Warm Up for the Latin Billboard Awards With This Playlist From Reggaeton Pioneer DJ Nelson

The 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards are right around the corner. To help you warm up for the festivities, Cinq Music, Vida Primo, and Mr 305 are throwing a pre-party on April 26 at Ivy Nightclub. The lineup of performers and guests is so stacked it’s giving the official ceremony a run for its money.

IAMCHINO, Ñejo, Natti Natasha, and Fuego, the fireboy himself, are some of the artists set to appear, as well as reggaeton pioneer DJ Nelson, the Boricua producer and DJ who some credit for coining the term back in 1995. He was a member of the legendary The Noise crew, which was vital to the popularization of reggaeton in the mid-90s in San Juan. Nelson has honored us with a special playlist, with picks to get your blood flowing before the pre-party. Recent hits by Maluma, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and of course, “Despacito,” are all included. Get your pre-Latin Billboard perreo fix from someone who knows what’s up.

The Latin Billboard Awards air on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.