Ozuna, Carlos Vives, Bad Bunny, CNCO, Banda MS and Karol G Promise Exhilarating Performances When They Hit the Stage of the

Prestigious Awards Show in Las Vegas

Miami, FL – March 14, 2019 – Telemundo announced today an impressive line-up of some of the biggest stars in Latin music to perform at the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards. These include: urban Latin music phenomenon Ozuna, vallenato sensation Carlos Vives, Latin trap star Bad Bunny, millennial pop sensation CNCO, popular regional Mexican group Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, and Colombian reggaeton star Karol G. The exciting event will broadcast live on Telemundo Thursday, April 25 at 8pm/7c from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The show will also air simultaneously on Spanish-language entertainment cable network, Universo, and throughout the Americas via Telemundo Internacional. Tickets to the event are now on sale at AXS.com, the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino box offices or by calling (702) 632-7777.


The top finalist this year, Ozuna, who is up for 15 awards, has disrupted industry standards and has smashed records within his newly established music career. In the midst of his sold-out “Odisea World Tour 2018,” his maiden album Odisea remained atop the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for 46 consecutive weeks, becoming the most successful debut album in history, and debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 chart. Ozuna has placed 59 songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and holds 16 songs in the top 10.


Carlos Vives has been offering his traditional vallenato and cumbia sounds since the beginning of his musical career in 1986. For the past 32 years, his songs such as “La Gota Fría” and “Tierra del Olvido” have become timeless pieces that transcend generations. His songs “Fruta Fresca” and “Déjame Entrar” have hit No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs, Latin Airplay, and Tropical Songs Airplay charts. The renowned artist, who is up for two awards this year, also earned a total of 24 entries on the Tropical Songs Airplay chart, including “Volví a Nacer” and “Hoy Tengo Tiempo (Pinta Sensual)” which made it to No. 1. To top it off, he procured three No.1s on the Top Latin Albums chart, including the hit Corazón Profundo which topped the chart for two weeks.


Puerto Rican Latin trap singer Bad Bunny, who is up for 11 awards, first gained notoriety for his  2017 breakthrough single, “Soy Peor,” followed by a number of hits and notable appearances, including “I Like It,” his collaboration with  Cardi B and J Balvin which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the Latin Airplay chart, he garnered three No.1s including "Mayores" with Becky G, "El Baño" with Enrique Iglesias, both of which reigned for one week, and "MIA," featuring Drake, topped the chart for six weeks. In 2018 he was the second artist with most Hot Latin Songs entries (27) behind only Ozuna (43).


Pop phenomenon, CNCO, which won for Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group in 2018, is up for three awards this year. The group made its Billboard chart debut on February 2016 with “Tan Fácil”, which peaked to No. 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart (May 14, 2016). They have a total of 10 entries on the Hot Latin Songs chart, two of which went top 10, including the above mentioned “Tan Fácil” and “Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)” with Little Mix, which hit No. 6 on April 27. Their sophomore album CNCO debuted at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts.


Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga also known as Banda MS, is up for four awards this year. They debuted in 2004 with their album No Podras. Their album Que Bendicion reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. They have garnered 10 No. 1 titles on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, including their 2016 hit “Tengo Que Colgar” which topped the list for 11 weeks, proving the popularity of this music genre.


Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter, and three-time finalist Karol G is one of the leading female voices of Latin urban music. Karol G has garnered many No. 1 hits including: “Dame Tu Cosita” – with Pitbull, and El Chombo, featuring Cutty Ranks, which topped the Hot Latin Songs chart for two weeks starting May 12, 2018. She earned three No. 1 hits on both the Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm charts including: Mi Cama” with J Balvin featuring Nicky Jam (Aug. 2018), through Luis Fonsi’s “Calypso” remix (Sept. 2018), and “Creeme” with Maluma (March 2019).


Exclusive content about this year’s three-hour ceremony, as well as the complete list of finalists, can be found at PremiosBillboard.com, the official website of the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Fans can be part of the action of the star-studded event following @LatinBillboards across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat as TeamTelemundo, and join the conversation using #Billboards2019.


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The awards are the culmination of Billboard’s Latin Music Week, which will take place on April 22-25 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now in its 29th year, Latin Music Week & Conference is the biggest and longest-running event dedicated to Latin Music in the world. The most respected conference in Latin music, will bring the top artists, executives and power players in the industry together for a week of concerts, showcases, interviews, keynotes and industry panels. For information visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com or email conferences@billboard.com


About Billboard Media Group:

Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 25.5M+ million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and creates more than 160M+ cross-platform video views per month. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Travis Scott, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, BTS, and more. In December 2018, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year, was live-streamed globally on Twitter. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired Spin Media’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 41 Million + unique visitors and more than 20% of U.S. millennials.


About Ants TV Production, Inc.:

Ants TV Production, Inc. is an international company specialized in management, creative and production services for the entertainment and television industry. For the past 25 years and with Tony Mojena as its principal, Ants TV Production, Inc. has been in charge of some of the most important TV productions, artist management, concert productions, event management, corporate clients and creative concept development for TV and Radio networks. Ants TV Production, Inc. is a full production powerhouse with a proven, successful turnkey operation and counts with the most qualified experts and experienced professionals in the industry. Ants TV Production, Inc.  specializes in a variety of TV show formats, live televised and non-televised events providing high quality production and creative services with world class technology.


About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Noticias, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 28 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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