Daddy Yankee to Receive Icon Award at 2018 Latin American Music Awards

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Fresh off of his profitable go to to China, the place followers taught him learn how to sing “Despacito” in Chinese, Daddy Yankee will make his option to Hollywood subsequent month for a particular prize on the Latin American Music Awards.

Not solely is the Puerto Rican singer nominated for six awards at this 12 months’s ceremony however he may also be honored with the particular Icon Award, Billboard can completely reveal.

Telemundo introduced the information right now (Oct. 6). According to an official assertion, the "recipient of the Latin AMA Icon Award interprets our life in his songs, types an essential a part of Latin America’s historical past and is taken into account a musical hero. His title exceeds all generations; his viewers admires him and different artists are impressed each day by his brilliance.”

In addition to receiving the Icon Award and chasing six wins, Yankee will carry out on the 2018 Latin AMAs, becoming a member of already introduced performers resembling CNCO, Pitbull, and Cardi B.

Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the 2018 Latin AMAs will broadcast stay from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at eight p.m. ET on Oct. 25 Telemundo, with a simulcast on Spanish-language leisure cable community Universo.

Fans within the United States and Puerto Rico have till three p.m. ET on Oct. 10 to vote on-line for his or her favourite artists right here.