Marc Anthony, Becky G Among Performers on the BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS
International pop superstar Marc Anthony, the King of Bachata Romeo Santos, renowned singer, songwriter and actress Becky G, Puerto Rican rapper extraordinaire Wisin, singer, pop rock Mexican band Reik, Latin trap movement pioneer Anuel, Brazilian sensation Anitta, and Latin pop Colombian singer and songwriter Sebastian Yatra, will perform at this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, joining Ozuna, Carlos Vives, Bad Bunny, CNCO, Banda MS and Karol G who were previously announced. The most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world will broadcast live on Telemundo Thursday, April 25 at 8pm/7c from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout the Americas via Telemundo Internacional. Tickets to the event are on sale at AXS.com, the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino box offices or by calling (702) 632-7777.
Renowned Latin pop super star, composer, actor, record and film producer, Marc Anthony, is up for the Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo award. Boasting a successful artistic career that spans 31 years, Anthony is also the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time, having sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. The award-winning artist has 53 charted titles on Hot Latin Songs, eight of which went No. 1, including the mega hit "Vivir Mi Vida" which topped the chart for 17 weeks, and 50 charted titles on Latin Airplay, 11 of which hit No. 1 including "Vivir mi Vida" which ruled for 14 weeks. He also counts with 55 total charted titles on Tropical Songs Airplay, 30 of which went No. 1, including the hits "Celos", "Que Precio Tiene el Cielo" and "Vivir Mi Vida" and a total of 14 entries on Top Latin Albums, eight of which went No. 1, including the hit titles Desde Un Principio: From The Beginning which ruled for 13 weeks and Libre which reigned for 14 weeks.
The King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, who is up for five awards this year, has 34 charted titles on Hot Latin Songs, seven of which hit No. 1, including "Promise," featuring Usher, and "Odio," featuring Drake. The Latin pop singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer has 13 No. 1s on the Tropical Songs chart, and boasts 29 charted titles on the Latin Airplay chart, 16 of which went No. 1, including his first chart topper, "You" in 2011. He has four No. 1 titles on the Top Latin Albums chart.
Mexican American, singer, songwriter and actress, Becky G, is a finalist for Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female. She is in the midst of a 2019 US and International tour and is currently working on Spanish and English albums. Becky G has recorded collaborations with many top Latin artists including Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Yandel and CNCO, and her achievements include 11 charted hits on Hot Latin Songs, two of which went top 5: "Mayores" featuring Bad Bunny and "Sin Pijama" with Natti Natasha. Her first entry in top 10, "Can't Get Enough," featuring Pitbull (her first chart entry), peaked to No. 10 in June 2014. "Mayores" and "Sin Pijama" also reached no.1 in the Latin Airplay chart in 2018 and entered the Hot 100 chart peaking at No. 74 and No. 70 respectfully. As an actress, Becky G has also had starring roles in A.X.L and Power Rangers and has been a guest star in the Emmy Award winning series Empire.
Prolific Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper, singer and record producer Wisin, up for three awards this year, is also known as a member of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. In his 21-year career, he has had many hits including his featuring role on Enrique Iglesias' "Duele El Corazón" which hit No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs and Latin Airplay charts and remained atop the charts for 14 and 11 weeks, respectively. Other titles that made it to No.1 on the Latin Airplay chart, include: "Que Viva La Vida" (2013), "Nota de Amor" (2015 - Wisin & Carlos Vives, featuring Daddy Yankee), "Vacaciones" (2016), "Como Antes" (2017 - Yandel featuring Wisin), and "Me Niego" (2018- Reik featuring Ozuna & Wisin), all ruled the chart for two weeks. In 2018, Telemundo announced Wisin as a coach on La Voz, the Spanish-language version of NBC's singing-competition The Voice.
The exciting pop rock Mexican band Reik currently has 19 charted titles on Hot Latin Songs, three of which went top 10, including "Inolvidable" which peaked at No. 3 (Jan. 2009), "Ya Me Enteré" which peaked at No. 6 (Sept. 2016) and "Me Niego," featuring Ozuna and Wisin, which peaked at No. 6 on May 2018, ruling for two non-consecutive weeks. Up for four awards this year, Reik has a total of 21 entries on the Latin Pop Airplay chart, two of which went to No. 1, including "Me Niego" for three nonconsecutive weeks, and "Amigos con Derechos," with Maluma, which hit No. 1 in Nov. 2018. Their album Des/Amor debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart on July 30, 2016.
Puerto Rican rapper and singer Anuel, a four-time finalist this year, is considered one of the pioneers of the Latin trap movement. He rose to prominence following the hit "Esclava" alongside Bryant Myers, Almighty and Anonimus. His first single hit "Sola" was very well received and was followed by a remix featuring Daddy Yankee, Wisin, Farruko, and Zion & Lennox. He earned his first No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart on July 28, 2018 with album debut Real Hasta La Muerte. On the Hot Latin Songs chart, he went to No. 1 through his featuring role on 6ix9ine's "Bebe" on Sept. 18, and in both Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm charts, he garnered a No. 1 with "Ella Quiere Beber" with Romeo Santos on Feb. 2019.
Brazilian, singer, songwriter and actress, Anitta is a finalist for Social Artist of the Year. Anitta went from an unknown to singing in the Olympic Games to becoming one of Brazil's biggest stars. She first rose to national fame in 2013 after releasing the single "Show das Poderosas", which reached the top of the Brazil Hot 100 Airplay chart. In 2017, she was chosen by Billboard as the 15th most influential artist in the world in social networks, getting ahead of artists like Lady Gaga, Shakira and Rihanna. She currently has three hits charting on Hot Latin Songs, including one top 10: "Downtown" with J Balvin, which peaked to No. 14 on Jan. 12, "Machika" with J Balvin and Jeon, which debuted at No. 10 on Feb. 3, 2018, and "R.I.P." with Sofia Reyes and Rita Ora which debuted at No.19 on March 30th. She also has two hits on the Latin Airplay chart, including "Machika" which went No.1, and which also topped the Latin Rhythm airplay chart in 2018.
Two-time finalist, Latin pop Colombian singer and songwriter, Sebastian Yatra first became known for his featuring on Cali y El Dandee's "Por Fin Te Encontré" which also featured artist Juan Magan and topped the Tropical Airplay chart for one week in Sept. 2016. But it was his debut album Mantra, which reached No. 3 on the Top Latin Albums chart and hit No. 1 on the Latin Pop Albums chart in June 2018, where it remained for two consecutive weeks, that made him a household name. He currently has seven total charted titles on the Latin Airplay chart, two of which hit No. 1 and topped the tally for one week, including "Robarte Un Beso" with Carlos Vives (Jan. 13, 2018) and "Ya No Tiene Novio" with Mau y Ricky (Dec. 15, 2018).
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