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Nicky Jam Tops First-Ever Latin American Music Awards Nominations

As Nicky Jam continues to gain traction in the crossover market, he is catapulted to the top of this year's first-ever Latin American Music Awards with six nominations. The reggaeton sensation is a prospect in major categories such as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Favorite Streaming Song thanks to his hit “El Perdón,” featuring Enrique Iglesias.

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Iglesias and Colombian superstar J Balvin (up for New Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist) follow Nicky Jam with five nods. Romeo Santos, Maná and Calibre 50 each have garnered four nominations, while Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez compete for Favorite Crossover Artist and Favorite Dance Song, respectively. The first-ever Spanish language award show (modeled after the American Music Awards) is bound to be a must-watch event for music lovers around the world.

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Tune into Telemundo Oct. 8. as the award show airs live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. See full nominees list, below.

New Artist of the Year

Chiquis Rivera

J Balvin

Maluma

Remmy Valenzuela

 

Artist of the Year

Calibre 50

Enrique Iglesias

Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda

Nicky Jam

Romeo Santos

 

Song of the Year

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“Contigo” – Calibre 50

“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Hilito” – Romeo Santos

“Fanática Sensual’ – Plan B

 

Album of the Year

“A Quien Quiera Escuchar” – Ricky Martin

“Cama Incendiada” – Maná

“Hoy Más Fuerte” – Gerardo Ortiz

“Los Dúo” – Juan Gabriel

“Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario” – Juan Gabriel

 

Favorite Female Artist

Chiquis Rivera

Fanny Lu

Gloria Trevi

Natalia Jiménez

Paulina Rubio

 

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock

Chayanne

Enrique Iglesias

Juan Gabriel

Marco Antonio Solís

Ricky Martin

 

Favorite Song – Urban

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“Pierdo La Cabeza” – Zion & Lennox

“Sígueme y te Sigo” – Daddy Yankee

 

Favorite Artist – Tropical

Chino y Nacho

Juan Luis Guerra

Romeo Santos

Victor Manuelle

 

Favorite Song – Tropical

“Hilito” – Romeo Santos

“La Gozadera” – Gente de Zona feat. Marc Anthony

“Me Voy Enamorando” – Chino y Nacho feat. Farruko

“Solita” – Prince Royce

 

Favorite Collaboration

“Como Yo Le Doy” – Pitbull & Don Miguelo

“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Mi Verdad” – Maná feat. Shakira

“Nota de Amor” – Wisin & Carlos Vives feat. Daddy Yankee

 

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock

Camila

Jesse & Joy

Maná

Reik

 

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock

“Mi Verdad” –Maná

“La Mordidita” – Ricky Martin feat. Yotuel

“Perdón” – Camila

 

Favorite Male Artist – Regional Mexican

Gerardo Ortiz

Luis Coronel

Régulo Caro

 

Favorite Duo or Group – Regional Mexican

Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Calibre 50

Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda

 

Favorite Song – Regional Mexican

“Háblame De Ti” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

“Y Así Fue” – Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda

“Contigo” – Calibre 50

 

Favorite Male Artist – Urban

J Balvin

Nicky Jam

Don Omar

Daddy Yankee

Yandel

 

Favorite Duo or Group – Urban

Gente de Zona

Plan B

Zion & Lennox

 

Favorite Crossover Artist

Demi Lovato

Ellie Goulding

Meghan Trainor

Natalie La Rose

OMI

 

Favorite Dance Song

“Where Are U Now” – Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber

“I Want You To Know” – Zedd feat. Selena Gomez

“Lean On” – Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ

“You Know You Like It” – DJ Snake &  AlunaGeorge

“Back It Up” – Prince Royce feat. Jennifer Lopez

 

Favorite Streaming Song

“El Perdón” – Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias

“Travesuras” – Nicky Jam

“Ay Vamos” – J Balvin

“Háblame de Ti” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

“Fanática Sensual” – Plan  B

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It's About Time: Cypress Hill Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Cypress Hill doesn't always get the credit they deserve for their impact on hip-hop history, but they've been honored forever with a revered star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With a career of 30 years, the legacy of the four-man group of B-Real, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog, and Eric Bobo (along with former member Mellow Man Ace) includes six platinum albums and 90s zeitgeist songs like "How I Could Just Kill A Man," "Insane In The Brain," and "Hand On The Pump." They released their self-titled debut in 1991 and the chart-topping follow-up Black Sunday two years later,  and have continued creating ever since, releasing their ninth and latest album Elephants On Acid in September 2018. Cypress Hill are considered West Coast rap legends, and the first Latino rap group to have multiple gold and platinum records. Anchored by Muggs' gloomy, gritty production and B-Real's nasal, charismatic rhymes, Cypress Hill is as much a part of rap history as anyone.

The group's ceremony included speeches from Latino comedian George Lopez and fellow West Coast rap legend Xzibit, who said 'it's about time' before detailing the group's illustrious career.

Xzibit pointed out Cypress Hill not only brought Latino representation in an industry that largely lacked it, but that they were staunch marijuana advocates way before today's growing legalization.

"The Grammy-nominated group showed us stoned is indeed the way of the walk. Long before the days of legal dispensaries and medical marijuana, Cypress Hill were advocates of that sticky icky icky oooh wee!" Xzibit shared. "...Cypress Hill are pioneers in their own right. Their accomplishments and accolades reach deep in the roots and history books of hip-hop, and today is another chapter in that saga. Yo B-Real, Sen Dog, Muggs, Bobo: you are our Rolling Stones, Ungrateful Dead, you are the West Coast Public Enemy."

Lopez insisted that out of all the 2,600 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, "there are none more important than the one we're about to unveil for Cypress Hill. There's a lot of actors, there's a lot of comedians, there's a lot of entertainers who are on this (Walk of Fame). But there's only one cypress hill, the first Latino hip-hop group. But to everyone who lives the American dream, not the last Latino hip-hop group to ever be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."

Cypress Hill's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled pic.twitter.com/cNtpIUd8Xg

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Cypress Hill To Make History With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

After 30 years in hip-hop, Cypress Hill is due to make history with their latest accolade. The multi-platinum selling group is set to become the first Latino American hip-hop collective to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The induction ceremony, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, takes place on April 18 in front of Greenleaf Restaurant located on Hollywood Blvd.

George Lopez and Xzibit will help unveil the star alongside Rana Ghadban, president & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The free ceremony is open to the public and will be live streamed via WalkofFame.com.

“We are proud to honor the first Latino American hip-hop recording group,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame said in a press release. “They have been successful as a group for three decades and we know they will continue their success for many years to come.”

Cypress Hill, comprised of B Real, Sen Dog, DJ Muggs, and Eric “Bobo” Correa, is noted as the first Latino-American hip-hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum selling albums with more than 18 million records worldwide. In the early 1990s, Cypress Hill became the first rap group to have two albums in the Billboard 200 thanks to the success of their self-titled double-platinum debut and their sophomore effort, Black Sunday. The album went on to sell more than three million copies and spawned the rap classic “Insane in the Membrane.”

Cypress Hill released their ninth studio album, Elephants On Acid, last year. Following the Walk of Fame induction ceremony, the group will perform at the famous Whiskey a Go Go club in Hollywood.

 

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Join us for our induction to the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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Miguel Drops Spanish-Language EP 'Te Lo Dije'

In an ode to his Mexican heritage, Miguel has released a five-track project that is the Spanish/Spanglish version of his 2017 War & Leisure album. Te Lo Dije features collaborations with fellow Spanish-speaking artists Kali Uchis, C. Tangana, Dante Spintetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, as well as Mexican Mariachi girl band, Flor de Toloache.

Miguel's Spanish-language project is one that he has been teasing his fans with, hence the name of the EP, Te Lo Dije. The phrase means "I told you so" in Spanish and also happens to be the name of a song on the EP. On this collaborative effort, Miguel is mixing in his R&B vibes with his Latin ties, so for fans looking for a mixture of both, they can listen the Spanish version of his hit, "Sky Walker" featuring Spinetta and Horvilleur. Uchis can also be found on "Carmelo Duro" showing off her Colombian roots.

This is the 33-year-old artist's first Spanish-language project and he even said that he thinks he likes "these songs better in Spanish." The R&B artist took to his Instagram account to his express his excitement on Te Lo Dije, as well as give props to people who helped him through the process.

"FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR," he wrote. "TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español)."

 

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FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR ! TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español) I want to thank my cousin @yeyasmiles and @flordetoloache, @kaliuchis and @c.tangana and everyone that helped me translate these songs 🙏🏾. I think you might like these better in Spanish. Enjoy . Love you

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Make sure to listen to Te Lo Dije here.

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