Get ready for another explosion of Latin music to take over your television with the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017. The first wave of performers have been confirmed with Nicky Jam, CNCO and Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga set to take the stage of the grand night. Telemundo will be airing the show live from The Watsco Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on Thursday, April 27 at 8pm/7c.

Nicky Jam along with Shakira lead the pack of nominations with 9 each. Scoring 8 nods were Enrique IglesiasLos Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho and Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga. Rounding out the list of the most nominations were: Maluma (7), Juan Gabriel (7), J Balvin (7), Wisin (6) and Carlos Vives (6).

Urban music singer and songwriter Nicky Jam is a nine-time finalist this year, vying for Artist of the Year; Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male; and Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo. His chart-topping song “Hasta el Amanecer” competes for Hot Latin Song of the Year; Airplay Song of the Year; Digital Song of the Year; Streaming Song of the Year; and Latin Rhythm Song of the Year; while his collaboration with Reik on “Ya Me Entere” competes for Latin Pop Song of the Year.

World music icon and top female finalist this year, Shakira is also a nine-time finalist for Social Artist of the Year; Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female; and Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo. Her collaboration with Carlos Vives “La Bicicleta” is up for Hot Latin Song of the Year; Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event; Airplay Song of the Year; Digital Song of the Year; Latin Pop Song of the Year; while her song “Chantaje,” featuring Maluma, also competes for Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event.