Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee win big at 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards

The 26-year-old star – who was absent from the ceremony on Wednesday night (21.10.20) – took home the biggest accolade of the night, nabbing Artist of the Year, and six other prizes including Top Latin Album for ‘X 100PRE’ and Songwriter of the Year.

Yankee, 43, also won seven trophies, with six of those for his hit ‘Con Calma’, which was named Hot Latin Song of the Year, Airplay Song of the Year, Streaming Song of the Year and Digital Song of the Year.

The ‘Gasolina’ hitmaker and his collaborator Luis Fonsi’s mega-hit ‘Despacito’ was also crowned Latin Song of the Decade.

During his first acceptance speech, Yankee dedicated his accolade to those who have lost someone to coronavirus, and said music is “the best medicine”.

He said that these are “challenging times and [I] want to share this award with those who have been perseverant and those who have lost a loved one. Music continues to be the best medicine.”

Elsewhere, Enrique Iglesias was named Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of All Time, Maluma won the Spirit of Hope Award and Mexican legend Armando Manzanero won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ceremony – which was hosted by Gaby Espino – saw performances from the likes of Pitbull, Paulina Rubio and Anuel AA.

The show was broadcast live from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, but had no audience present due to COVID-19.

An abridged list of the winners is as follows:

Billboard Top Latin Artist of All Time:

Enrique Iglesias

Billboard Latin Song of the Decade Award:

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, ‘Despacito’

Billboard Spirit of Hope Award:


Billboard Hall of Fame Award:

Gallery: From Badlands to Born to Run: Bruce Springsteen’s greatest hits (BANG Showbiz)

  • Slide 1 of 11: Bruce Springsteen turned 71 on September 23.The American rock icon made his name in the 1970s and his albums all received critical acclaim but it was his 1975 LP 'Born to Run' which made him a global music star.The Boss' career has spanned over five decades and his legendary live shows with The E Street Band show no signs of stopping. On September 10, he announced his 20th studio album 'Letter to You' would be released in OctoberTo celebrate his birthday, here are Springsteen's 10 best songs...
  • Slide 2 of 11: ‘Prove It All Night’, released in 1978, might not have been Springsteen’s most commercially successful song, after all it only reached Number 33 on the US Billboard Hot 100, but he often plays it live due to its powerful opening guitar riff and explosive sax solo. The track was the first single released from Springsteen’s fourth studio album, ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ and took 49 takes to record.
  • Slide 3 of 11: Next up is the single ‘Atlantic City' which first appeared on Springsteen’s 1982 album ‘Nebraska’. It is the only track from the album which was included on his 1995 'Greatest Hits' LP. The accompanying music video was picked up by the fledgling MTV at the time but didn’t feature Springsteen himself and instead featured pictures of Atlantic City and was directed by Arnold Levine.Slide 4 of 11: ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ was released in 1993 and featured on the soundtrack for acclaimed drama movie 'Philadelphia', which starred Tom Hanks as lawyer Andy Beckett who is dismissed from his job for having AIDS. The track earned The Boss the Best Original Song Oscar in 1994 and went on to earn three Grammys. The song reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100.Slide 11 of 11: Top of the list has to be Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ from the 1975 album of the same name. The track was the first single of his to be released internationally, so as well as charting at number 16 in the US, it also reached the 23 spot in the UK charts. ‘Born to Run’ was the first song Springsteen wrote for a studio production, rather than a live performance and the song came at the crossroads of his career. After his first two albums sold poorly, his record label Columbia Records might have dropped him if he did not produce a hit. Luckily for everyone, he wrote the biggest hit of his entire career.

Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award:

Armando Manzanero

Artist of the Year:

Bad Bunny

Tour of the Year:

Jennifer Lopez

Crossover Artist of the Year:

Katy Perry

Top Latin Album of the Year:

Bad Bunny, ‘X 100PRE’

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male:

Bad Bunny

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female:

Karol G

Hot Latin Song of the Year:

Daddy Yankee featuring Snow, ‘Con Calma’

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female:

Karol G

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male:

Bad Bunny

Credit, Bang Showbiz

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