Complete list of nominees for the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018
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This year’s genre-blending list of 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees delivered a hot and exciting year in Latin music last year. The extraordinary finalists shook up the music landscape by scoring huge hits and record-breaking streams of popular songs. Colombian native artists J Balvin and Shakira lead the star-studded roster of nominees with 12 nods each. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Maluma and Ozuna follow with 10 nominations each. Three non-Latin artists impressively snagged a huge crop of nods as well with Justin Bieber at eight, Beyoncé at seven and Willy William with six.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s numerous nominations are largely driven by the chart-busting, record-breaking success of “Despacito,” which is up for six awards including Hot Latin Song of the Year and Airplay Song of the Year, Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event, Digital Song of the Year and more. J Balvin’s song “Mi Gente,” is competing with “Despacito” in all of those categories, also garnering six total nominations. Both tracks scored high on the AXS ranking Top 30 best songs of 2017, with “Despacito” claiming No. 11 and “Mi Gente” capturing the No. 6 position.

Related: Interview: Luis Fonsi talks “Despacito” with AXS at the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

The Artist of the Year category finds Yankee and Fonsi facing off against Balvin and Puerto Rican native singer Ozuna. The 2018 Latin Music Awards ceremony will air live on April 26 on Telemundo.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018:

ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year:
J Balvin
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna

Artist of the Year, New: 
Alta Consigna 
Bad Bunny 
El Fantasma y Banda Populares del Llano 
Christian Nodal 

Tour of the Year:
Marc Anthony
Ricardo Arjona
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Marco Antonio Solis

Social Artist of the Year:
J Balvin 
Jennifer Lopez 
Maluma 
Shakira 

Crossover Artist of the Year:
Beyonce 
Justin Bieber 
Little Mix 
Ed Sheeran 

SONG CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year:
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” 
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” 
Maluma, “Felices Los 4” 
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” 

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” 
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” 
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” 
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” 

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:
J Balvin 
Daddy Yankee 
Luis Fonsi 
Ozuna 

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:
Becky G 
Jennifer Lopez 
Natti Natasha 
Shakira 

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga 
Calibre 50 
CNCO 
Zion & Lennox 

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year:
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
VP Entertainment 
Warner Latina 

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year
Def Jam
Raymond Braun
Schoolboy
Sony Music Latin 

Airplay Song of the Year
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” 
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” 
Maluma, “Felices Los 4” 
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo” 

Airplay Label of the Year:
DEL 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
Warner Latina 

Airplay Imprint of the Year:
Fonovisa 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latino 
WK 

Digital Song of the Year:
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” 
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” 
Maluma, “Felices Los 4” 
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” 

Streaming Song of the Year:
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” 
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” 
Maluma, “Felices Los 4” 
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” 

ALBUM CATEGORIES

Top Latin Album of the Year:
J Balvin, “Energia” 
Nicky Jam, “Fenix” 
Ozuna, “Odisea” 
Shakira, “El Dorado” 

Top Latin Compilation Album of the Year:
“Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los Exitos Del Momento” 
“Mexillennials: Los Exitos De Una Nueva Generacion” 
“Summer Latin Hits 2017” 
“Trap Capos: Season 1” 

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:
J Balvin 
Romeo Santos 
Nicky Jam 
Ozuna 

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female:
Alejandra Guzman 
Karol G 
Shakira 
Gloria Trevi 

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga 
Calibre 50 
CNCO 
Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho 

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:
Lizos 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
Warner Latina 

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:
Capitol Latin 
DEL 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latino 

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo
Luis Fonsi 
Enrique Iglesias 
Juanes 
Shakira 

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
CNCO 
Jesse & Joy 
Mana 
Reik 

Latin Pop Song of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” 
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, “Subeme La Radio” 
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje” 
Shakira, “Me Enamore” 

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year
Pina 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
Warner Latina 

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latino 
Warner Latina 
WK 

Latin Pop Album of the Year:
Ricardo Arjona “Circo Soledad” 
CNCO “Primera Cita” 
Juanes “Mis Planes Son Amarte” 
Shakira “El Dorado” 

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year:
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Latin Music Entertainment 
Warner Bros. 
Warner Latina 

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:
Fonovisa 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latino 
Warner Latina 

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo:
Marc Anthony 
Nacho 
Prince Royce 
Romeo Santos 

Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Chiquito Team Band
Gente de Zona 
Pirulo y La Tribu 
La Sonora Dinamita

Tropical Song of the Year:
Nacho “Bailame” 
Prince Royce & Shakira “Déjà Vu” 
Romeo Santos “Heroe Favorito” 
Romeo Santos “Imitadora” 

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year
D.A.M. 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
Warner Latina 

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year
Machete 
Magnus 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latino 

Tropical Album of the Year:
Prince Royce “Five”
La Sonora Dinamita “Juntos Por La Sonora” 
Romeo Santos “Golden” 
Carlos Vives “Vives” 

Tropical Albums Label of the Year:
The Orchard 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
World Circuit 

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year:
Magnus 
The Orchard 
Sony Music Latin 
Top Stop 

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo:
Regulo Caro 
Christian Nodal 
Alfredo Olivas
Gerardo Ortiz 

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga 
Calibre 50 
Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes 
Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho 

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
Calibre 50 “Corrido de Juanito” 
Calibre 50 “Siempre Te Voy A Querer” 
Christian Nodal “Adios Amor” 
Christian Nodal Featuring David Bisbal “Probablemente” 

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year
DEL 
Lizos 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year
Andaluz 
Disa 
DEL 
Fonovisa 

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:
Banda Sinaloense MD de Sergio Lizarraga, La Mejor Version De Mi 
Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes “Andamos En El Ruedo” 
Christian Nodal “Me Deje Llevar” 
Gerardo Ortiz “Comere Callado, Vol. 1: Con Norteno, Tuba y Guitarras”

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year:
DEL 
Lizos 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:
DEL 
Disa 
Fonovisa 
Lizos 

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo:
J Balvin 
Daddy Yankee 
Nicky Jam 
Ozuna 

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Jowell & Randy 
Plan B 
Play-N-Skillz 
Zion & Lennox 

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year:
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” 
Maluma, “Felices Los 4” 
Nicky Jam, “El Amante” 
Wisin Featuring Ozuna “Escapate Conmigo” 

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year
Pina 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
Warner Latina 

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year
La Industria 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latino 
WK 

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year:
Nicky Jam “Fenix” 
Ozuna “Odisea” 
Yandel “#Update” 
Zion & Lennox “Motivan2”

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year:
El Cartel 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latin Entertainment 
Warner Latina 

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year:
Capitol Latin 
La Industria 
Sony Music Latin 
Universal Music Latino 

WRITER/PRODUCER/PUBLISHER CATEGORIES

Songwriter of the Year:
Justin Bieber
Daddy Yankee
Erika Ender
Luis Fonsi
Marty James Garton
Poo Bear

Publisher of the Year:
BMG Gold Songs, ASCAP
Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC, BMI
Universal Musica, Inc., ASCAP

Publishing Corporation of the Year:
BMG
Sony/ATV Music
Universal Music
Warner/Chappell Music

Producer of the Year:
Chris Jeday
Mauricio Rengifo & Andres Torres
Saga Whiteblack
Wisin