Telemundo recently announced the first round of performers for its Latin American Music Awards and from the looks of it, the star-studded show will include performances from artists in and outside the Latin music world. Yandel, Maluma, Lil Jon, Natalie La Rose and more are slated to take the stage.
Other names confirmed to perform for the first-ever award show include actor and singer Jencarlos Canela, Luis Coronel, Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi, Gerardo Ortiz and Italian pop trio Il Volo. CD9, a five-member boy band from Mexico will make its U.S. debut.
Since announcing voting polls earlier this month, fans have been able to vote for which artists they would like to see perform at the ceremony via Billboard. Telemundo has also allotted fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists for awards in categories like Album of the Year and Favorite Collaboration.
Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias lead the pack with eleven nominations between the two. Jam received six nominations including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Favorite Streaming Song for his hit “El Perdón,” which features Iglesias. Trailing closely behind, Iglesias received five nods, three of which are for “El Perdón."
Newcomer J Balvin is nominated in five categories as well counting New Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist – Urban. Balvin also received nominations recognizing his smash “Ay Vamos.”
As previously reported, nominees were selected based on fan interactions with music, sales, airplay, streaming and social activity. Billboard tracked all data through Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
The Latin American Music Awards will air live Oct. 8 on Telemundo from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Taking a cue from the American Music Awards, this marks the first time a Dick Clark Productions awards show is recast in a Spanish language version.