TELEMUNDO announced the list of nominees for the first ever “Latin American Music Awards,” which will take place on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9pm/8c from the prestigious Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. Nicky Jam leads with six nominations, followed by five-time nominees Enrique Iglesias and J Balvin; while Calibre 50, Maná and Romeo Santos earned four nominations each. The network also announced the first line-up of artists to perform at the inaugural awards ceremony including iconic Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi, popular regional mexican music leading man Gerardo Ortiz and powerful Italian pop trio Il Volo. The awards celebration will honor today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the traditional format of the “American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. The two-hour show will feature performances by chart-topping talent in both English and Spanish, with a one-hour red carpet pre-show special at 8pm/7c. The program will also broadcast simultaneously on NBC Universo. Starting today at 12:00pm/11c, fans from the United States and Puerto Rico are able to place their vote online atwww.LatinAMAs.com/vota, and fans worldwide can vote via Twitter by posting a tweet that contains first and last name of the nominee, category and the hashtag #LatinAMAs.
Latin urban music singer Nicky Jam leads all artists with six nominations including Artist of the Year andFavorite Male Artist-Urban; his collaboration with Enrique Iglesias “El Perdón” received three nominations including Song of the Year, Favorite Collaboration and Favorite Streaming Song. Also competing in the latter category is his song “Travesuras.” Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias received five nominations, including the three aforementioned, as well as Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist. Colombian newcomer J Balvin also earned five nominations including New Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist-Urban; his song “Ay Vamos” is also nominated for Song of the Year, Favorite Song-Urban andFavorite Streaming Song.
Regional mexican band Calibre 50 is a four-time nominee in the categories of Artist of the year andFavorite Duo or Group-Regional Mexican, their single “Contigo” is up for Song of the Year and Favorite Song-Regional Mexican. World renowned rock band Maná is up for four awards including Favorite Duo or Group-Pop/Rock, Album of the Year for “Cama Incendiada” and Favorite Song-Pop/Rock and Favorite Collaboration with their song “Mi Verdad” featuring Shakira. Also up for four awards is bachata leading singer Romeo Santos vying for Artist of the year and Favorite Artist-Tropical. His song “Hilito” is up forSong of the Year and Favorite Song-Tropical.
Artists nominated for three awards include: Ricky Martin, Plan B, Julion Alvarez y su Norteño Banda,Juan Gabriel, Daddy Yankee and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga. Those with two nominations are Camila, Chino y Nacho, Chiquis Rivera, DJ Snake, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz,Prince Royce and Zion & Lennox. Forty other artists or musical groups received one nomination each.
The initial line-up for the star-studded show includes Gloria Trevi, who just kicked off her “El Amor” tour in tandem with the release of her highly anticipated album of the same name; quickly becoming the most successful tour and album release by the Mexican singer in the last few years. Gerardo Ortiz is the most awarded regional mexican music singer of the last five years, who has expanded his singer-songwriter career to a new level adding music producer to his multiple accomplishments. Powerhouse Italian trio Il Volo has performed all over the world, released massively-selling albums, joined legendary songstress Barbra Streisand on tour, and taken the stage for two highly acclaimed PBS specials.
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The “Latin American Music Award” nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including (but not limited to) sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Voting for the “Latin American Music Awards” will be powered by Telescope Inc. (“The Voice,” “La Voz Kids,” “American Idol,” “Premios Tu Mundo,” “X-Factor”), the market leader in audience participation and consumer engagement for live television. Information about the voting process for the “Latin American Music Awards,” as well as exclusive content about this year’s event, can be found at LatinAMAs.com – the official website of the 2015 “Latin American Music Awards”.