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Breaking Down the Song of the Year Nominees at 2019 Latin American Music Awards

The Latin American Music Awards pay tribute to the top Latin artists in the market today, with fans voting for the ultimate winners. In true Latin AMAs fashion, many categories this year are honoring the best of tropical, urban, pop and Regional Mexican music, including song of the year. 

Despite the endless amount of songs this past year, only five were selected for the title. They include Bad Bunny and Drake’s “Mia,” DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” featuring Selena Gomez, Cardi B and Ozuna, Daddy Yankee and Snow’s “Con Calma,” Pedro Capo and Farruko’s “Calma” and “Ella Quiere Beber” by Anuel AA and Romeo Santos.

On the Billboard charts, all the songs have entered the Billboard Hot 100. On Hot Latin Songs, all except for “Calma” and “Ella Quiere Beber” have topped the chart. (Check them out below.)

The fifth annual Latin AMAs will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 17, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The awards show will be preceded by a one-hour red carpet pre-show called “La Alfombra de Latin AMAs,” kicking off at 7 p.m. ET.

Fans can vote for their favorite artist online here.

“Mia” – Bad Bunny & Drake

The bilingual collaboration peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated Oct. 27, 2018, where it led for 16 nonconsecutive weeks. That same week, it also debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart dated Oct. 27, 2018.

“Taki Taki” – DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

The EDM global fusion debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated Oct. 13, 2018, ruling for 13 nonconsecutive weeks. On the Hot 100, it peaked at No. 11 on the chart dated Nov. 3, 2018.

“Con Calma” – Daddy Yankee feat. Snow

The global hit peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 4, where it reigned for 14 consecutive weeks, and peaked at No. 22 on the Hot 100 chart dated June 8.

“Calma” – Pedro Capo & Farruko

The urban-infused reggae bop peaked at No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated May 4 and peaked at No. 71 on the Hot 100 chart dated May 4.

“Ella Quiere Beber” – Anuel AA & Romeo Santos

The trap artist and bachata crooner’s collab peaked at No. 4 on the Hot Latin Songs chart dated Jan. 19 and a shortly after peaked at No. 61 on the Hot 100 chart dated Feb. 2.

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