Latin American Music Awards 2015 Nominees: Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias, J Balvin Lead Nods Of First Hispanic AMAs

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The Latin American Music Awards have announced their list of nominees. Check out who made the cut and start voting for your favorite star! Getty Images

It's a great year for awards season, especially after the American Music Awards announced it will premiere its first-ever Latin American Music Awards in the fall. Twenty-fifteen also proves to be an awesome year for Nicky Jam, who has won big at many awards show this year, including Premios Tu Mundo. The Puerto Rican urban artist might also sweep the Latin AMAs; after all, with six nominations, he is the performer with the most nods! 

Enrique Iglesias and J Balvin also lead the pack with five nominations each, followed by Calibre 50, Maná and Romeo Santos. Telemundo revealed the full list of nominees in 20 different categories including "Album of the Year," "Song of the Year" and "New Artist of the Year." They also announced that Gloria Trevi, Gerardo Ortiz and Il Volo are confirmed as the first line-up of performers.

As tradition holds, winners will be determined by votes. Fans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can now vote for their favorite stars by visiting www.LatinAMAs.com/vota

The Hispanic version of the AMAs will air live on October 8th from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif. via Telemundo. Check out the full list of nominees below!

New Artist of the Year
Chiquis Rivera
J Balvin
Maluma
Remmy Valenzuela

Arist of the Year
Calibre 50
Enrique Iglesias
Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Nicky Jam
Romeo Santos

Single of the Year
“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
“Contigo” – Calibre 50
“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
“Hilito” – Romeo Santos
“Fanática Sensual" – Plan B

Album of the Year
“A Quien Quiera Escuchar” – Ricky Martin
“Cama Incendiada” – Maná
“Hoy Más Fuerte” – Gerardo Ortiz
“Los Dúo” – Juan Gabriel
“Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario” – Juan Gabriel

Female Artist of the Year
Chiquis Rivera
Fanny Lu
Gloria Trevi
Natalia Jiménez
Paulina Rubio

Male Pop/Rock Artist of the Year
Chayanne
Enrique Iglesias
Juan Gabriel
Marco Antonio Solís
Ricky Martin

Duo Pop/Rock of the Year
Camila
Jesse & Joy
Maná
Reik

Favorite Pop/Rock Song of the Year
“Mi Verdad” –Maná
“La Mordidita” – Ricky Martin feat. Yotuel
“Perdón” – Camila

Male Artist of the Year – Regional Mexicano
Gerardo Ortiz
Luis Coronel
Régulo Caro

Favorite Duo or Group of the Year – Regional Mexicano
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda

Favorite Song of the Year – Regional Mexicano
“Háblame De Ti” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
“Y Así Fue” – Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
“Contigo” – Calibre 50

Favorite Urban Male Artist
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Don Omar
Daddy Yankee
Yandel

Favorite Urban Duo
Gente de Zona
Plan B
Zion & Lennox

Favorite Urban Song
“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
“Pierdo La Cabeza” – Zion & Lennox
“Sígueme y te Sigo” – Daddy Yankee

Favorite Tropical Artist
Chino y Nacho
Juan Luis Guerra
Romeo Santos
Víctor Manuelle

Favorite Tropical Song
“Hilito” – Romeo Santos
“La Gozadera” – Gente de Zona feat. Marc Anthony
“Me Voy Enamorando” – Chino y Nacho feat. Farruko
“Solita” – Prince Royce

Favorite Colaboration
“Como Yo Le Doy” – Pitbull & Don Miguelo
“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
“Mi Verdad” – Maná feat. Shakira
“Nota de Amor” – Wisin & Carlos Vives feat. Daddy Yankee

Favorite Crossover Artist
Demi Lovato
Ellie Goulding
Meghan Trainor
Natalie La Rose
OMI

Favorite Dance Song
“Back It Up” – Prince Royce feat. Jennifer López
“I Want You To Know” – Zedd feat. Selena Gómez
“Lean On” – Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ
“Where Are U Now” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber
“You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake &  AlunaGeorge

Favorite Streaming Song
“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin
“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
“Fanática Sensual” – Plan  B
“Háblame de Ti” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
“Travesuras” – Nicky Jam

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP