The Dominican Natti Natasha leads, with 15 nominations, the feminine push in the Premio Lo Nuestro nominations, which recognize the most successful artists of Latin music in the United States, followed by the Colombian J. Balvin and the Puerto Rican Bad Bunny, with 12 each.
“In shock yet, but with an immense happiness in the heart, this is a gift from God and from you that make all this possible, they are part of every moment, of every song, of every blessing. voice for women, “said the singer-songwriter on her Instagram account after hearing the news.
The Dominican, the first woman in the last decade to get so many nominations, leads the list of candidates for these popular voting awards, according to the list published today on the Univision website, which organizes and awards the awards on February 21. at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
Natti Natasha was nominated for the categories of single of the year, for “Who Knows”, collaboration of the year for the duet with the Colombian Silvestre Dangond “Justice” and best female artist of the urban genre, among others.
In the category of remix of the year appears with the songs “Dura Remix”, with the Californian Becky G and the Puerto Rican Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny, and with “The bathroom”, along with the Spanish Enrique Iglesias and Bad Bunny.
However, it does not appear in the list of aspiring best artist of the year, where the Mexican Christian Nodal and the Colombians Carlos Vives, Maluma and J Balvin appear.
The latter won 12 nominations and is the only artist with more than ten nominations that is included in the category of artist of the year, candidacy that adds to those of simple and song of the year, for “X”, with Nicky Jam.
With twelve also appear Bad Bunny and ten also Puerto Rican Ozuna, in a reflection of the dominance of urban genre in Spanish music, which tops the lists of radio, streaming and sales.
Ozuna also was happy of the announcement and thanked on Instagram his ten candidatures to a public that never “abandons” him.
Other women who received multiple nominations were the American of Mexican descent Becky G with seven, the Colombian Karol G, with three, and the Brazilian Anitta with four, among them the category of revelation artist of the year.
Other artists who got a high number of nominations were Nicky Jam, with eight, and Wisin and Maluma, with seven each.
Among the most nominated songs were “I Refuse” the collaboration of Reik, Ozuna and Wisin, “X” by Nicky Jam and J. Balvin, “Justice”, with Silvestre Dangond and Natti Natasha, and “Half and half”, from the Mexican regional music band Caliber 50.
All of them compete in the song category of the year, which is also “Hoy tengo tiempo” by Carlos Vives.
This year, Premio Lo Nuestro included new categories as social artist of the year and extended to ten nominees for best video and tour of the year, and no longer have the disc of the year, as a reflection of the current situation of the industry that works through the release of singles without an album that encompasses them.
In the Mexican regional music, those who got more nominations were the boys of the Sinaloan band Caliber 50, with five, two of them in the general categories, in single and song of the year.
Meanwhile, in the tropical genre, Silvestre Dangond, Carlos Vives, the Puerto Rican Víctor Manuelle and the Dominican Juan Luis Guerra stood out.
The selection of the nominees for Premio Lo Nuestro is based on the 1,000 songs that most played at Uforia Radio stations, belonging to Univisión, between January 1 to October 31, 2018, except Video of the Year categories, Tour of the Year and Social Artist of the Year.
The winners are the result of a public vote from today until January 22 in the United States and Puerto Rico on the Univision website.