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Anuel AA, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee to perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Anuel AA, who won big last year, will perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in October, Billboard and Telemundo announced Monday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e955da5b25231555f33f3234f000dc98/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Anuel AA, who won big last year, will perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in October, Billboard and Telemundo announced Monday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Anuel AA, Pitbull, and Daddy Yankee will perform at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo announced Monday, less than a month away from the awards.

The awards show will broadcast live at 8 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21 from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., through Telemundo.

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Latin music star Anuel AA was named Artist of the Year at last year's awards where he made his red carpet debut with his girlfriend, Columbian singer, Karol G, where they announced their engagement.

Daddy Yankee already won big at the 32nd annual Premio Lo Nuestro award show honoring excellence in Latin Music. Some of his awards at the show included Artist of the Year and Crossover Collaboration of the Year for his track "Con Calma," featuring Snow and Remix of the Year for "Soltera (Remix)" featuring Lunay and Bad Bunny. Rapper Pitbull hosted the event.

The second wave of performers announced also includes Banda MS, Carlos Vives, Chesca, Jessie Reyez, Kendo Kaponi, Luis Fonsi, Manuel Turizo, Pablo Alboran, Paulina Rubio, Rauw, Alejandro, Raymix, Reik and Yandel.

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Billboard announced the finalists for awards back in February, which were originally scheduled for April, but delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bad Bunny and Ozuna leads the list of nominees with 14 nominations each. Daddy Yankee and J Balvin each received 12 nominations, and Anuel AA has 11 and Farruko has 10.

Billboard also announced last week that Armando Manzanero, an 84-year-old Mexican singer, musician and composer will receive the Billboard Lifetime Achievement Award during the show.

Awards are determined by actual sales, streaming, radio airplay and social data from Billboard's weekly charts over a one-year-period, according to Billboard.

The event will coincide with Billboard's Latin Music Week 30th anniversary, a three-day virtual event dedicated to Latin Music, culture and entertainment.

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