Recording label La Industria Inc, founded by Juan Diego Medina, has its top talent, Manuel Turizo, Zion & Lennox, Sky Rompiendo, and Anuel AA, nominated for awards at this year’s 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards; with Anuel AA leading with eight nominations.
On Tuesday, August 12, Spanish network Telemundo announced the Billboard Latin Music Awards nominations, recognizing Anuel AA with eight nods: Artist of the Year – Male Hot Latin Song, Top Latin Album of the Year – Emmanuel, Top Latin Albums – Male Artist of the Year, Latin Pop Song of the Year – “Me Gusta,” Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year (Solo), Composer of the Year, Latin Rhythm Album of the Year – Emmanuel, and Artist of the Year.
Anuel had an outstanding 2020, with the release of his second studio album, Emmanuel, a 22-track double album featuring collaborations with Bad Bunny, Enrique Iglesias, Travis Barker, Tego Calderón, Karol G, Lil Wayne, Farruko, Yandel, Ñengo Flow, Kendo Kaponi, Zion, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, J Balvin, and Mariah.
The album debuted at no.8 on Billboards Top 200 chart and no.1 on both Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums. Additionally, 14 out of the 22 tracks made it to the Hot Latin Songs chart, with two of the songs reaching the top 10 spots, helping the album become the 2nd Best Selling Latin Album in the US.
Earlier this year, Anuel teamed up with Ozuna to release one of the biggest reggaetón and Latin trap collaborations to date, their album Los Dioses. The album debuted at number 1 in the US Top Latin Albums and the US Latin Rhythm Albums and peaked at number 10 in the US Billboard 200.
Manuel Turizo, who won Songwriter of the Year at the 2021 SESAC Latin Awards, is nominated for Latin Pop Song of the Year for his collaboration track with Sebastián Yatra and Rauww Alejandro, “TBT.”
Yatra, Turizo, and Alejandro wrote “TBT,” along with Sech, Cali y El Dandee, Andres Torres, and the Julca sisters, and produced by Torres and Mauricio Rengifo. The song peaked at number 1 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay, number 16 on the Hot Latin Songs, number 1 on the Latin Airplay, and number 1 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart.
Besides the success of “TBT,” Turizo kept busy in 2020 by releasing some of the singles that would later comprise his 2021 album Dopamina. The successful album included surprise collaborations with Wisin y Yandel, Maluma, El Alfa, Will.i.am, Farruko, Dalex, and Justin Quiles.
“Quiéreme Mientras Se Pueda” was the first single off the album, with a video that focused on the pandemic’s first responders. The song became an anthem of hope and was followed by a remix featuring Jay Wheeler and Miky Woodz, but it was Turizo’s next single that would get people hyped up for his album.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards recognized Zion & Lennox with a nomination for Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year (Duo or Group).
Currently celebrating their 20 anniversary in the music industry, Zion & Lennox started last year with the release of “No Me Llama” with Myke Towers, “Te Mueves” featuring Natti Natasha, “Gota Gota” together with El Alfa, and “Sistema,” all of which are part of their newly-released album, El Sistema.
With a career spanning over 20 years and over 200 hits under their belt, Puerto Rican duo Zion & Lennox have captivated fans worldwide and have been a fundamental influence in reggaetón culture. They have played a pivotal role in the genre’s evolution and are considered among the group of founders.
Multi-award-winning producer, songwriter, DJ, and artist Sky Rompiendo, is nominated for Producer of the Year. As one of the most influential producers in urban Latin music, he is responsible for creating hits for Karol G, Anitta, Sebastian Yatra, Manuel Turizo, to name a few, and is considered the mastermind behind global superstar J Balvin.
Most recently, he’s produced hits such as “Volando” and “Volando Remix” by Mora, Sech, and Bad Bunny, Ozuna’s “Tiempo,” “Que Más Pues” by J Balvin and María Becerra, “Poblado Remix” by J Balvin, Nicky Jam, and Karol G feat. Crissin, Totoy El Frio, and Natan & Shander, and “Porfa” and “Porfa Remix” by Feid, Justin Quiles, Nicky Jam, Maluma, and Sech, all of which have been hits.
Rompiendo’s works span billions of streams and views across digital platforms. He is revolutionizing the sound of reggaeton with his distinct style combining Latin rhythms with hip-hop beats.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards will broadcast live on Telemundo at 7 p.m. ET, with a one-hour red carpet special “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard.” The three-hour awards show will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., and will feature live performances by today’s top Latin artists.
The award show will broadcast simultaneously on Universo and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo International.