Recognizing the most popular Latin music on the charts , the Billboard Latin
Music Awards features top solo performers & Latin groups vying
for top honors in such categories as pop, rock, tropical, Mexican
regional music, and Reggaeton.
In 2017, the Billboard Latin Music Awards celebrated its 19th anniversary, with nominees announced in February (see below), followed by a glittering awards ceremony which aired live on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8PM ET on Telemundo.
Hosting the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards were actress Kate Del Castillo and entertainer Carlos Ponce. Performers appearing at this year's show included Jennifer Lopez (who also received the Telemundo Star Award), Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Wisin, J. Balvin, Yandel, Ozuna, Luis Figueroa, Pedro Capo, Christian Pagan, Bad Bunny, Reik, Vin Diesel and Blue Man Group. More live performances are promised by Alejandro Fernandez, Banda MS, CNCO, Gente De Zona, Morat, Nicky Jam, Ricardo Arjona and Zion & Lennox.
Honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award this year will be Latin music legend Ricardo Arjona.
Just up ahead, check out the list of major 2017 nominees and winners, along with award fun facts and top sites with more information on Latin Music's biggest night....
DID YOU KNOW? Billboard Latin Music Awards trivia & fun facts
• The Billboard Latin Music Awards began in 1994 honoring the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music.
• Growing out of the Billboard Music Awards, today the awards are the longest running and the most prestigious in the Latin music industry.
• In 1999, the awards ceremony was first broadcast on the television network Telemundo, where it became the network's highest-rated music special.
• Nominees are selected mainly from among top music performers in the United States, Latin America, and Spain. However artists from other countries are eligible, as well - as long they perform outstanding Latin music.
• In addtion to recognizing top current Latin albums and songs, the Billboard Latin Music Awards include the Spirit of Hope award for humanitarian contributions, and the Lifetime Achievement award.
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