It's the first week in April, and spring is in the air and along with it comes the 25th Billboard Latin Music Awards celebration with additional artists confirmed yesterday. The night will include salsa, bachata, pop and many other music genres for all to enjoy.
For the salsa lovers there is the salsa music ambassador of 2014, Marc Anthony who has revolutionized salsa once again obtaining top spots worldwide in the music charts and top sales with his latest album "3.0". And it was at last year's Billboard Latin Music Awards that Marc premiered his number one top single hit "Vivir Mi Vida" worldwide. This year he is among the top Billboard Latin Music Award nominees, a total of 15. Marc indeed is in one of his most successful years of his career which also included the inauguration of the Niños de Cristo orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The new residence and learning center is the first orphanage to benefit from his Maestro Cares Foundation that will be the new home for about 100 children.
Another performer is the young prince of bachata music, Prince Royce who holds 16 nods. The singer, songwriter and record producer has four number one songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. His longest number one hit on the charts was "Darte Un Beso", from his latest album "Soy El Mismo". Royce is currently one of Telemundo's "La Voz Kids" reality singing competition coach for the second time.
The two top nominee contenders join the stellar artist lineup of Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Ricky Martin, David Bisbal, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho, and Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga. Also scheduled to perform is this year’s Billboard Hall of Fame Award honoree, the pop and rock singer and songwriter Franco De Vita.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest running and most prestigious Latin music awards show produced and broadcasted live by Telemundo, is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 starting with the celebrity red carpet event at 7 p.m./6 p.m. Central at BankUnited Center in Miami, Fla. The award's show is the finale to a week of the Billboard Latin Music Conference which starts Monday, April 21 through Wednesday, April 23.
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