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    Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018 Finalists: The Full List
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    Viva Las Vegas!

    The Billboard Latin Music Awards are heading to Sin City to celebrate its 20th broadcast of the show on Telemundo. This year J Balvin, Shakira, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Maluma, and Ozuna top the list of finalists.

    The longest running Latin music award show will be produced by Telemundo and Tony Mojena/Ants TV Productions, Inc., and will broadcast live on Telemundo, Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It will also air simultaneously on NBCUniversal's Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo.

    Here's the complete list of finalists for this year's 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards:

    'Tonight': Tina Fey Surprises Fans While They Thank Her

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Tina Fey Surprises Fans While They Thank Her

    Tina Fey surprises superfans while they film video messages to her, sharing how her career and "Mean Girls" impacted them, and Jimmy Fallon surprises Tina with a heartfelt message of his own.

    (Published Friday, April 20, 2018)

    Billboard Latin Music Awards 2017 Red Carpet Arrivals

    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:

    'Tonight': Superlatives 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Superlatives 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to the NHL players competing in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup.

    (Published Friday, April 20, 2018)

    • Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
    • Marc Anthony
    • Marco Antonio Sols
    • Ricardo Arjona

    Social Artist of the Year:

    • J Balvin
    • Jennifer Lopez
    • Maluma
    • Shakira

    Crossover Artist of the Year:

    • Beyonce
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Justin Bieber
    • Little Mix

    Best Dressed at the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    'Tonight': Wheel of Freestyle With Letitia Wright

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Wheel of Freestyle With 'Black Panther's' Letitia Wright

    Letitia Wright of "Black Panther" and The Roots' Black Thought take turns working three random words they've never seen before into a freestyle rap (plus a surprise freestyle from Jimmy Fallon).

    (Published Thursday, April 19, 2018)

    Hot Latin Song of the Year:

    • J Balvin &Willy William Featuring Beyonce, "Mi Gente"
    • Luis Fonsi &Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
    • Maluma, "Felices Los 4"
    • Wisin Featuring Ozuna, "Escpate Conmigo"

    Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:

    • J Balvin &Willy William Featuring Beyonce, "Mi Gente"
    • Luis Fonsi &Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
    • Shakira Featuring Maluma, "Chantaje"
    • Wisin Featuring Ozuna, "Escpate Conmigo"

    Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:

    • Daddy Yankee
    • J Balvin
    • Luis Fonsi
    • Ozuna

    'Tonight': Hashtag #StonerStories

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Hashtag #StonerStories

    Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #StonerStories.

    (Published Thursday, April 19, 2018)

    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 Lizrraga
    • Calibre 50
    • CNCO
    • Zion &Lennox

    Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year:

    • Sony Music Latin
    • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    • VP Entertainment
    • Warner Latina

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    Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year:

    • Def Jam
    • Raymond Braun
    • Schoolboy
    • Sony Music Latin

    Airplay Song of the Year:

    • DEL
    • Sony Music Latin
    • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    • Warner Latina

    Airplay Imprint of the Year:

    • Fonovisa
    • Sony Music Latin
    • Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    • WK

    'Tonight': 'Catchphrase' With McHale, Che, Offset

    [NATL] 'Tonight': 'Catchphrase' With Joel McHale, Michael Che and Offset

    Jimmy Fallon teams up with Migos' Offset against Joel McHale and Michael Che for a game of "Catchphrase."

    (Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018)

    Digital Song of the Year:

    • J Balvin &Willy William Featuring Beyonce, "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 Beyonce, "Mi Gente"
    • Luis Fonsi &Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
    • Maluma, "Felices Los 4"
    • Shakira Featuring Maluma, "Chantaje

    Top Latin Album of the Year:

    • J Balvin, Energa
    • Nicky Jam, Fnix
    • Ozuna, Odisea
    • Shakira, El Dorado

    'Tonight': Michael Che on the Lies He Told in Interview

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Michael Che Points Out the Lies He Told in a 'Things You Don't Know About Me' Article

    Michael Che shares why he deleted most of his Instagram and the stories behind the photos he saved, explains his preference for British prejudice and admits which "facts" he gave for a "Things You Don't Know About Me" article were lies.

    (Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018)

    Top Latin Compilation Album of the Year:

    • Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los xitos Del Momento
    • Mexillennials: Los xitos De Una Nueva Generacin
    • 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 Guzmn
    • Gloria Trevi
    • Karol G
    • Shakira

    'Tonight': Robert De Niro Has Never Seen a Dog

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Robert De Niro Has Never Seen a Dog

    While backstage, Jimmy Fallon discovers Robert De Niro has never encountered a dog before.

    (Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018)

    Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

    • Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizrraga
    • 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

    'Tonight': Bridget Everett Sang at Amy Schumer's Wedding

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Bridget Everett Sang Amy Schumer's Favorite Love Song at Her Wedding

    Bridget Everett chats with Jimmy Fallon about singing at Amy Schumer's wedding and returning to the stage with her "Tender Moments" show, and she admits to some of the lies on her early résumé after Fallon brings out one of her first headshots.

    (Published Tuesday, April 17, 2018)

    Latin Pop Song of the Year:

    • Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno &Zion &Lennox "Sbeme La Radio"
    • Luis Fonsi &Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, "Despacito"
    • Shakira Featuring Maluma, "Chantaje"
    • Shakira, "Me Enamor"

    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
    • Man
    • 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.
    • Wanrer Latina

    Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:

    • Fonovisa
    • Sony Music Latin
    • Universal Music Latino
    • Warner Latina

    Tropical Song of the Year:

    • Nacho, "Bilame"
    • Prince Royce &Shakira "Dj Vu"
    • Romeo Santos "Hroe 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 Sonoroa Dinamita
    • Pirulo y La Tribu