The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards is set to air live on Sunday, March 11th at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. For the fifth straight year, the ceremony will celebrate the most talked about artists and songs heard throughout the last year across radio stations and the iHeartRadio app. Throughout the year, these artists have released hits that have impacted radio stations across the nation.
For the first time, iHeartRadio will be including fans in this year’s show. Fans will be able to vote for “Best Fan Army”, “Best Cover Song”, “Best Solo Breakout”, and even “Best Musician Pet”. Voting for these categories are now open at the iHeartRadio awards page. Don’t forget to vote! In the mean time, check out these Latino Superstars making their mark nationally and internationally!
1. Bruno Mars
While Bruno Mars maybe known for Uptwon Funk and 24K Magic, the pop star first started his career at the age of three, as a young Elvis impersonator. Moving to Los Angeles from his native Hawaii, Mars began his professional career where he made a splash with his hit, Nothin’ On You. Continuing on the success from his debut song, Mars has continuously made hits, which has earned him Male Artist of the Year nominee.
2. Camila Cabello
Cabello first made her debut in the all girl band, Fifth Harmony. Making her own spotlight in the band, she departed in 2016 to start her solo career. The young star made waves with her Latin influenced Havana, a homage to her birth country, Cuba. Her unique voice and smooth Latin influence has landed her as a Best New Pop Artist Nominee.
3. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
These Puerto Rican musicians made their mark on American radio stations with their release of Despacito and later the remix with pop superstar, Justin Beiber. Though both Fonsi and Yankee have had successful independent music careers, the collaboration on Despacito has landed them as Latin Song of the Year nominees.
4. J Balvin featuring Willy William
First J Balvin and Willy William released Mi Gente. It went viral and echoed through every radio station’s speaker. It became a bonafide hit and then, it was remixed with Beyoncé to help with aid relief in Puerto Rico. So, it being Latin Song of the Year, comes as no surprise.
5. Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias has been on the music scene for a while now. He as made hits in America and Latin America. With his hit Bialando, Iglesias brought back Latin flair to American music. Now being nominated with Latin Song of the Year, Iglesias set set to take over both, American and Latin radio stations.
Her pop hit Whenever made Shakira a superstar. Her collaborations with Latin and American artists solidified her as a versatile musician, and being a guest judge on NBC’s The Voice made Shakira even more adored by American fans. Her nominations as Latin Artist of the Year. Her hips definitely don’t lie.
As Latinx artists continue to make waves in America, iHeartRadio is dedicated to recognizing their contributions to music. The following nominees are artists to watch out for in the coming year:
Best New Latin Artist:
Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
“Adios Amor” – Christian Nodal
“Ella Es Mi Mujer” – Banda Carnaval
“Las Ultras” – Calibre 50
“Regresa Hermosa” – Gerardo Ortiz
“Siempre Te Voy A Querer” – Calibre 50
Regional Mexican Artist of the Year:
Banda Los Recoditos
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Best New Regional Mexican Artist:
Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes
Check out iHeartRadio for more information on these talented artists!