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Singer Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' sweeps Billboard Latin Music Awards 2018 with 6 wins; Full list of winners inside

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 April 2018, 15:55 IST
(Billboard )

The most-played song of 2017 “Despacito” swept the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards, winning six trophies: hot Latin song of the year; hot Latin song of the year, vocal event; airplay song of the year; digital song of the year; streaming song of the year; and Latin pop song of the year.

The celebration of the song “Despacito,” that revived global interest in Latin music, was a fitting way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. 

Although, “Despacito” was not performed on Thursday night, however, the song had its live debut at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards), and its effect was far-reaching. Producers Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo won producer of the year for the song, and Daddy Yankee -- one of the track’s co-writers (and featured artists) -- was the big winner of the evening with eight awards as per Billboard website. 

Check out the list below to see who won big at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year:

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi

Ozuna -- WINNER

New artist of the year

Christian Nodal -- WINNER

Alta Consigna

Bad Bunny

El Fantasma y Banda Populares del Llano

Tour of the Year:

Marc Anthony

Ricardo Arjona

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull -- WINNER

Marco Antonio Solis

Social Artist of the Year:

Maluma -- WINNER

J Balvin

Jennifer Lopez

Shakira

Crossover Artist of the Year:

Beyonce

Justin Bieber -- WINNER

Little Mix

Ed Sheeran

SONG CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER

J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente”

Maluma, “Felices Los 4”

Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER

J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente”

Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”

Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:

J Balvin

Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi -- WINNER

Ozuna

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:

Becky G

Jennifer Lopez

Natti Natasha

Shakira -- WINNER

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizarraga

Calibre 50 -- WINNER

CNCO

Zion & Lennox

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year:

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latin Entertainment -- WINNER

VP Entertainment

Warner Latina

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year:

Def Jam

Raymond Braun

Schoolboy

Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Airplay Song of the Year:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER

J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente”

Maluma, “Felices Los 4”

Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Airplay Label of the Year:

DEL

Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Warner Latina

Airplay Imprint of the Year:

Fonovisa

Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Universal Music Latino

WK

Digital Song of the Year:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER

J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente” =

Maluma, “Felices Los 4”

Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”

Streaming Song of the Year:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER

J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente”

Maluma, “Felices Los 4”

Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”

ALBUM CATEGORIES

Top Latin Album of the Year:

J Balvin, “Energia”

Nicky Jam, “Fenix” -- WINNER

Ozuna, “Odisea”

Shakira, “El Dorado”

Top Latin Compilation Album of the Year:

“Dance Latin #1 Hits 2.0: Los Exitos Del Momento” -- WINNER

“Mexillennials: Los Exitos De Una Nueva Generacion”

“Summer Latin Hits 2017”

“Trap Capos: Season 1”

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:

J Balvin

Romeo Santos -- WINNER

Nicky Jam

Ozuna

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female:

Alejandra Guzman

Karol G

Shakira -- WINNER

Gloria Trevi

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga -- WINNER

Calibre 50

CNCO

Los Plebes Del Rancho de Ariel Camacho

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:

Lizos

Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Warner Latina

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:

Capitol Latin

DEL

Sony Music Latin -- WINNER

Universal Music Latino

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo:

Luis Fonsi

Enrique Iglesias

Juanes

Shakira -- WINNER

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:

CNCO -- WINNER

Jesse & Joy

Mana

Reik

Latin Pop Song of the Year

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER

Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, “Subeme La Radio”

Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”

Shakira, “Me Enamore”

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First published: 27 April 2018, 15:55 IST
 
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