Premios Billboard 2018 Nominees: J Balvin, Shakira Lead Nominations, See Full List Here!

Premios Billboard 2018 Nominations List
Shakira and J Balvin lead the nominations list for Premios Billboard 2018. GettyImages

The nominations for Premios Billboard 2018 were announced today to celebrate the best in Latin music. J Balvin and Shakira top the nods list with 12 mentions each. Luis FonsiDaddy YankeeMaluma and Ozuna scored 10 nominations each and Justin Bieber and Beyoncé got 8 and 7 nods, respectively. Telemundo will air the award show live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 26 starting at 7pm/6c. See the full nominations list below and tell us who your favorites are!

OVERALL ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna

Artist of the Year, New
Alta Consigna
Bad Bunny
Christian Nodal
El Fantasma y Banda Populares del Llano

Tour of the Year
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Marc Anthony
Marco Antonio Solís
Ricardo Arjona

Social Artist of the Year
J Balvin
Jennifer Lopez
Maluma
Shakira

Crossover Artist of the Year
Beyoncé
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Little Mix

SONGS CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyoncé, “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escápate Conmigo”

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyoncé, “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escápate Conmigo”

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Luis Fonsi
Ozuna

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female
Becky G
Jennifer Lopez
Natti Natasha
Shakira

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
CNCO
Zion & Lennox

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
VP Entertainment
Warner Latina

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year
Def Jam
Raymond Braun
Schoolboy
Sony Music Latin

Airplay Song of the Year
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyoncé, “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escápate Conmigo”

Airplay Label of the Year
DEL
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Airplay Imprint of the Year
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
WK

Digital Song of the Year
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyoncé, “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”

Streaming Song of the Year
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyoncé, “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”

ALBUM CATEGORIES

Top Latin Album of the Year
J Balvin, “Energía”
Nicky Jam, “Fénix”
Ozuna, “Odisea”
Shakira, “El Dorado”

Top Latin Compilation Album of the Year
“Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los Éxitos Del Momento”
“Mexillennials: Los Éxitos De Una Nueva Generación”
“Summer Latin Hits 2017”
“Trap Capos: Season 1”

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female
Alejandra Guzmán
Gloria Trevi
Karol G
Shakira

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
CNCO
Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year
Lizos
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year
Capitol Latin
DEL
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Song of the Year
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Zion & Lennox “Súbeme La Radio”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Shakira, “Me Enamoré”

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo
Enrique Iglesias
Juanes
Luis Fonsi
Shakira

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
CNCO
Jesse & Joy
Maná
Reik

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year
Pina
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina
WK

Latin Pop Album of the Year
CNCO “Primera Cita”
Juanes “Mis Planes Son Amarte”
Ricardo Arjona “Circo Soledad”
Shakira “El Dorado”

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year
Sony Music Latin
Universal Latin Music Entertainment
Warner Bros.
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Tropical Song of the Year
Nacho “Báilame”
Prince Royce & Shakira “Déjà Vu”
Romeo Santos “Héroe Favorito”
Romeo Santos “Imitadora”

Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo
Marc Anthony
Nacho
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Chiquito Team Band
Gente de Zona
La Sonora Dinamita
Pirulo y La Tribu

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year
D.A.M.
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year
Machete
Magnus
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino

Tropical Album of the Year
Carlos Vives “Vives”
La Sonora Dinamita “Juntos Por La Sonora”
Prince Royce “Five”
Romeo Santos “Golden”

Tropical Albums Label of the Year
Sony Music Latin
The Orchard
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
World Circuit

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year
Magnus
Sony Music Latin
The Orchard
Top Stop

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES

Regional Mexican Song of the Year
Calibre 50 “Corrido de Juanito”
Calibre 50 “Siempre Te Voy A Querer”
Christian Nodal “Adiós Amor”
Christian Nodal Featuring David Bisbal “Probablemente”

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo
Alfredo Olivas
Christian Nodal
Gerardo Ortiz
Regulo Caro

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
Ulíces Chaidez y Sus Plebes

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year
DEL
Lizos
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year
Andaluz
DEL
Disa
Fonovisa

Regional Mexican Album of the Year
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “La Mejor Versión De Mí”
Christian Nodal “Me Dejé Llevar”
Gerardo Ortiz “Comeré Callado, Vol. 1: Con Norteño, Tuba y Guitarras”
Ulíces Chaidez y Sus Plebes “Andamos En El Ruedo”

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year
DEL
Lizos
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year
DEL
Disa
Fonovisa
Lizos

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyoncé, “Mi Gente”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Nicky Jam, “El Amante”
Wisin Featuring Ozuna “Escápate Conmigo”

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Nicky Jam
Ozuna

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group
Jowell & Randy
Plan B
Play-N-Skillz
Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year
Pina
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year
La Industria
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
WK

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year
Nicky Jam “Fénix”
Ozuna “Odisea”
Yandel “#Update”
Zion & Lennox “Motivan2”

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year
El Cartel
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year
Capitol Latin
La Industria
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES

Songwriter of the Year
Daddy Yankee
Erika Ender
Justin Bieber
Luis Fonsi
Marty James Garton
Poo Bear

Publisher of the Year
BMG Gold Songs,ASCAP
Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP
Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC, BMI
Universal Musica, Inc., ASCAP

Publishing Corporation of the Year
BMG
Sony/ATV Music
Universal Music
Warner/Chappell Music

Producer of the Year
Chris Jeday
Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres
Saga Whiteblack
Wisin

What do you think?

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.