Ozuna & J Balvin Receive 9 Nominations for 2018 Latin American Music Awards

The fourth edition of the Latin AMAs air LIVE from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on October 25th.

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The nominees for the 2018 Latin American Music Awards are finally here and they include all of our favorite artists.

Ozuna and J Balvin lead the pack with a total of nine nominations each this year, and are up against each other in categories like Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, among others. Other notable nominees include Nicky Jam with eight nods, Daddy Yankee with six, Bad BunnySinaloa, Banda MS by Sergio Lizárraga, and Christian Nodal with five, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Romeo Santos, Shakira, and Wisin with four.

Also revealed this morning were the first wave of performers, which include hip hop star Cardi BMexican regional music singer Christian Nodal, international rapper Pitbullyouth group CNCOrenowned rapper and actor Ludacris, bachata singer-songwriter Prince Roycesinger-songwriter and actress Becky Gthe Mexican regional group of Sinaloa, Banda MS by Sergio Lizárraga, pop singer Leslie Grace, the multi-platinum rapper Flo Rida, Argentine singer and actress Tini and Spanish pop singer Alvaro Soler. 

LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS — Pictured: “Latin American Music Awards” logo — (Photo by: Telemundo)

This year, the Latin AMAs will pay homage to the artists of the Pop / Rock, Regional Mexican, Urban, and Tropical genres, as well as the categories of Favorite Artist – Crossover, New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, among others. The nominees are based on key interactions of fans with music, including sales, broadcasting, streaming and social activity according to the analysis of Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound covering the dates on August 11, 2017 to August 9, 2018. 

Starting today, until 3 pm / 12 pm PT on October 10, fans from the United States and Puerto Rico will be able to vote online at http://www.LatinAMAs.com/vota and fans around the world can do it via Twitter.

The 2018 Latin American Music Awards air Thursday, October 25th @ 7/6c on Telemundo. 

See the full list of nominees below:

Artista del Año / Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Christian Nodal
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Luis Fonsi
Maluma
Nicky Jam
Ozuna
Shakira

Nuevo Artista del Año / New Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny
Manuel Turizo
Raymix
Sebastián Yatra​

Sencillo del Año / Song of the Year

Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Maluma & Nego do Borel – “Corazón”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Wisin feat. Ozuna – “Escápate Conmigo”

Álbum del Año / Album of the Year

Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar
J Balvin – Vibras
Nicky Jam – Fénix
Ozuna – Odisea
Wisin – Victory

Artista Favorita – Femenina / Favorite Artist – Female

Becky G
Jennifer Lopez
Karol G
Natti Natasha
Shakira

Artista Favorito – Masculino / Favorite Artist – Male

Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Maluma
Nicky Jam
Ozuna​

Dúo o Grupo Favorito / Favorite Duo or Group

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
CNCO
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
Zion & Lennox

Artista Favorito – Pop / Favorite Artist – Pop

CNCO
Luis Fonsi
Shakira

Álbum Favorito – Pop / Favorite Album – Pop

CNCO – CNCO
Juanes – Mis Planes Son Amarte
Sebastián Yatra – Mantra

Canción Favorita – Pop / Favorite Song – Pop

Carlos Vives & Sebastián Yatra – “Robarte Un Beso”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Bad Bunny – “El Baño”
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Reik feat. Ozuna & Wisin – “Me Niego”
Shakira & Nicky Jam – “Perro Fiel”

Artista Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Artist – Regional Mexican

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Christian Nodal

Álbum Favorito – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Album – Regional Mexican

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – La Mejor Versión De Mí
Christian Nodal – Me Dejé Llevar
T3r Elemento – Underground

Canción Favorita – Regional Mexicano / Favorite Song – Regional Mexican

Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga – “Tu Postura”
Calibre 50 – “Corrido de Juanito”
Christian Nodal – “Me Dejé Llevar”
La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho – “Entre Beso y Beso”
Raymix – “Oye Mujer”

Artista Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Artist – Urban

J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Canción Favorita – Urbano / Favorite Song – Urban

Becky G feat. Bad Bunny – “Mayores”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
J Balvin & Willy William feat. Beyoncé – “Mi Gente”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Wisin feat. Ozuna – “Escápate Conmigo”

Álbum Favorito – Urbano / Favorite Album – Urban

J Balvin – Vibras
Ozuna – Odisea
Yandel – #Update

Artista Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Artist – Tropical

Gente de Zona
Nacho
Romeo Santos
Canción Favorita – Tropical / Favorite Song – Tropical
Nacho – “Báilame”
Romeo Santos feat. Nicky Jam & Daddy Yankee – “Bella y Sensual”
Romeo Santos feat. Ozuna – “Sobredosis”
Silvestre Dangond & Nicky Jam – “Cásate Conmigo”
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skilz & Elvis Crespo – “Azukita”

Álbum Favorito – Tropical / Favorite Album – Tropical

Carlos Vives – VIVES
Orquesta Akokán – Orquesta Akokán
Victor Manuelle – 25/7

Artista Favorito – Crossover / Favorite Crossover Artist

Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Demi Lovato

Tour Favorito / Favorite Tour

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Jennifer Lopez
Luis Miguel
Romeo Santos
Timbiriche

Video Favorito / Favorite Video

Anitta “Medicina”
Juanes “Pa Dentro”
Nacho “No te Vas”
Residente & Dillon Francis Feat. iLe “Sexo”
Ricardo Arjona “El Cielo a Mi Favor”

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.