The Latin American Music Awards recently announced that SESAC Latina-affiliated artists Nicky Jam and Calibre 50 have earned six and four nominations respectively in this ceremony’s inaugural edition.
Other SESAC Latina affiliates who garnered nominations are Reik, for Favorite Duo or Group, Pop/Rock; and Gilberto “Bibi” Marin, songwriter of “Me Voy Enamorando” (I’m Falling in Love) performed by Chino & Nacho feat. Farruko, in the category of Favorite Song -Tropical.
In recognition of his six-month reign at the top of the singles charts, the Latin-urban sensation Nicky Jam is nominated in the categories of Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Urban, Favorite Collaboration, Song of the Year, and twice in Favorite Streaming Song for “El Perdón” with Enrique Iglesias, along with another recent hit.
Meanwhile, the Regional Mexican powerhouse Calibre 50 is among the finalists in the categories of Artist of the Year, Favorite Duo or Group – Regional Mexican, Favorite Song – Regional Mexican, and Song of the Year for the chart-topper “Contigo” (With You).
The Latin American Music Awards are affiliated with the long-running American Music Awards, which have been honoring the most popular artists in the United States for the past 41 years.
This ceremony’s inaugural edition will take place October 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It will be televised by Telemundo, who is producing it in conjunction with Dick Clark Productions.
Nominations for the awards are based on fan interactions with music, including sales, airplay, streaming, and social activity. Billboard monitors these aspects to announce the nominees, but the fans will decide with their votes which artists will receive their Latin American Music Award. The voting process can be accessed via www.latinamas.com.