A constellation of Latin music stars to perform at the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards “Billboard Duets,” including Colombian superstar Juanes, world-renowned singer, actress and TV host Lucero, urban music singer Yandel, pop singer and “La Voz Kids” Coach Natalia Jimenez, and salsa leading man Marc Anthony, who join previously announced performances by Nicky Jam, Victor Manuelle, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Marco Antonio Solis, Alejandro Fernandez withCamila Fernandez, and Daddy Yankee with Don Omar. Additional presenters have also confirmed their participation at the grand event including “Eva la Trailera” leading actress Edith Gonzalez, Boxing Ring announcer Michael Buffer and “El Señor de Los Cielos” leading actor Rafael Amaya. The longest-running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world will be produced and broadcast live by TELEMUNDO on Thursday, April 28 at 8pm/7c from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida, and will be preceded at 7pm/6c by the acclaimed red carpet preshow “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard.”
Colombian singer/songwriter/guitarist Juanes is one of the biggest and most popular Latin music artists in the world. The renowned artist has earned eight No. 1s on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. His most recent charting song, “Juntos,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart.
Mexican singer, songwriter, actress and television host Lucero is a multi-platinum singer with more than 22 million albums sold worldwide. Also known as “La Novia De America,” Lucero has placed 10 albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Her most recent charting set “Aquí Estoy” debuted at No. 9 and became her third top 10.
Reggaeton’s phenomenon Yandel has infused the genre with hip-hop, R & B and pop, exploring and successfully taking his music to the world. “Encantadora” became his highest charting song as a solo act. Both of his solo studio albums, “De Lider a Leyenda” and “Dangerous” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums.
Winner of the 2015 Billboard Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female Natalia Jimenez is one of the most influential women in Latin music. Her album “Creo En Mi” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums in 2015, with the singles “Creo En Mi” and “Quedate Con Ella” reaching the top five on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs.
The biggest-selling salsa artist of all time, Marc Anthony is currently tied for most No. 1s on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart, with 27. He has earned 47 charting songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs. With eight No. 1s on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, he is tied with Mana, Los Temerarios and Enrique Iglesias for third-most chart-toppers on the list.
Previously announced presenters of the awards show include: Adriana Lima, Dr. Ana Maria Polo, Andres Cantor, Angelica Vale, Blanca Soto, Carmen Aub, Don Francisco, El Dasa, Fernanda Castillo, Giselle Blondet, Maria Celeste Arraras, Patricia Manterola and Raul Gonzalez
For the complete list of finalists and the latest news, fans can visit Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard – the official website of the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards. For the latest news, be sure to follow the “Billboard Latin Music Awards” on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag#Billboards2016.
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The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, now in its 27th year and under the slogan “The Top Artists, The Top Trends, The Top Names in Music”. The conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. It will take place April 25-28 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach, Florida. The conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry, from label presidents to A talent, to top agents, managers, promoters, marketing and advertising executives and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business. For information please visit BillboardLatinConference.com
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