Every Category Bad Bunny Is a Finalist In At 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Telemundo and Billboard have unveiled the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, with Bad Bunny taking the lead as a 22-time finalist.

The Puerto Rican superstar is a finalist for 22 awards in 13 categories including artist of the year and songwriter of the year. Ozuna still holds the record as a 23-time finalist in 15 categories at the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards. He also broke the record as the top winner ever taking home 11 awards that year.

At the 2021 awards, Bad Bunny competes against himself in multiple categories, including streaming song of the year — where four out of five titles are his — and all three of his albums released in 2020 are up for the title of top Latin album of the year.

His Jhay Cortez-assisted “Dakiti” alone is a six-time finalist. The track spent 27 weeks at No. 1 in Hot Latin Songs, becoming the fourth-most in history following Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” Enrique Iglesias, Gente de Zona, and Descemer Bueno’s “Bailando” and “El Perdon” by Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias.

His set YHLQMDLG spent 29 weeks at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums, fifth-most in history following Gloria Estefan’s Mi Tierra, his own X 100PRE, Ozuna’s Odisea, and Selena’s Dreaming of You.

The 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards, produced and broadcasted live by Telemundo, will take place Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Fla., kicking off at 7 p.m. ET with the one-hour red carpet special “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard,” followed by the three-hour Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The special event will coincide with Billboard Latin Music Week, returning to Miami from Sept. 20 to 25. The weeklong event celebrates Latin music, culture, and entertainment with exclusive performances, one-of-a-kind conversations, workshops, showcases, and on-the-ground consumer moments. For more information and registration, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.

Below, check out all of the categories Bad Bunny is a finalist in:

Overall, Bad Bunny is a finalist for:

Artist of the Year
Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male
Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male
Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo
Songwriter of the Year

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez’s “Dákiti”:

Categories: Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event; Hot Latin Song of the Year; Airplay Song of the Year; Sales Song of the Year; Streaming Song of the Year; & Latin Rhythm Song of the Year

On the Charts: No. 1 peak on Hot Latin Songs (27 weeks), No. 1 peak on Latin Airplay, and No. 5 peak on the Hot 100

Bad Bunny & Rosalia’s “La Noche de Anoche”:

Category: Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:

On the Charts: No. 1 peak on Latin Airplay (2 weeks), No. 2 peak on Hot Latin Songs, and No. 53 peak on the Hot 100

Bad Bunny’s “Vete”:

Category: Streaming Song of the Year

On the Charts: No. 1 peak on Hot Latin Songs (4 weeks), No. 1 peak on Latin Airplay (1 week), and No. 33 peak on the Hot 100

Bad Bunny’s “Yo Perreo Sola”:

Categories: Streaming Song of the Year & Latin Rhythm Song of the Year

On the Charts: No. 1 peak on Latin Airplay (2 weeks), No. 2 peak on Hot Latin Songs, and No. 53 peak on the Hot 100

Bad Bunny, Jowell & Randy & Ñengo Flow,’s “Safaera”:

Category: Streaming Song of the Year

On the Charts: No. 4 peak on Hot Latin Songs and No. 81 peak on the Hot 100

Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG album:

Categories: Top Latin Album of the Year & Latin Rhythm Album of the Year

On the Charts: No. 2 peak on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 peak on Top Latin Albums (39 weeks)

Bad Bunny’s Las Que No Iban a Salir album:

Categories: Top Latin Album of the Year & Latin Rhythm Album of the Year

On the Charts: No. 7 peak on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 peak on Top Latin Albums (1 week)

Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour del Mundo album:

Categories: Top Latin Album of the Year & Latin Rhythm Album of the Year

On the Charts: No. 1 peak on the Billboard 200 (1 week) and No. 1 peak on Top Latin Albums (27 weeks)

Considered the longest-running awards show in Latin music, the Billboard Latin Music Awards is the only awards show to honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music as determined by the sales, streaming radio airplay, and social data that informs Billboard’s weekly charts during a one-year period.

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