Becky G, Diego Boneta Hosting Latin AMAs 2017 On Telemundo

Diego Boneta, Becky G
The Latin stars will be hosting the Telemundo award show live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Telemundo

Becky G and Diego Boneta have been confirmed to host the Latin AMAs 2017 on Telemundo. The pair are sure to sizzle as they present throughout what is sure to be an explosive nightPitbull will be the first to receive the “Latin AMA Dick Clark Achievement Award” during the ceremony. The honor recognizes a Latin artist that inspires all of humanity with his dedication to music and because he uses his fame and influence to help those in need. This artist does not hide in a recording studio, but gives brightness and hope to those that have no other alternative. Dick Clark was one of the great pioneers of the music industry in the United States of America and he declared, “I have accomplished my childhood dream, to be in show business. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dreams come true. I’ve been truly blessed.” The Dick Clark Achievement Award is the distinction given to an artist who has permitted others to make their dream a reality.

The show has an all-star lineup that includes performances by Alejandra Guzmán, Pitbull, Camila Cabello and Chayanne. Also taking the Dolby Theatre stage are Abraham Mateo, Angeles, Banda MS, Chris Brown, Bad Bunny, Christian Nodal, Fifth Harmony, Gente de Zona, Gloria Trevi, Jesse & Joy, Manuel Medrano, Natalia Jiménez, Pablo Alborán, Prince Royce and Spiff TV. If that's not enough for you, the Spanish-language network also announced Bacilos, Chiquis Rivera and Wisin.

Presenters of the night include the “Mariposa de Barrio,” actress Angelica Celaya; NBC’s “Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders” actor Carlos Gomez; “Orange Is the New Black” actress Dascha Polanco; iconic TV personality Don Francisco; actress and model Emeraude Toubia; songwriter Erika Ender; Telemundo 52 news anchor Julio Vaqueiro; Colombian singer songwriter Manuel Turizo; Mexican singer and actress Mariana Seoane; Regional Mexican singer Regulo Caro; Regional Mexican group Ulises Chaidez y Sus Plebes; and from Telemundo’s upcoming “Sangre de mi Tierra,” actors Santiago Ramundo and Lambda Garcia.

The Latin AMAs honors artists in the genres of Pop/Rock, Regional Mexican, Urban, and Tropical, as well as categories for Favorite Crossover Artist, Favorite Collaboration, New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, among others. The “Latin AMAs” nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including (but not limited to) sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.

The Latin AMAs 2017 will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California starting at 9pm/8c on Telemundo. Prior to the main event, the stars will walk the red carpet and the network will air a special starting at 8pm/7c. 

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.