Last night (March 13), the nominations for the 2023 Latin American Music Awards were revealed. Coming as no surprise, the Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny is leading the pack and he’s followed by Daddy Yankee and Becky G.
The Latin AMAs are returning on Apr. 20. Bad Bunny is the most nominated artist this year with 11 nominations. Last year, Bad Bunny had the top-selling album with Un Verano Sin Ti and the top-selling tours. In the Album of the Year category, he faces competition from Becky G’s Esquemas, Daddy Yankee’s Legendaddy, J Balvin’s Jose, and Rosalía’s Motomami. Ivan Cornejo’s Dañado and Eslabón Armado’s Nostalgia are also up for the award.
Daddy Yankee and Becky earned the next highest number of nominations, with nine each. Both acts are present with Bad Bunny in the Artist of the Year category. Romeo Santos, Rosalía, Karol G, Rauw Alejandro, Eslabón Armado, and Ivan Cornejo are also nominated for the award.
In the Song of the Year category, Bad Bunny’s “Me Porto Bonito” with Chencho Corleone faces some of last year’s biggest hits. Becky G and Karol G are nominated for their collaboration “Mamiii,” Shakira is up for “Te Felicito” with Rauw Alejandro, and Bizarrap’s breakthrough “BZRP Music Sessions, Vol. 52” with Quevedo is here. Manuel Turizo’s “La Bachata,” Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera’s “Bebé Dame,” and Rosalía’s “Despechá” round out the category.
In the Best New Artist category, Bizarrap is up against his collaborator Quevedo. Mexican-American trio Yahritza y Su Esencia, Colombian singer Blessd, and Mexican rapper Santa Fe Klan are also up for the award. Regional Mexican music acts Edén Muñoz and Grupo Frontera made the cut as well.
Fans can now vote for their favorite nominees at lamasvota.com. The 2023 Latin American Music Awards will be hosted by Galilea Montijo and Julián Gil. The awards will air live from Las Vegas on Apr. 20. The event will be streamed on UniMás, Univision, and Galavisión.