Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016

  April 25-28 2016
Host Billboard Latin Music Awards 2015
Miami, United States

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016 Nominees

Check complete list of 2016 Billboard Latin Music Award nominees

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016 Winners

Check complete list of 2016 Billboard Latin Music Award winners 


The Billboard Awards and magazine have been an important part of the music industry. The publication was instrumental in charting the success and airplay of many recordings by artists.

Historical Background:

Billboard charts have instrumental in helping many artists achieve phenomenal success and this started a new trend. The Billboard Latin Music Awards started in 1990 – not only one can expect to see artists receiving the Spirit of Hope and Lifetime achievement awards, but also awards handed out by the broadcasting company.

The live broadcast of this event began in 1999 on the Telemundo network. It was easily the highest rated musical event to be watched – people from North and South America, Puerto Rico and even in Eastern Europe.


This is one of the most prestigious Awards ceremonies on the Latin Music scene. Awards are handed out for Popular Album, Popular Song, Best Performer and a few other criteria. Information like sales, how often a song gets played on air and other data are compiled and used to determine awards. There are a lot of well known artists and several genres as well – Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estafan, Jenni Rivera, Don Omar, Chino and Nacho, Ilegales, N’Klabe are just some of the artists.


Some of the categories to watch for are Artist of the Year, New Artist, Tour of the Year, Social Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Crossover Artist of the Year and many more. For a more comprehensive list and other details, check out the official website.

When and Where:

The 2015 event is slated to be held in Miami as well, from April 27th to April 30th. The 2016 event is slated to be held in Miami, from Monday 25th April  to Thursday 28th April 2016.