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Ozuna performs on stage during Univision's 'Premios Juventud' 2017 Celebrates The Hottest Musical Artists And Young Latinos Change-Makers at Watsco Center on July 6, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Univision)

Ozuna Makes History With 23 Billboard Latin Music Awards Nominations

The singer-songwriter is up for 23 nominations in 15 categories, setting a new record for the ceremony. 

Ozuna's back to back albums and monster collaborations have paid off in a major way. The 26-year-old is up for 23 nominations for the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards, setting a new record for the ceremony.

Announced Tuesday (Feb. 12), the singer-songwriter leads the diverse list of nominations including Hot Latin Songs Artist of the year, Male, Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year. His dominating work ethic also has him listed several times in the same category like Hot Latin Song (Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny's, “Te Boté” and DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B, “Taki Taki”) and Top Latin Album of the Year for his back to back projects Aura and Odisea.

Other leading contenders include J Balvin and Nicky Jam, with 13 each, Bad Bunny with 12, Daddy Yankee with eight and Cardi B with four. Other history-making moments include the increase of female nominees and the presence of women like Karol G and Natti Natasha in the Best New Artist category. Karol is also competing against Latin Trap sensation and boyfriend Anuel AA in the same category.

See the full list below.

Artist of the Year

 

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Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Ozuna

New Artist of the Year

Anuel AA
Karol G
Natti Natasha
Raymix

Tour of the Year

Jennifer Lopez
Luis Miguel
Romeo Santos
Shakira

Social Artist of the Year

 

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Anitta
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
Lali

Crossover Artist of the Year

Cardi B
Demi Lovato
DJ Snake
Drake

Hot Latin Song of the Year

Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Daddy Yankee, “Dura”
DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B, “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X”

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event

Bad Bunny featuring Drake, “MIA”
Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B, “Taki Taki”

Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X”

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male

Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Ozuna

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female

 

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Becky G
Jennifer Lopez
Karol G
Natti Natasha

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
T3r Elemento
Zion & Lennox

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year

Flow La Movie
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year

El Cartel
La Industria
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino

Airplay Song of the Year

Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Daddy Yankee, “Dura”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X”
Reik featuring Ozuna & Wisin, “Me Niego”

Airplay Label of the Year

Flow La Movie
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Airplay Imprint of the Year

Fonovisa
La Industria
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino

Digital Song of the Year

Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Daddy Yankee, “Dura”
DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B, “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X”

Streaming Song of the Year

Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Daddy Yankee, “Dura”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X”
Ozuna & Romeo Santos, “El Farsante”

Top Latin Album of the Year

Anuel AA, Real Hasta La Muerte
J Balvin, Vibras
Ozuna, Aura
Ozuna, Odisea

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male

J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female

Karol G
Mon Laferte
Rosalía
Shakira

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Aventura
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
T3r Elemento

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year

Glad Empire
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year

DimeloVi
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
VP Entertainment

Latin Pop Song of the Year

Enrique Iglesias featuring Bad Bunny, “El Baño”
Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato, “Echáme La Culpa”
Reik featuring Ozuna & Wisin, “Me Niego”
Shakira & Maluma, “Clandestino”

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Solo

Enrique Iglesias
Marco Antonio Solís
Sebastián Yatra
Shakira

Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

 

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CNCO
Maná
Piso 21
Reik

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year

Flow La Movie
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year

La Industria
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Album of the Year

CNCO, CNCO
Piso 21, Ubuntu
Rosalía, El Mal Querer
Sebastián Yatra, Mantra

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year

Gateway Music
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year

Capitol Latin
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina

Tropical Song of the Year

Carlos Vives, “Hoy Tengo Tiempo (Pinta Sensual)”
Romeo Santos featuring Ozuna, “Sobredosis”
Romeo Santos, “Centavito”
Silvestre Dangond & Nicky Jam, “Cásate Conmigo”

Tropical Artist of the Year, Solo

Carlos Vives
Marc Anthony
Prince Royce
Romeo Santos

Tropical Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Aventura
Buena Vista Social Club
Gente de Zona
La Sonora Dinamita

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year

LP
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year

Kiyavi
Sony Music Latin
Warner Latina
WK

Tropical Album of the Year

Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor García & La Sonora Sanjuanera, En Buena Compañía
La Sonora Dinamita, Súper Éxitos Vol. 1
Orquesta Akokán, Orquesta Akokán Canta: José “Pepito” Gómez
Victor Manuelle, 25/7

Tropical Albums Label of the Year

Sony Music Latin
The Orchard
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
World Circuit

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year

Norte
Sony Music Latin
The Orchard
Top Stop

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Mejor Me Alejo”
Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga, “Tu Postura”
La Adictiva Banda San José de Mesillas, “En Peligro de Extinción”
Raymix, “Oye Mujer”

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Solo

Christian Nodal
El Fantasma
Gerardo Ortiz
Raymix

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Calibre 50
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho
T3r Elemento

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year

DEL
Lizos
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year

DEL
Disa
Fonovisa
Lizos

Regional Mexican Album of the Year

Arsenal Efectivo, En La Fuga
Legado 7, Pura Lumbre
Lenin Ramírez, Bendecido
Raymix, Oye Mujer

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year

DEL
Lizos
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year

DEL
Disa
Fonovisa
Lizos

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year

Casper Mágico, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Daddy Yankee “Dura”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X”
Reik, featuring Ozuna & Wisin, “Me Niego”

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo

 

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Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

CNCO
Piso 21
Wisin & Yandel
Zion & Lennox

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year

Flow La Movie
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year

La Industria
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year

Anuel AA, Real Hasta La Muerte
J Balvin, Vibras
Ozuna, Aura
Ozuna, Odisea

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year

Glad Empire
Rimas
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year

DimeloVi (tie)
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino
VP Entertainment (tie)

Songwriter of the Year

 

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Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Juan Rivera Vazquez
Ozuna

Publisher of the Year

Ozuna Worldwide, BMI
SONY/ATV Discos Publishing LLC, ASCAP
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., BMI
WB Music Corp. ASCAP

Publishing Corporation of the Year

Kobalt Music
Sony/ATV Music
Universal Music
Warner/Chappell Music

Producer of the Year

Andrés Torres/ Mauricio Rengifo
Chris Jeday
DJ Snake
José Martin Velázquez

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Gloomy cloudy skies are looming over an industrial like setting dotted with huge heavy duty trucks, as beautiful young ladies clad in yellow jumpsuits surround Ozuna in the visuals for his new single, “Vacia Sin Mi” featuring Latin trap artist Darell.

The new track is centered around the plight behind a romance gone wrong, and Ozuna is denouncing the love interest that did him wrong.  Through a hypnotic slow beat, he sings on beat about wanting nothing to do with her. He’s moved on and so should she. Darell assists the singer with brash vocals, which sound like the Spanish version of rapper Future’s signature raspy syrupy drawl.

“We want to show people a completely new concept, always looking to surprise the fans that have always supported my artistic career,” Ozuna stated in a press release.  

“Vacia Sin Mi” is the 27 year-old’s latest single off his forthcoming project NIBURU, which will be released under the record label Dimelo Vi. Just recently, the reggaeton artist made history by garnering 23 nominations for the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

We’re curious to see what new music and sound his forthcoming project will bring. Last year, he told VIBE VIVA about his previous album, Aura and what it represents for him. "Aura" is what one reflects in the heart, what you bring into the world, and what people want to learn from you,” he said. “In this situation particularly, it reflects what I have learned from fame, from all this going around my life. I interpreted all that in this album. I made international collaborations, which is something that didn’t exist in the past.”

Watch the video for “Vacia Sin Mi” above.

 

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Two Former Cops Arrested For Murder Of Brazilian Politician and Activist Marielle Franco

Brazilian activist and councilwoman Marielle Franco was murdered almost a year ago on March 14 2018, along with her driver Anderson Gomes. Now almost a year since Franco's brutal murder, suspects have been named and arrested in the case.

"Two police officers were arrested for direct and effective participation in the crime," said Rio de Janeiro's state police secretary, Marcus Vinícius Braga. "With these arrests, we get close to solving the crime."

Franco was a well-known activist in Rio de Janeiro and she used her platform to speak out on police brutality and on the behalf of Black Brazilians who have been fighting the rampant racism in their country. Just a day before her death Franco had attended a discussion titled "Young Black Women Moving [Power] Structures" and just a couple of hours later was allegedly shot by the arrested suspect retired military officer Ronnie Lessa with the assistance of the expelled cop, and another suspect, Élcio Vieira Queiroz, who was driving the car.

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This is the first step towards justice for Franco and Gomes and it must not be the last.

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Bronx City Councilman Unveils Street In Memory Of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz

Honoring the victim in the tragic and fatal case of mistaken identity, a New York City street has been renamed in tribute to Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, CBS New York reports.

Guzman-Feliz was killed by members of the Trinitarios gang in the summer of 2018 after a group of its members mistakenly thought he was somebody else. He was 15. His story gained nationwide media coverage after footage showed multiple men attacking him with machetes.

It was announced that the Bathgate Avenue block would be renamed on July 25 and now nearly eight months later, the street sign has officially been unveiled. With both the family and city council members of the revel in tow, Councilman Ritchie Torres delivered a beautiful speech honoring the late Bronx native.

 

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“It is Junior’s memory that inspired the governor of New York to invest over $18 million in new funds for youth programming right here in the Bronx. It is Junior’s memory that inspired both the mayor and the City Council to bring new gang violence prevention services right here to the 48th Precinct," Torres said. "And it is Junior’s memory that inspired the Bronx borough president, partnering with New York State’s parks and the Fresh Air Fund, to create an upstate summer program for Bronx youth known as Camp Junior. These commemorations of Junior’s memory represent only the beginning. Junior’s impact will last as his spirit lives on.”

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