The Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented in 56 categories, honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music as determined by the famous Billboard Weekly Rankings, during the period from the February 1, 2020 ranking to August 7 of this year. , 2021, maps, a longer period than usual due to the pandemic.
After Bunny in number of wins, there was Jhay Cortez – with three for “Dákiti” – and the Black Eyed Peas, whose hit “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” with J Balvin won the song from the sales of the year, while their “Mamacita” with Ozuna and J. Rey Soul won the Latin Pop Song of the Year award. The Peas also won the Crossover Artist of the Year award, thanks to their album revolutionary Translation, where they are associated with several Latin acts.
Urban star Karol G took home the female awards, winning Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, female, and Top Latin Albums artist of the year, female. Colombian compatriot Maluma, along with The Weeknd, also won two awards for “Hawaii” and Prince Royce, who continues to innovate in the field of tropical music, took home the tropical song of the year award with ” Carita Inocente ”and Tropical Album of the Year for Alter ego.
In the rapidly growing field of Mexican regional music, Sergio Lizárraga’s loyal group MS won the Hot Latin Songs Artist, Duo or Group of the Year and Mexican Regional Artist, Duo or Group of the Year. In turn, newcomers Eslabón Armado won the award for best Latin album of the year, duo or group, and Mexican regional album of the year for You mortal Veneno.
In a year packed with new music, the versatile Myke Towers, who does both rap and reggaeton, won the New Artist of the Year award, backed by a series of hits and albums at success. And Tainy once again won the Producer of the Year award.
The evening was punctuated by many privileged moments. Daddy Yankee received the Billboard Hall of Fame award, becoming the first urban artist to receive the honor and highlighting nearly two decades of consistent success. In turn, Yankee presented the television premiere of his new single, “Métele al Perreo”.
Rock legends Maná received the new Billboard Icon award and premiered their new single, “Reloj Cucú” alongside newcomer Mabel.