5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (August 14)

From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.

Billboard Latin Music Awards

This week, Telemundo and Billboard unveiled all the finalists for the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Bad Bunny leads the pack as a 22-time finalist in 13 categories, including artist of the year. He’s followed by Maluma with 11 nods, J Balvin with nine nods, and Karol G, Anuel AA, and Black Eyed Peas with eight each. The 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, produced and broadcasted live by Telemundo, will take place Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., kicking off at 7 p.m. ET with the one-hour red carpet special “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard,” followed by the three-hour Billboard Latin Music Awards.

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