Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Latin urban singer Nicky Jam leads the nominees for the first Latin American Music Awards with six nominations.

The fan-voted awards show, to air Oct. 8 from Hollywood, California, on Telemundo (9 p.m. Eastern), will feature performances in both English and Spanish from Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi, Gerardo Ortiz and Italian pop trio Il Volo. Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias and Colombian newcomer J Balvin have five nominations each; Calibre 50, Mana and Romeo Santos have four nominations each.

Starting Tuesday, fans can vote online for nominees in 20 categories, including artist of the year, new artist, favorite collaboration and favorite streaming song, at or via Twitter.

The program will be broadcast simultaneously on NBC Universo.