On a night filled with high energy performances and surprise collaborations from a diverse array of English and Latin music artists, Telemundo’s “Latin AMAs” paid tribute to 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. CNCO (4), Prince Royce (4) and Enrique Iglesias (3) emerged as the night’s top winners. The “Latin AMAs” opened with the fashionable and glamorous arrival of the stars on the red carpet at the iconic Hollywood Boulevard, as they made their way into the prestigious Dolby Theatre where the awards ceremony was hosted by millennial actress and Latin music phenomenon Becky G and international actor and singer Diego Boneta.
Pop music sensation CNCO won four awards including Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock. Their album “Primera Cita” received awards for Album of the Year and Favorite Album – Pop/Rock; while their song “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” won in the Favorite Song – Pop/Rock category. Prince Royce also won four awards including Favorite Artist – Tropical. His album “Five” earned the award for Favorite Album – Tropical, while his collaboration with Shakira, “Déjà vu,” earned awards for Song of the Year and Favorite Song – Tropical. Enrique Iglesias took home three awards including the coveted Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. His song featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, “Súbeme La Radio” received the award for Favorite Collaboration.
J Balvin was named Favorite Artist – Urban and his album “Energía” was awarded for Favorite Album – Urban. World-renowned artist Pitbull received the first ever “Latin AMA Dick Clark Achievement Award”. The distinction was handed out to the Latin artist for inspiring all of humanity with his dedication to music and because he has used his fame and influence to help those in need. Ozuna emerged as “Latin AMAs” New Artist of the Year. The complete list of winners can be found at LatinAMAs.com – the official website of the 2017 “Latin AMAs.”
The “Latin AMAs” honors artists in the genres of Pop/Rock, Regional Mexican, Urban, and Tropical, as well as categories for Favorite Crossover Artist, Favorite Collaboration, New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, among others. The “Latin AMAs” 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
The awards ceremony featured a star-studded array of musical performances including:
Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi – “Mas Buena”
Chayanne and Wisin – “Que Me Has Hecho”
Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga – “El Color De Tus Ojos”
Jesse & Joy ft. Gente de Zona – “3 AM”
Christian Nodal – “Probablemente” followed by Angeles – “Me Mata Tu Amor”
Farruko, Abraham Mateo and Christian Daniel – “Te Vas Conmigo” and “Loco Enamorado”
Manuel Medrano and Natalia Jimenez – “La Mujer Que Bota Fuego”
Bacilos – “Por Hacerme El Bueno”
Camila Cabello – “Havana”
Pitbull ft. Fifth Harmony – “Medley: Por Favor, Boom Boom, Don’t Stop The Party”
Pablo Alboran – “Saturno”
Becky G and Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Prince Royce and Farruko – “Ganas Locas”
Natalia Jimenez and Chiquis Rivera – “Ovarios”
Jesse & Joy (Todos Unidos) – “Yo Vengo Ofrecer Mi Corazón”
Ozuna and Wisin – “Se Preparó” and “Escápate Conmigo”
Fans can keep up with the latest news following “Latin AMAs” on social media and via Telemundo’s enhanced digital coverage, which includes multiplatform live streams from Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Twitter Live, and joining the conversation by using the official hashtag #LatinAMAs.
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