2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards: date, time, channel, performers

Jeff Pfeiffer

The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live on Telemundo April 30 at 7pm ET, from Miami. Actress and TV host Gaby Espino, and Mexican singer and actor Pedro Fernandez, will co-host the event.

NBC Universo (formerly mun2) will air a live simulcast of the awards. Prior to its simulcast of the ceremony starting at 8pm ET, NBC Universo will air Premios Billboard: All Access, an hourlong behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, at 7pm.

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Topping this year’s finalists are Romeo Santos (21 entries), Enrique Iglesias (19), J Balvin (12), Marc Anthony (7), Drake (7),  Descemer Bueno (6), Gente de Zona (6), Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda (6), Farruko (6) and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga (6). See a complete list of finalists here.

Along with the nominees and winners, the special will feature performances by Marc Anthony; Luis Fonsi; Nicky Jam; Gerardo Ortiz; duo Gente de Zona; Pedro Fernandez; Belinda; Juan Magan; Ne-Yo; Jennifer Lopez; Romeo Santos; Juanes; Natalia Jimenez (pictured above); AfroJack; Wisin; Daddy Yankee; Carlos Santana; J Balvin; Carlos Vives; Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda; Ana Gabriel; Lucero; Alejandro Sanz; and Roberto Carlos.

Jennifer Lopez’ performance will be a musical tribute to Tejano superstar Selena, who died 20 years ago this year and would have turned 44 on April 16. Lopez portrayed the singer in a 1997 film.

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Telemundo says it is planning an “unprecedented” digital and social presence for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Fans can follow the show via the following platforms:

Facebook: /LatinBillboards
Twitter: @LatinBillboards
Instagram: @LatinBillboards
Periscope: @LatinBillboards
Meerkat: @LatinBillboards
Snapchat: @Telemundo

The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards air live on Telemundo April 30 at 7pm ET. A live simulcast will air on NBC Universo starting at 8pm ET.

Premios Billboard: All Access airs at 7pm ET on NBC Universo.

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Original Telemundo release, in Spanish:

Billboard y TELEMUNDO anunciaron el día de hoy que la hermosa y talentosa actriz y presentadora de televisión Gaby Espino y el reconocido cantante y actor Mexicano Pedro Fernández serán los presentadores de los Premios Billboard de la Música Latina 2015 presentados por State Farm®. La ceremonia de mayor trayectoria y prestigio de la música Latina, será producida y transmitida en vivo por TELEMUNDO el jueves 30 de abril a las 7pm/6c desde el BankUnited Center en la Universidad de Miami en la Florida. Los seguidores podrán vivir toda la emoción del magno evento repleto de estrellas por Twitter e Instagram @LatinBillboards y Facebook.com/LatinBillboards, y unirse a la conversación mediante #Billboards2015.

En la cima de la lista de finalistas este año están Romeo Santos (21 veces finalista), Enrique Iglesias (19), J Balvin (12), Marc Anthony (7), Drake (7), Descemer Bueno (6), Gente de Zona (6), Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda (6), Farruko (6) y Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga (6).

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Natalia Jimenez rehearsing for the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards: John Parra/Telemundo

Jennifer Lopez: Courtesy of Telemundo

3 Comments

  1. Do you know what time Jennifer Lopez will be performing the “Tribute to Selena” during the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards tonight?
    Thank you for any information…

    • Tara, Telemundo did not give a breakdown of when performances are taking place, so I don’t know what time Jennifer Lopez will be performing. Sorry.

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