via press release:
ROMEO SANTOS, JUANES, AND NATALIA JIMENEZ TO PERFORM AT THE 2015 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS LIVE ON TELEMUNDO APRIL 30
The event is the first Latin music awards show to highlight Electronic Dance Music with world-renowned DJ Afrojack
Miami – April 13, 2015 – Known for its originality and innovation, the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm®, will highlight for the first time in Spanish-language television the growing musical wave titled Electronic Dance Music (EDM), with a special performance by world-renowned DJ Afrojack. The awards show will also include performances by “The King of Bachata” Romeo Santos, Colombian rocker Juanes, and Spanish singer and “La Voz Kids” Coach Natalia Jimenez, who join previously announced performances by Wisin, Daddy Yankee, Carlos Santana, J Balvin, Carlos Vives, Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda, Ana Gabriel, Lucero, Alejandro Sanz, and Roberto Carlos. The longest-running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world will be produced and broadcast live by TELEMUNDO on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm/6c from BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida. Fans can follow the excitement of the star-studded event on Twitter and Instagram @LatinBillboards and Facebook.com/LatinBillboards, and join the conversation using #Billboards2015.
Afrojack, one of the 10 most important DJs in the world according to DJ Mag, will bring electronic dance music, known as EDM, to the stage of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Afrojack, who has collaborated with prominent artists like David Guetta (“Titanium”), Madonna (“Revolver”), Chris Brown (“Look At Me Now”), and Beyonce (“Run The World” Girls), reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2011 as co-author and producer on Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything,” which featured him, Ne-Yo and Nayer. His 2014 album “Forget The World” debuted at No. 2 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
Romeo Santos, also known as “The King of Bachata,” enjoyed a stellar year with a sold-out tour that included an unprecedented two-night stint at Yankee Stadium, and ended up 2014 atop the music charts. The prolific singer, songwriter and producer tops the list of finalists this year with 21 entries. Santos has seven No. 1s on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. His single “Odio” featuring Drake spent 13 weeks atop the list, his longest running No. 1 song. On the Billboard Hot 100, “Odio” was the highest debut for a Spanish-language song in the 55-year history of the chart, when it arrived at No. 45. His album “Formula, Vol. 2” debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart and spent 11 weeks atop the list.
With seven solo albums, and multi-platinum sales exceeding 16 million copies, Colombian singer, and songwriter Juanes is one of the biggest Spanish-language rock artists in the world. He holds 16 top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. The song “La Luz,” from his latest studio album “Loco De Amor,” reached No. 1 on the Latin Airplay chart on March 15, 2014. He has achieved nine total No. 1s on the chart. “Loco De Amor” also debuted at No. 1 on the Latin Pop Albums chart.
Spanish pop singer Natalia Jimenez returned as Coach on TELEMUNDO’s highly successful reality music competition “La Voz Kids,” now in its third season. She released her latest solo album last month titled “Creo En Mi.” Her song by the same name, “Creo En Mi,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The album’s title track reached No. 2 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart, while “Quedate Con Ella” reached No. 4 on the same chart.
Hosted by the beautiful and talented actress and TV host Gaby Espino and renowned Mexican singer and actor Pedro Fernandez, the Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm will feature the participation of numerous celebrities as award presenters, including finalist music group Plan B; TELEMUNDO personalities: Ana Maria Polo of “Caso Cerrado;” Maria Celeste from “Al Rojo Vivo;” and Jorge Bernal from “La Voz Kids” and “Suelta La Sopa”; actors Rafael Amaya and Carmen Villalobos from “EL Señor de los Cielos;” Fabian Rios and Kimberly Dos Ramos from “Tierra de Reyes;” Gabriel Porras from the upcoming telenovela “Bajo el Mismo Cielo”; NBC Universo TV personality Yarel Ramos; and Hollywood actresses Natalia Martinez and Gina Torres.
See the complete list of performers, special honorees, award presenters and finalists; in addition to exclusive content about this year’s event online at TELEMUNDO.com/PremiosBillboard – the official website of the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented by State Farm®
The Billboard Latin Music Awards honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts. The event is the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference, now in its 26th 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 takes place on April 27-30 at The Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach, Florida, and is the “must-attend” event for 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 or email email@example.com
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