Nicky Jam will be honored and perform at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards – Billboard

Nicky Jam will receive the Billboard Hall of Fame award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo announced Tuesday, September 13.

The special prize will recognize the reggaetón artist, actor and entrepreneur for his prolific work that transcends musical genres and languages. He is also set to perform at the awards show, which will take place on Thursday, September 29 at Watsco Canter in Miami and will be broadcast live on Telemundo starting at 7 p.m. ET.

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Nicky now joins former Billboard Hall of Fame honorees including Alejandro Fernández, Banda El Recodo, Carlos Vives, Daddy Yankee, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Franco de Vita, Joan Sebastian, José José, Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solís, Mongo Santamaria, Rocío Dúrcal and Vicente Fernández.

Born Nick Rivera Caminero, the half-Puerto Rican, half-Dominican star is considered one of the pioneers of reggaetón with over three decades of music. The 13-time Billboard Latin Music Award winner is known for his No. 1 Hot Latin Songs hits such as his Enrique Iglesias-assisted “El Perdón,” which topped the chart for 30 weeks in 2015, and “Hasta El Amanecer”, who ruled for 18 weeks. Currently, he is making the rounds with his singles “Sin Novia” and “Ojos Rojos”, which topped the Latin Airplay and Latin Rhythm Airplay charts in April.

As has been the case for more than 20 years, the Billboard Latin Music Awards – which will air simultaneously on Telemundo, Universo, Peacock and the Telemundo app and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional – coincide with BillboardThe annual Latin Music Week, the largest and most important gathering of the Latin music industry, runs from September 26 to October 26. 1.

Nicky is also confirmed to speak at Latin Music Week, alongside confirmed guests Chayanne, Maluma, Grupo Firme, Camilo, Ivy Queen and Romeo Santos, among many others. It will also feature the launch of Billboard Español, Billboard‘s new entirely Spanish site, which will go live in September. To register and get information about Billboard Latin Music Week, go to billboardlatinmusicweek.com.

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