Miami, FL – April 12, 2018 – Telemundo announced the initial list of award presenters for the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards including film star Eugenio Derbez; Banda MS singers Oswaldo Silva and Alan Ramirez; singer-songwriter Erika Ender, Colombian urban artist Reykon, Mexican singer Yuridia, Billboard’s Executive Director of Content & Programming for Latin Music & Entertainment, Leila Cobo; Italian Instagram star Gianluca Vacchi, renowned actors Diego Boneta, Fernanda Castillo Raul Mendez, Carmen Villalobos, Catherine Siachoque, and Aylin Mujica; “Caso Cerrado” host Dr. Ana Maria Polo, TV host Candela Ferro; and TV sports personalities Ana Jurka and Karim Mendiburu. Hosted this year by TV personalities Gaby Espino and Marco Antonio Regil, the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature performances by Calibre 50, Cardi B, Chayanne, Christian Nodal, CNCO, J Balvin, Karol G, Maluma, Maná, Ozuna, Quavo, Ricky Martin and Sofia Reyes. The most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world is celebrating 20 years of uninterrupted broadcast on Telemundo, broadcasting live on Thursday, April 26 at 8pm/7c, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo. Tickets to the Billboard Latin Music Awards are now on sale at AXS.com, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino box offices or by calling (702) 632-7777.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the only ones to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, streaming, radio airplay and social data that informs Billboard's weekly charts during a one-year period from the rankings dated February 4, 2017 through this year's January 27 charts. Based on album sales, digital track sales, streaming data and monitored radio airplay provided by Nielsen Music and social media data provided by Next Big Sound, Billboard’s rankings are the world's most authoritative music charts. Finalists, and the eventual winners, reflect performance of new recordings on Billboard’s albums and songs charts, including Top Latin Albums, Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, Latin Streaming Songs and Latin Digital Songs, among others.
The awards are the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, which will take place on April 23-26th at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 29th year, the conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin music in the world. The conference is the “must-attend” event for the top power players in the industry including A-list talent and top agents, managers, promoters, marketing, advertising, and radio executives, as well as for those taking their first steps in the business. For information please visit www.BillboardLatinConference.com or email email@example.com
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For exclusive content about this year’s three-hour ceremony, as well as the complete list of finalists, can be found at PremiosBillboard.com, the official website of the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Fans can be part of the action of the star-studded event following @LatinBillboards across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat as TeamTelemundo, and join the conversation using #Billboards2018.
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