based on unit sales, streaming numbers, radio airplay and data from social media, which reportedly “informs Billboard's weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 4, 2017 through this year's January 27 charts.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here. Fans who won’t be able to make the trip to Sin City can still tune in live when the Latin Music Awards air on Telemundo at at 7 p.m. EST on April 26.