Latin American Music Awards 2019: See the Complete List of Nominees


Ozuna leads pack with 9 nominations, while Bad Bunny & Romeo Santos follow with 8 nods each.

Telemundo announced the nominees for the 2019 Latin American Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Sept. 4), with Ozuna leading for the second consecutive year with nine nominations, Billboard exclusively reveals.

The Puerto Rican artist is followed by Bad Bunny and Romeo Santos with eight nods each; Anuel AA with seven nominations; and Banda MS with five. Daddy Yankee, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Sebastian Yatra, T3R Elemento and Marc Anthony each landed four nominations this year.

In the tradition of the American Music Awards, the Latin AMAs pay tribute to the top Latin artists in the market today, with fans voting for the ultimate winners.

Ten acts are nominated for artist of the year, including Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Maluma, Romeo Santos, J Balvin, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Christian Nodal, Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee and Karol G. Bad Bunny’s X 100Pre, Ozuna’s Aura, Anuel AA’s Real Hasta La Muerte, Luis Fonsi’s VIDA and Santana’s Africa Speaks are up for album of the year. Six of the hottest artists of the moment are in the running for new artist of the year: Sech, Rosalía, Darell, Paulo Londra, Lunay and Jhay Cortez.

For the first time ever, the nominees were announced in a joint live stream with Billboard from multiple locations, including Telemundo Center in Miami and Billboard's New York offices in Times Square. (See below)

The 2019 Latin AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound for data covering the periods of Aug. 10, 2018, through July 18, 2019.

The selection of the music video category is based on videos submitted by record labels and independent producers and selected by a committee of industry professionals. The “producers’ choice award” considers the quality, content and creativity of the music video. The winner will be chosen by the fans along with the rest of the Latin AMAs. 

The fifth annual Latin AMAs will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 17, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The awards show will be preceded by a one-hour red carpet pre-show called “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs,” kicking off at 7 p.m. ET.

Fans can vote for their favorite artist online visiting here.

See the full list of nominees below. 

Artist of the Year
Bad Bunny
Romeo Santos
J Balvin
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Christian Nodal
Anuel AA
Daddy Yankee
Karol G

New Artist of the Year
Paulo Londra
Jhay Cortez

Song of the Year
Bad Bunny & Drake “MIA”
DJ Snake Featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
Daddy Yankee Featuring Snow “Con Calma”
Pedro Capó & Farruko “Calma”
Anuel AA & Romeo Santos “Ella Quiere Beber”

Album of the Year
Bad Bunny – X 100PRE
Ozuna – Aura
Anuel AA – Real Hasta La Muerte
Luis Fonsi – VIDA               
Santana – Africa Speaks    

Favorite Artist – Female
Natti Natasha
Karol G
Becky G                   
Natalia Lafourcade

Favorite Artist – Male
Bad Bunny
Anuel AA               
J Balvin
Romeo Santos

Favorite Duo or Group
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
T3r Elemento
Los Ángeles Azules               
Wisin & Yandel

Favorite Artist – Pop
Luis Fonsi
Pedro Capó
Sebastián Yatra           

Favorite Album – Pop
Luis Fonsi – VIDA
Santana – Africa Speaks
Rosalía – El Mal Querer               
Sebastian Yatra – Fantasía

Favorite Song – Pop
Pedro Capó x Farruko – “Calma”
Becky G & Kane Brown – Lost In The Middle Of Nowhere (remix)
Luis Fonsi x Ozuna – “Imposible”
Reik & Maluma – “Amigos Con Derechos”
Sebastián Yatra & Mau y Ricky – “Ya No Tiene Novio”    

Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Christian Nodal
T3r Elemento               
Calibre 50

Favorite Album – Regional Mexican
T3r Elemento – The Green Trip
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga- Con Todas Las Fuerzas
Raymix – Oye Mujer               
Lenin Ramírez – Bendecido

Favorite Song – Regional Mexican
Los Ángeles Azules featuring Natalia LaFourcade – “Nunca Es Suficiente”
Banda Los Sebastianes – “A Través del Vaso”
Christian Nodal – “No Te Contaron Mal”               
T3r Elemento featuring Gerardo Ortiz – “Aerolínea Carrillo”
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga – “Mejor Me Alejo”

Favorite Artist – Urban
Bad Bunny
Anuel AA               
J Balvin

Favorite Album – Urban
Bad Bunny – X 100PRE
Ozuna – Aura
Anuel AA – Real Hasta La Muerte           
Farruko – Gangalee

Favorite Song – Urban
Bad Bunny & Drake – “MIA”
DJ Snake Featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Anuel AA & Romeo Santos – “Ella Quiere Beber”
Daddy Yankee Featuring Snow – “Con Calma”
Ozuna x Manuel Turizo – “Vaina Loca”

Favorite Artist – Tropical
Romeo Santos
Marc Anthony
Carlos Vives           
Juan Luis Guerra

Favorite Album – Tropical
Romeo Santos – Utopía
Marc Anthony – OPUS
Juan Luis Guerra 440 – Literal           
Gilberto Santa Rosa – 40… Y Contando En Vivo Desde Puerto Rico

Favorite Song – Tropical
Romeo Santos “Centavito”
Aventura – “Inmortal”
Wisin & Yandel & Romeo Santos – “Aullando”           
Prince Royce + Marc Anthony – “Adicto”
Silvestre Dangond & Maluma – “Vivir Bailando”

Favorite Crossover Artist
DJ Snake
Sean Paul

Favorite Tour
Jennifer Lopez
Luis Miguel
Bad Bunny           
Marc Anthony

Favorite Video
Camila – “Te Confieso”
Becky G & Maluma – “La Respuesta”
Daddy Yankee & Wisin y Yandel – “Si Supieras”
Sofia Reyes Ft. Rita Ora & Anitta -“R.I.P.”
Sebastian Yatra & Camilo – “En Guerra”