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2015 Latin Billboard Music Awards
2015 Latin Billboard Music Awards
Awarded forthe most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music in 2014, according to Billboard magazine
Sponsored byState Farm Insurance
DateApril 30, 2015 (2015-04-30)
LocationBankUnited Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
CountryUnited States
Presented byBillboard magazine
Most awardsRomeo Santos (10)
Most nominationsRomeo Santos (21)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkTelemundo

The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, recognizes the best-selling albums, songs, and performers in Latin music in 2014, as determined by their chart performance on Billboards weekly charts. The ceremony was broadcast live on Telemundo on April 30, 2015, from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

American singer-songwriter Romeo Santos won 10 awards including Artist of the Year. Spanish artist Enrique Iglesias was also a multiple winner in categories such as Hot Latin Song of the Year for "Bailando" and Latin Pop Album of the Year for Sex and Love. Special awards were also handed out. Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Mexican-American Carlos Santana was honored with the Billboard "Spirit of Hope Award".

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the Billboard Latin Music Awards were announced on February 9, 2015, during the broadcast of the morning show Un Nuevo Día.[1] American singer Romeo Santos received the most nominations, with 21; Spanish artist Enrique Iglesias earned 19 nominations.[1] Santos and Iglesias broke the record held by reggaeton performers Tito El Bambino and Don Omar in 2010 and 2013, respectively, for the most nominated act in a single ceremony.[1] Colombian artist J Balvin was nominated seven times, while Mexican acts Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga received six. Five-time nominated artists include Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís, American band Santana and American singer Prince Royce.[1] The nominees and winners are determined by sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data, from February 1, 2014 -January 31, 2015, as it is compiled by Billboard magazine every week.[1]

Santos resulted the most awarded performer, earning ten accolades, including Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Top Latin Album (Formula, Vol. 2) and Tropical Album of the Year (Formula, Vol. 2), among others.[2] Iglesias received nine awards, including Latin Pop Album of the Year (Sex & Love), Latin Pop Song, Airplay Song, Hot Latin Song, and Streaming Song of the Year for the single "Bailando".[2] Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Mexican-American artist Carlos Santana was honored with the Billboard "Spirit of Hope Award".[2]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double-dagger (double-dagger).[1][2]

Artists

Canadian rapper Drake (pictured in 2010), earned the Crossover Artist of the Year award
Spanish singer Natalia Jiménez (pictured in 2012), received the Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female accolade
Colombian artist Shakira (pictured in 2008), is the Social Artist of 2015
Category Recipient
Artist of the Year Romeo SantosAward winner
Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
New Artist of the Year J BalvinAward winner
Banda Tierra Sagrada
Kevin Ortiz
Remmy Valenzuela
Tour of the Year Marc AnthonyAward winner
Alejandro Fernández
Juan Gabriel
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Social Artist of the Year ShakiraAward winner
La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho
Enrique Iglesias
Romeo Santos
Crossover Artist of the Year DrakeAward winner
Jason Derulo
Becky G
Pharrell Williams
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male Romeo SantosAward winner
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Prince Royce
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female Natalia JiménezAward winner
Chiquis
Jenni Rivera
Shakira
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio LizarragaAward winner
Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Banda Los Recoditos
Calibre 50
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male Romeo SantosAward winner
Marc Anthony
Enrique Iglesias
Juan Gabriel
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female Jenni RiveraAward winner
Ana Gabriel
Lucero
Thalía
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group SantanaAward winner
Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Calibre 50
Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo Enrique IglesiasAward winner
Ricardo Arjona
Juanes
Ricky Martin
Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group CamilaAward winner
Jesse & Joy
La Ley
Santana
Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo Enrique IglesiasAward winner
Ricardo Arjona
Chayanne
Marco Antonio Solís
Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group SantanaAward winner
Camila
Grupo Nueva Vida
Tercer Cielo
Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo Romeo SantosAward winner
Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Víctor Manuelle
Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group Chino & NachoAward winner
Alexis & Fido
Baby Rasta & Gringo
Plan B
Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo Romeo SantosAward winner
Marc Anthony
Juan Luis Guerra
Prince Royce
Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group El Gran Combo de Puerto RicoAward winner
Grupo Niche
Pirulo y la Tribu
Don Perignon y La Orquesta Puertoriquena
Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo Gerardo OrtízAward winner
El Komander
Noel Torres
Remmy Valenzuela
Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio LizarragaAward winner
Banda Los Recoditos
Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Calibre 50
Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo Jenni RiveraAward winner
Luis Coronel
Juan Gabriel
Roberto Tapia
Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group Julion Alvarez y su Norteño BandaAward winner
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Calibre 50
Los Tigres del Norte
Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo J BalvinAward winner
Don Omar
Wisin
Yandel
Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group Plan BAward winner
Alexis & Fido
Baby Rasta & Gringo
Zion & Lennox
Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo WisinAward winner
J Balvin
Farruko
Yandel
Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group Calle 13Award winner
Alexis & Fido
Cartel de Santa
Plan B

Singles

Enrique Iglesias, facing front, holding a microphone.
Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias (pictured in 2011), received 19 nominations for the Billboard Latin Music Awards, winning six awards for the song "Bailando".
Category Recipient
Hot Latin Song of the Year Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona - "Bailando"Award winner
J Balvin featuring Farruko - "6 AM"
Romeo Santos - "Eres Mía"
Romeo Santos featuring Drake - "Odio"
Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona - "Bailando"Award winner
J Balvin featuring Farruko - "6 AM"
Enrique Iglesias featuring Marco Antonio Solís - "El Perdedor"
Romeo Santos featuring Drake - "Odio"
Airplay Song of the Year Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona - "Bailando"Award winner
J Balvin featuring Farruko - "6 AM"
Romeo Santos - "Eres Mía"
Romeo Santos featuring Drake - "Odio"
Digital Song of the Year Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona - "Bailando"Award winner
J Balvin featuring Farruko - "6 AM"
Enrique Iglesias featuring Marco Antonio Solís - "El Perdedor"
Romeo Santos featuring Drake - "Odio"
Streaming Song of the Year Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona - "Bailando"Award winner
Enrique Iglesias featuring Marco Antonio Solís - "El Perdedor"
Romeo Santos - "Eres Mía"
Romeo Santos featuring Drake - "Odio"
Latin Pop Song of the Year Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona - "Bailando"Award winner
Camila - "Decidiste Dejarme"
Chayanne - "Humanos a Marte"
Enrique Iglesias featuring Marco Antonio Solís - "El Perdedor"
Tropical Song of the Year Romeo Santos featuring Drake - "Odio"Award winner
Marc Anthony - "Flor Palida"
Romeo Santos - "Eres Mía"
Romeo Santos featuring Marc Anthony - "Yo También"
Regional Mexican Song of the Year Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga - "Hermosa Experiencia"Award winner
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga - "No Me Pidas Perdón"
El Komander - "Soy de Rancho"
Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda - "Y Así Fué"
Latin Rhythm Song of the Year J Balvin featuring Farruko - "6 AM"Award winner
J Balvin - "Ay Vamos"
Nicky Jam - "Travesuras"
Wisin featuring Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin - "Adrenalina"

Albums

Wisin, seated, holding a microphone.
Puerto-Rican American artist Wisin (pictured in 2009), won Latin Rhythm Album of the Year for his album El Regreso del Sobreviviente.
Category Recipient
Top Latin Album of the Year Romeo Santos - Formula, Vol. 2Award winner
Enrique Iglesias - Sex and Love
Santana - Corazón
Various Artists - Las Bandas Románticas de América 2014
Latin Pop Album of the Year Enrique Iglesias - Sex and LoveAward winner
Ricardo Arjona - Viaje
Chayanne - En Todo Estaré
Santana - Corazón
Tropical Album of the Year Romeo Santos - Formula, Vol. 2Award winner
Juan Luis Guerra - Todo Tiene Su Hora
Various Artists - Que Lindo es Puerto Rico
Various Artists - Sergio George Presents: Salsa Giants + Plus EP
Regional Mexican Album of the Year Various Artists - Las Bandas Románticas de América 2014Award winner
Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda - Soy Lo Que Quiero: Indispensable
Juan Gabriel - Mis 40 en Bellas Artes
Jenni Rivera - 1969 - Siempre, En Vivo Desde Monterrey, Parte 2
Latin Rhythm Album of the Year Wisin - El Regreso del SobrevivienteAward winner
J Balvin - La Familia
Calle 13 - Multi_Viral
Plan B - Love and Sex

Record labels

Puerto-Rican American artist Prince Royce (pictured in 2012), signed a record deal with Sony Music Latin in 2013.[3]
Category Recipient
Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Discos Sabinas
Remex
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Disa
Fonovisa
Universal Music Latino
Airplay Label of the Year Universal Music Latin EntertainmentAward winner
RCA
Remex
Sony Music Latin
Airplay Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Disa
Fonovisa
Universal Music Latino
Top Latin Albums Label of the Year Universal Music Latin EntertainmentAward winner
Remex
Sony Music Latin
Warner Latina
Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Fonovisa
Republic
Universal Music Latino
Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
RCA
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina
Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Capitol Latin
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina
Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year Universal Music Latin EntertainmentAward winner
Multimusic
Sony Music Latin
Warner Latina
Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year RepublicAward winner
RCA
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Siente
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Venemusic
Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Capitol Latin
Machete
Universal Music Latino
Tropical Albums Label of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Planet Records
Popular
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Capitol Latin
Top Stop
Universal Music Latino
Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year Universal Music Latin EntertainmentAward winner
Discos Sabinas
Remex
Sony Music Latin
Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year DisaAward winner
DEL
Fonovisa
Remex
Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year Universal Music Latin EntertainmentAward winner
Freddie
Remex
Sony Music Latin
Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year FonovisaAward winner
DEL
Disa
Remex
Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Pina
Siente
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Capitol Latin
Machete
Pina
Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Nacional
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina
Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year Sony Music LatinAward winner
Capitol Latin
El Abismo
Pina

Writers, producers and publishers

Category Recipient
Songwriter of the Year Romeo Santos (Anthony "Romeo" Santos)Award winner
J Balvin (Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin)
Luciano Luna Díaz
Horacio Palencia
Publisher of the Year Mayimba Music, Inc, ASCAPAward winner
Palabras de Romeo, ASCAP
Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP
Universal Music Latina, SESAC

Ceremony

The American telecast on Telemundo drew in an average 6.4 million people during its three hours of length, with the network ranking first in the ratings in the 18-34 demographic in New York, Miami, Houston and Phoenix, regardless of language.[4] The telecast included musical performances by several artist including the opening number by American singer Marc Anthony and Gente De Zona with the track "La Gozadera"; American singer Jennifer Lopez sang a tribute medley to the Tejano artist Selena, featuring the brother, sister and husband (A.B. Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla, Chris Perez, respectively) of the latter.[5] Dutch act Afrojack and American artist Ne-Yo joined Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, while Brazilian artist Roberto Carlos also performed.[5] Reggaeton performer Wisin along Carlos Vives and Daddy Yankee gathered on stage to sing "Nota de Amor"; Mexican-American artist Carlos Santana was joined by Puerto-Rican singer Juanes to perform "Black Magic Woman" and "La Flaca".[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cobo, Leila (February 9, 2015). "Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias Lead List of Finalists for Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Billboard Latin Music Awards 2015: Complete Winners List". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. April 30, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Cobo, Leila (April 1, 2013). "Prince Royce Signs With Sony Music Entertainment". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Cobo, Leila (May 1, 2015). "2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards Most-Watched Ever". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Cobo, Leila (May 1, 2015). "6 Best Performances at the Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2016.

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