What to Expect at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards - NBC4 Washington

What to Expect at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards



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    In this file photo, host Jennifer Lopez speaks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.

    One of the biggest nights in Latin music is back.

    This year's awards will have celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi and Nicky Jam take the stage to honor the success of this year's Latin music newcomers and new collaborations. 

    Jam and Colombian singer Shakira lead the list of finalists with nine nominations, and singer J Balvin received seven nominations.

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    The Billboard Music Awards will also have its first television debut of Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's record-breaking hit "Despacito."

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    Carlos Ponce and Kate del Catillo will be the hosts of the big night, and along with them, actors like Eva Longoria and Demin Bichir will be presenting awards to their favorite stars.

    While the "Olvdame y Pega La Vuelta" singer will debut a new song from her highly anticipated Spanish album, she'll also be receiving the coveted Premio de la Estrella. This will be J.Lo's second time taking the legendary stage.

    Watch Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. on Telemundo.