Telemundo announced today that millennial actress and Latin music phenomenon Becky G and international actor and singer Diego Boneta will share hosting duties at the upcoming third annual “Latin American Music Awards” (Latin AMAs). Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the awards ceremony will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, at 9pm/8c on Thursday, October 26, 2017, and will be preceded by the red-carpet pre-show “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs” at 8pm/7c.
At only 20-years old, Becky G’s star achievements as a singer, songwriter and actress already include a number one hit on the Billboard Latin Charts (“Can’t Get Enough” with Pitbull), multi-platinum hit “Shower,” guest-starring in the FOX Emmy-winning series “Empire,” and a starring role in the Power Rangers Film. The Mexican-American star, who has close to 20 million followers on social media, released her most recent single, Spanish-language urban-pop song “Mayores” featuring Bad Bunny in July and it has become an immediate smash hit. Currently No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, “Mayores” is on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart. “Mayores” also debuted at No. 5 on Billlboard’s Latin Digital Songs Sales chart, earning Becky G her fifth Top Ten hit on the chart. The artist has the second-most top ten hits among female artists. She was recently recognized as one of Rolling Stone’s “18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture,” one of Billboard’s “21 Under 21,” and was honored by her home city of Inglewood, California for contributions to the Hispanic community. The RCA/Sony Music Latin recording artist is working on two upcoming albums, one in Spanish and the other in English and will soon be heard as the lead voice talent on the upcoming animated film “Gnome Alone.”
Diego Boneta, who will soon play Luis Miguel on Telemundo’s television series based on the life of the internationally renowned music superstar and Grammy-award-winning multi-platinum recording artist, got his start on the Spanish-language television series “Rebelde,” one of the most popular and longest-running novelas across Latin America. His self-titled debut album earned him two Top 10 hits in Mexico and achieved Gold status in Chile and Brazil. He then transitioned into U.S. television with roles on “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Pretty Little Liars,” among many others. His true rise to fame came in 2012 when he starred opposite Tom Cruise in New Line’s adaptation of the musical “Rock of Ages,” which earned him both the Cinemacon’s “Rising Star of the Year” award and an Alma Award for best actor. He was named one of L.A. Times “Faces to Watch” in 2014, and was featured in Bruce Weber’s new “Rising Star” campaign that same year. Most recently Boneta was part of the FOX horror-comedy series “Scream Queens,” co-starring Emma Roberts, as well as Imagine Entertainment’s “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,” opposite Vincent D’Onofrio and Rodrigo Santoro.
The 2017 Latin AMA’s will feature performances by Abraham Mateo, Alejandra Guzman, Angeles, Banda MS, Bad Bunny, Bacilos, Becky G, Camila Cabello, Chayanne, Chiquis Rivera, Christian Nodal, Fifth Harmony, Gente de Zona, Gloria Trevi, Jesse & Joy, Manuel Medrano, Natalia Jimenez, Pablo Alboran, Pitbull, Prince Royce, and Wisin.
The awards ceremony will also feature an array of award presenters including: Angelica Celaya, Carlos Gomez, Dascha Polanco, Don Francisco, Emeraude Toubia, Erika Ender, Julio Vaqueiro, Lambda Garcia, Manuel Turizo, Mariana Seoane, Regulo Caro, Santiago Ramundo and Ulises Chaidez y Sus Plebes.
The “Latin AMAs” honors artists in the genres of Pop/Rock, Regional Mexican, Urban, and Tropical, as well as categories for Favorite Crossover Artist, Favorite Collaboration, New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, among others. The “Latin AMAs” nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including (but not limited to) sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound.
Fans from the United States and Puerto Rico have until October 17 to place their vote online for their favorite artists at www.LatinAMAs.com/vota, and fans worldwide can vote via Twitter by posting a tweet that contains first and last name of the nominee, category and the hashtag #LatinAMAs.
Fans can keep up with the latest news following “Latin AMAs” on social media and joining the conversation by using the official hashtag #LatinAMAs.