It has been a big year for Latin artist. With songs such as “Despacito,” “Mi Gente,” and “Reggaeton Lento” turning up the heat in clubs and airwaves everywhere.

Already a multiple Billboard Latin Music Award winner and equaling Shakira as this year’s top-nominee. J Balvin – the trailblazing Reggaeton superstar. Is recognized for his record-setting “Mi Gente” With Willy William & Beyoncé, and the continued success of his landmark album Energía.

Nominated for: Artist of the Year, Social Artist of the Year, Hot Latin Song of the Year “Mi Gente,” Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event “Mi Gente,” Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male, Airplay Song of the Year “Mi Gente”, Digital Song of the Year “Mi Gente,” Streaming Song of the Year “Mi Gente,” Top Latin Album of the Year “Energía,” Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male, Latin Rhythm Song of the Year “Mi Gente,” Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo.

Balvin, is currently Latin music’s most in-demand collaborator, having now worked with: Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Skrillex, Major Lazer, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Pitbull, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & MANY More.

His single, “Mi Gente” which not olny earned him most of the nominations. Is held at #1 on “Hot Latin Songs” for three consecutive months, also reached #1 at iTunes in over 50 countries. His latest single “Machika” has been receiving positive praises from critics and fans alike;

“With bold sonic, visual and creative choices on new single “Machika,” J Balvin is proving the reggaeton scene is expanding in exciting and unexpected ways… “[shows] the places where reggaeton and Latin-pop music are going and how J Balvin is undoubtedly leading this movement.” – FUSE

The Billboard Latin Music Awards will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and broadcasted live via Telemundo on April 26th.

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Lidia Mosqueda

Lidia Mosqueda, a graduate from California State University Fullerton, has been a news correspondent for MUSE TV since 2017. She has covered various newsworthy events such as; press junkets, film & tv screenings, premieres, concerts, red carpets and other public events. As a bilingual journalist she has written about various musicians and artists in Latin entertainment, helping to bring attention to many Latin American talent, here in the states. As a journalist in the entertainment field. Her goal is to break down the stereotypes and assumptions that surround entertainment journalism.

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