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Miami, FL – April 19, 2018 – Telemundo announced the addition of world-renowned artist Jennifer Lopez to the final line-up of performers at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The multifaceted singer joins a star-studded list of performers including Bad Bunny, Becky G, Calibre 50, Cardi B, Chayanne, Christian Nodal, CNCO, Daddy Yankee, David Bisbal, De La Ghetto, Farruko, J Balvin, Karol G, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Maná, Natti Natasha, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Paty Cantu, Quavo, Reik, Ricky Martin, Sebastian Yatra, Sofia Reyes, Victor Manuelle, Wisin, and Yandel. The most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world is celebrating 20 years of uninterrupted broadcast on Telemundo, airing live on Thursday, April 26 at 8pm/7c, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout the Americas via Telemundo Internacional. Tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Awards are on sale at AXS.com, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino box offices or by calling (702) 632-7777.
A two-time finalist this year, Jennifer Lopez is in the middle of her highly acclaimed “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. She made her Billboard Hot 100 chart debut in 1999 with “If You Had My Love,” which spent five weeks at No.1. Out of her 31 charting Hot 100 hits, four went to No. 1, including “Ain’t It Funny,” featuring Ja Rule, which stayed at the summit for six consecutive weeks. She also has 18 charting hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. Her debut single on that list, “No Me Ames,” featuring Marc Anthony, spent seven weeks at No. 1 in 1999. She also topped Hot Latin Songs with “Que Hiciste” in 2007, and with “Follow The Leader,” her co-billed track with Wisin & Yandel in 2012. Lopez landed her sixth Latin Airplay No. 1 earlier this year with “Amor, Amor, Amor.”
For the first time, Telemundo introduces “Experiencia VIP,” an Augmented Reality (AR) experience at the 2018 Latin Billboard Music Awards. Viewers with the new Telemundo Mas app, which will soon launch for mobile devices, will have an exclusive VIP experience as they watch the coveted awards show, collect special celebrity items, and are rewarded with exclusive AR video content.
Hosted this year by TV personalities Gaby Espino and Marco Antonio Regil, the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature TV, film, music and social media stars as award presenters including: Ana Jurka, Aracely Arambula, Carlos Santana, Dr. Ana Maria Polo, Aylin Mujica, Banda MS, Candela Ferro, Carmen Villalobos, Catherine Siachoque, Diego Boneta, Elva Saray, Erika Ender, Eugenio Derbez, Fernanda Castillo, Gianluca Vacchi, Karim Mendiburu, Raul Mendez, Reykon, Yuridia, and Billboard’s Executive Director of Content & Programming for Latin Music & Entertainment, Leila Cobo. Billboard and Telemundo will also recognize the outstanding career of the most successful Latin music rock band of all time, Maná, when they bestow the group with the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the only ones to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, streaming, radio airplay and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 4, 2017 through this year’s January 27 charts. Based on album sales, digital track sales, streaming data and monitored radio airplay provided by Nielsen Music and social media data provided by Next Big Sound, Billboard’s rankings are the world’s most authoritative music charts. Finalists, and the eventual winners, reflect performance of new recordings on Billboard’s albums and songs charts, including Top Latin Albums, Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Latin Streaming Songs and Latin Digital Songs, among others.
The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, which will take place on April 23-26th at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 29th year, the conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. The conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry including A-list talent and top agents, managers, promoters, marketing, advertising, and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business. For information please visit www.BillboardLatinConference.
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For exclusive content about this year’s three-hour ceremony, as well as the complete list of finalists, can be found at PremiosBillboard.com, the official website of the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Fans can be part of the action of the star-studded event following @LatinBillboards across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat as TeamTelemundo, and join the conversation using #Billboards2018.
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 16.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 200M cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Miley Cyrus, Zayn, Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2017, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Selena Gomez as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 47 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.
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