Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Billboard Latin Music Awards
Awarded for Outstanding chart performance
Country United States
Presented by Billboard
First awarded 1994
Official website

The Billboard Latin Music Awards grew out of the Billboard Music Awards program from Billboard magazine, an industry publication charting the sales and radio airplay success of musical recordings. The Billboard awards are the Latin music industry’s longest running and most prestigious award.[1] Originally launched as the Billboard Latin Music Conference in 1990,[2] the first awards began in 1994.[3] In addition to awards given on the basis of success on the Billboard charts, the ceremony includes the Spirit of Hope award for humanitarian achievements and the Lifetime Achievement award, as well as awards by the broadcasting partner. The Billboard Latin Music includes entrants from the United States, Latin America, and Spain, although other countries are eligible if an artist performs Latin music.[4]

Since 1999, the awards ceremony has been broadcast on the television network Telemundo, where it became the network's highest-rated music special. The broadcast not only extends throughout the Americas and Puerto Rico, but also to such countries as Romania.[5] The latest event was held in Miami, Florida on April 24, 2014, where Marc Anthony won 10 awards.[6] Billboard also presents three special awards during the ceremony: the Spirit of Hope for artists who have dedicated their career to philanthropy, the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize an artist's career in the Latin music industry, and occasionally the Latin Music Hall of Fame to honor a musical personality who has largely contributed to the Latin music genre.


  1. "TELEMUNDO IS READY FOR THE BIG NIGHT: THE 2014 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS PRESENTED BY STATE FARM® LIVE APRIL 24 AT 7PM/6C". NBCUniversal. November 25, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Lannert, John (May 8, 1993). "Latin Music Conference". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 105 (19): 35. Retrieved August 24, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lannert, John (May 21, 1994). "First Latin Music Awards Recognize Range of Talent". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 106 (32): LM-52. Retrieved June 3, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Aguila, Justino (January 9, 2014). "Billboard and CLIOs Launch Revamped Latin Music & Marketing Awards". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Production of Telemundo's Latin Music Award Extravaganza Gets Bigger and Better". Hispanic PR Wire. April 25, 2003.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards WINNERS". Billboard. April 25, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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