Kali Uchis & More Win in Latin Categories at Billboard Music Awards – Billboard

Kali Uchis and Bad Bunny were the big winners of the Latin categories at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards — held Sunday (May 15) — where each took home two awards.

The Puerto Rican hitmaker won top Latin artist and top Latin male artist. Most recently, Bunny notched his second chart-topping album on the Billboard 200 as his latest release, Un Verano Sin Ti, debuted at No. 1 (on the May 21-dated chart). The set marks the second all-Spanish-language album to reach No. 1 on the chart. The first was Bad Bunny’s 2020 album El Último Tour del Mundo.


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Meanwhile, Uchis scored top Latin female artist and top Latin song for “Telepatía.” The Colombian singer-songwriter’s bilingual track has accumulated more than 1.8 billion global streams after hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay, Latin Pop Airplay and Latin Digital Song Sales charts in 2021. 

The top Latin duo/group award went to Mexican-Amerecian ensemble Eslabon Armado. The regional Mexican group released four consecutive chart-topping albums over the past two years — all of which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Albums chart. Their latest set, Nostalgia, reached the top 10 for the first time on the Billboard 200 with the No. 9 debut.

Karol G won top Latin album thanks to her chart-topping set KG0516, with which she scored her  first No. 1 on Billboard’Top Latin Albums chart. The set boasted the biggest week, by units, for a Latin album by a woman since Shakira’s El Dorado started at No. 2 with 29,000 units in its first week (chart dated June 17, 2017).

Top Latin tour went to legendary group Los Bukis who’s Una Historia Cantada Tour — which reunited the band after 25 years — scored the biggest Latin tour of the year, earning $49.6 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Below, see all the Latin artists who won an award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

Top Latin Artist
WINNER: Bad Bunny
Kali Uchis
Karol G
Rauw Alejandro

Top Latin Male Artist
WINNER: Bad Bunny
Rauw Alejandro

Top Latin Female Artist
WINNER: Kali Uchis
Karol G

Top Latin Duo/Group
Calibre 50
WINNER: Eslabon Armado
Grupo Firme

Top Latin Tour
Bad Bunny (El Último Tour Del Mundo)
Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin (Live in Concert)
WINNER: Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Top Latin Album
Eslabon Armado, Corta Venas
J Balvin, Jose
Kali Uchis, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) 
WINNER: Karol G, KG0516
Rauw Alejandro, Vice Versa

Top Latin Song
Aventura x Bad Bunny, “Volví”
Bad Bunny, “Yonaguni”
Farruko, “Pepas”
WINNER: Kali Uchis, “telepatía”
Rauw Alejandro, “Todo De Ti”

The Billboard Music Awards are produced by MRC Live & Alternative, a division of MRC. MRC and Penske Media are co-parent companies of Billboard.

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