painting On Thursday (August 24), Telemundo announced the finalists for the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Leading the pack of 21 is 24-year-old Beso Bluma, who is competing for Artist of the Year against Carol G, Bad Bunny, and Grupo Frontera, and Fuerza Rigida.
Regional Mexican music has significant representation not only in that category but throughout the entire list, as the genre continues to rise in popularity across the world. Grupo Frontera, Peso and Fuerza Regida are three of the heavy hitters Mexican music They were major players in the global expansion of the genre. Meanwhile, Bad Bunny and Karol G are also nominated for Artist of the Year. The two have been consistently making history over the past three years with their touring and music. Bunny and Carol are the only artists to have all Spanish-language albums top the Billboard 200 all-genre chart in the chart’s history.
Who will win in the Artist of the Year category? You’ll have to tune in live from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, on Thursday, October 5th. The Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on Telemundo and, at the same time, on Universo, Peacock, the Telemundo app, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional.
Finalists and finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including audio and video airplay, album and single sales, radio airplay and tours, and are tracked by painting and data partner Luminate. This year’s awards are based on the chart period from August 13, 2022 through August 12, 2023.
Below, meet the finalists for Artist of the Year at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
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Number of entries: 15
Achievements: with his record-breaking mega-album Un verano cin tand two consecutive runs, Bad Bunny has been a 15-time award finalist this year. Not only was the Puerto Rican hitmaker nominated for Artist of the Year, but he was also named Tour of the Year, International Top 200 Latin Artist of the Year, and International Top 200 Latin Songs of the Year. With his collaboration with Grupo Frontera, “Un X100to”, he is up for the Hot Latin Song of the Year and Song of the Year awards, streamed online. Having become the second Spanish-language album to top the Billboard 200 (after debuting in 2020), Bad Bunny Un verano cin t It spent 13 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the list. It was recently announced that The 2022 Collection is now the most streamed album in Spotify history.
Number of entries: 13
Achievements: In the midst of her first ever US tour, Carol G was announced as a 13-time finalist at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Last year, she capped off 2022 with a record-breaking arena tour. Having grossed $69.9 million and selling 410,000 tickets across 33 shows in North America, $ love trip It became the highest-grossing American tour by a Latin act in history. Moreover, earlier this year, with Mañana Serra BonitoShe became the first female artist to record her first album entirely in Spanish on the Billboard 200. The album, “TQG” with Shakira, was nominated for five awards, including Hot Latin Song of the Year and Latin Airplay Song of the Year. year. It’s also up for Tour of the Year and Best Latin Album of the Year Mañana Serra Bonito.
Number of entries: 12
Achievements: The Mexican-American group had their first entry on the Hot 100 in January with “Bebe Dame” alongside Grupo Frontera which peaked at No. 25. Since then, Fuerza Regida has placed at least four more tracks on the all genres chart including Including “Ch y La Pizza” with Natanael Cano, “Igualito a Mi Apá” with Peso Pluma, “Sabor Fresa” and “TQM”. The five-piece band is also nominated for Latin Song of the Year with ” Bebe Dame, Best Latin Album of the Year. Ba Que Haplin and Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group.
Number of entries: 15
Achievements: Grupo Frontera is competing for 15 awards, including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. After scoring a huge hit last year with their cover of “No Se Va,” Grupo Frontera has racked up a string of wins and scored major collaborations, including one with Bad Bunny. Their collaboration “Un X100to” — which debuted at Coachella earlier this year — earned the Texas-based group four hits, including Regional Mexican Song of the Year.. Five of their entries are for “Bebe Dame” with Fuerza Regida, including Hot Latin Song of the Year and Sales Single of the Year. Grupo Frontera was also nominated for the 200 Best Latin Artists of the Year.
Number of entries: 21
Achievements: Mexican singer-songwriter Beso Bluma has had a stellar year with over 700 million official on-demand streams in the US, according to Luminate, and 21 entries on the Billboard Hot 100. In June, he became the first artist ever to lead both. Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excel. Simultaneous US listings with different songs. his new album, origindebuted at number three on the Billboard 200 (dated July 1)—the highest ever charting for Mexican music album on the chart. Peso Pluma was also nominated for Top 200 International Latin Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Best Regional Mexican Album of the Year with origin.