Billboard Latin Music Awards: Winners List

8:00 PM 4/27/2017

by Leila Cobo, Billboard

Nicky Jam was the top winner with six awards, while the late Juan Gabriel was named artist of the year at the ceremony, which took place Thursday night.

Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel
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Nicky Jam, the resilient reggaeton star who rose to stardom after a decade of silence battling drug addiction, was the big winner at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night, taking home six awards.

Jam was able to claim his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart earlier this year with Fenix, his first set in 10 years, and he lived up to the album’s name, winning hot Latin songs artist of the year, male and Latin rhythm songs artist of the year, solo. His hit song “Hasta el amanecer” won hot Latin song of the year -- an award that includes radio airplay, sales and streams, underscoring Nicky Jam’s popularity across all platforms. “Hasta el amanecer” also won digital song of the year, streaming song of the year and Latin rhythm song of the year.

Following in wins was the late Juan Gabriel, who won the coveted artist of the year award as well as top Latin albums artist of the year, male and Latin pop albums artist of the year, solo. Juan Gabriel’s album Los Dúo 2 won top Latin album of the year as the top-selling release and Latin pop album of the year.

Enrique Iglesias -- whose capacity for churning out hits appears to be endless -- won four awards, including Latin pop songs artist of the year, solo. Iglesias and reggaeton star Wisin both won three awards for their hit collaboration “Duele el corazón”: hot Latin song of the year, vocal event; airplay song of the year; and Latin pop song of the year.

Also winning three awards each were Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga, CNCO, Gente de Zona and Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho. CNCO -- a bilingual/bicultural pop group spawned from a TV reality show -- were the winners in the coveted artist of the year, new category. The group, mentored by Ricky Martin and produced by Wisin, is currently playing its first major tour.

Special awards of the evening went to Ricardo Arjona, the iconic Guatemalan singer/songwriter, who was given the lifetime achievement award for a career that continues to be one of the most successful in Latin music. Luis Fonsi won the Spirit of Hope Award for his work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Jennifer Lopez, who also won social artist of the year, was given the Telemundo Star Award.

A full list of winners follows.

  • Artist of the Year

    •    Juan Gabriel (WINNER)
    •    J Balvin
    •    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
    •    Nicky Jam
  • Artist of the Year, New

    •    CNCO (WINNER)
    •    Crecer Germán
    •    Ozuna
    •    Ulíces Chaidez y Sus Plebes
  • Tour of the Year

    •    Marc Anthony (WINNER)
    •    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
    •    Maná
    •    Marco Antonio Solís
  • Social Artist of the Year

    •    Jennifer Lopez (WINNER)
    •    Enrique Iglesias    
    •    Maluma
    •    Shakira
  • Crossover Artist of the Year

    •    Justin Bieber (WINNER)
    •    Calvin Harris 
    •    Drake
    •    Rihanna
  • Hot Latin Song of the Year

    •    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” (WINNER)
    •    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
    •    Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
    •    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele El Corazón”
  • Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event

    •    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele El Corazón” (WINNER)
    •    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
    •    Farruko feat. Ky-Mani Marley, “Chillax”
    •    Shakira feat. Maluma, “Chantaje”
  • Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male

    •    Nicky Jam (WINNER)
    •    Daddy Yankee
    •    J Balvin
    •    Maluma
  • Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female

    •    Shakira (WINNER)
    •    Becky G
    •    Jennifer Lopez
    •    Thalía
  • Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga (WINNER)
    •    La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho
    •    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
    •    Zion & Lennox
  • Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    DEL
    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    •    Warner Latina
  • Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Capitol Latin
    •    DEL
    •    Fonovisa
  • Airplay Song of the Year

    •    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón” (WINNER)
    •    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
    •    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer”
    •    Prince Royce, “La Carretera”
  • Airplay Label of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Lizos
    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    •    Warner Latina
  • Airplay Imprint of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Disa
    •    Fonovisa
    •    Warner Latina
  • Digital Song of the Year

    •    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” (WINNER)
    •    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
    •    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
    •    Pitbull feat. Sensato, Lil Jon & Osmani Garcia, “El Taxi” 
  • Streaming Song of the Year

    •    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” (WINNER)
    •    Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”
    •    Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
    •    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón”
  • Top Latin Album of the Year

    •    Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2 (WINNER)
    •    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Que Bendición
    •    Juan Gabriel, Vestido de Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
    •    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo
  • Latin Compilation Album of the Year

    •    Varios/Various, Las Bandas Románticas de América 2016 (WINNER)
    •    Varios/Various, 20 Bandazos de Oro: Puros Éxitos
    •    Varios/Various, De Puerto Rico Para El Mundo
    •    Varios/Various, Latin Hits 2016: Club Edition
  • Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:

    •    Juan Gabriel (WINNER)
    •    J Balvin
    •    Joan Sebastian
    •    Marco Antonio Solís
  • Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female

    •    Selena (WINNER)
    •    Ana Gabriel
    •    Jenni Rivera
    •    Thalía
  • Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho (WINNER)
    •    Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
    •    Calibre 50
    •    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
  • Top Latin Albums Label of the Year

    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment (WINNER)
    •    DEL
    •    Lizos
    •    Sony Music Latin
  • Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year

    •    Fonovisa (WINNER)
    •    DEL
    •    Disa
    •    Sony Music Latin
  • Latin Pop Song of the Year

    •    Enrique Iglesias feat. Wisin, “Duele el Corazón” (WINNER)
    •    Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”
    •    Chino & Nacho feat. Daddy Yankee, “Andas En Mi Cabeza”
    •    Reik & Nicky Jam, “Ya Me Enteré”
  • Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    Enrique Iglesias (WINNER)
    •    Carlos Vives
    •    Ricky Martin
    •    Shakira
  • Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    CNCO (WINNER)
    •    Chino & Nacho
    •    Jesse & Joy
    •    Sin Bandera
  • Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER) 
    •    Mr. 305
    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    •    Warner Latina
  • Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Capitol Latin
    •    Universal Music Latino
    •    Warner Latina
  • Latin Pop Album of the Year

    •    Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo 2 (WINNER) 
    •    CNCO, Primera Cita
    •    Juan Gabriel, Vestido Por Etiqueta Por Eduardo Magallanes
    •    Selena, Lo Mejor de…
  • Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    Juan Gabriel (WINNER)
    •    Ana Gabriel
    •    Marco Antonio Solís
    •    Selena
  • Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    CNCO (WINNER)
    •    Il Divo
    •    Jesse & Joy
    •    Reik
  • Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year

    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment (WINNER)
    •    Columbia
    •    Sony Music Latin
    •    Warner Latina
  • Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year

    •    Fonovisa (WINNER)
    •    Capitol Latin
    •    Sony Music Latin
    •    Universal Music Latino
  • Tropical Song of the Year

    •    Deorro feat. Pitbull & Elvis Crespo, “Bailar" (WINNER)
    •    Gente de Zona feat. Marc Anthony, “Traidora”
    •    Prince Royce, “La Carretera”
    •    Victor Manuelle & Yandel, “Imaginar”
  • Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    Prince Royce (WINNER)
    •    Elvis Crespo
    •    Marc Anthony
    •    Romeo Santos
  • Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    Gente de Zona (WINNER)
    •    24 Horas
    •    Chiquito Team Band
    •    Grupo Niche
  • Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    LP
    •    ParkEast
    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Capitol Latin
    •    Universal Music Latino
    •    Warner Latina
  • Tropical Album of the Year

    •    Gente de Zona, Visualízate (WINNER)
    •    Aventura, Todavía Me Amas: Lo Mejor de Aventura
    •    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Alunizando
    •    La Tribu de Abrante, Otro Formato de Música
  • Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    Marc Anthony (WINNER)
    •    Diego “El Cigala”
    •    Manny Manuel
    •    Victor Manuelle
  • Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    Gente de Zona (WINNER) 
    •    Aventura
    •    El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
    •    La Tribu de Abrante
  • Tropical Albums Label of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    EGC
    •    Planet Records
    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
  • Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER) 
    •    Magnus
    •    Planet Records
    •    Premium Latin
  • Regional Mexican Song of the Year

    •    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Solo Con Verte” (WINNER)
    •    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Me Vas A Extrañar”
    •    La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho, “Me Va A Pesar”
    •    Regulo Caro, “Cicatriiices”
  • Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    Gerardo Ortiz (WINNER)
    •    Adriel Favela
    •    Regulo Caro
    •    Remmy Valenzuela
  • Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

    •    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga (WINNER)
    •    Calibre 50
    •    La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
    •    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
  • Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year

    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment (WINNER)
    •    DEL
    •    Lizos
    •    Sony Music Latin
  • Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year

    •    Fonovisa (WINNER)
    •    DEL
    •    Disa
    •    Lizos
  • Regional Mexican Album of the Year

    •    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo (WINNER)
    •    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, Que Bendición
    •    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, Lecciones Para El Corazón
    •    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda, Mis Ídolos, Hoy Mis Amigos!!!
  • Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    Joan Sebastian (WINNER)
    •    Espinoza Paz
    •    Jenni Rivera
    •    Vicente Fernández
  • Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho (WINNER)
    •    Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
    •    Calibre 50 
    •    Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
  • Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year

    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment (WINNER)
    •    DEL
    •    Lizos
    •    Sony Music Latin
  • Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year

    •    Fonovisa (WINNER)
    •    DEL
    •    Disa
    •    Lizos
  • Latin Rhythm Song of the Year

    •    Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer (WINNER)
    •    Farruko Feat. Ky-Mani Marley, “Chillax”
    •    J Balvin, “Bobo”
    •    Maluma feat. Yandel, “El Perdedor”
  • Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    Nicky Jam (WINNER)
    •    J Balvin
    •    Maluma
    •    Yandel
  • Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    Zion & Lennox (WINNER)
    •    Alexis & Fido
    •    Plan B
    •    Play-N-Skillz
  • Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Mr. 305
    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    •    Warner Latina
  • Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Capitol Latin
    •    La Industria
    •    Warner Latina
  • Latin Rhythm Album of the Year

    •    J Balvin, Energía (WINNER)
    •    Farruko, Visionary
    •    Maluma, Pretty Boy Dirty Boy
    •    Yandel, Dangerous
  • Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

    •    J Balvin (WINNER)
    •    Farruko
    •    Maluma
    •    Pitbull
  • Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

    •    Zion & Lennox (WINNER)
    •    Cartel de Santa
    •    Plan B
    •    Yomil Y El Dany
  • Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year

    •    Sony Music Latin (WINNER)
    •    Rich
    •    Universal Music Latin Entertainment
    •    Warner Latina
  • Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year

    •    Capitol Latin (WINNER)
    •    Pina
    •    Sony Music Latin
    •    Universal Music Latino
  • Songwriter of the Year

    •    Horacio Palencia Cisneros (WINNER)
    •    Edén Muñoz
    •    Luciano Luna Díaz
    •    Raymond Luis “Daddy Yankee” Ayala Rodríguez
  • Publisher of the Year

    •    DEL World Songs, ASCAP (WINNER)
    •    Dulce Maria Music, LLC, SESAC
    •    Sony/ATV Discos Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP
    •    Sony/ATV Latin Music Publishing, LLC, BMI
  • Publishing Corporation of the Year

    •    Sony/ATV Music (WINNER)
    •    BMG
    •    Universal Music
    •    Warner/Chappell Music
  • Producer of the Year

    •    Saga Whiteblack (WINNER)
    •    Alejandro “Sky” Suárez Ramírez
    •    Jesus Jaime González Terrazas
    •    Sergio Lizarraga
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