Bad Bunny Takes the Lead


Mercy Catota, Staff Writer

The 2022 Latin Music Awards proved to be a historic year of wins for several key musical artists such as Ivan Cornejo, Becky G and Karol G, Grupo Firme, and Eslabon Armado, as well as great performances by Elvis Crespo, Farruko, CNCO Camilio, and many more. 

The awards ceremony gives awards for many different categories, so many artists accomplished taking multiple of these home.

Karol G took home three awards: Hot Latin song artist, Top Latin album, and Hot Latin song. Meanwhile, newer artists such as Ivan Cornejo were able to take home Best New Artist of the Year. Older artists who have been in the Latin music industry for a while managed to get their hands on a few awards. Such as Enrique Iglesias, who took home Latin Pop Artist of the Year, Romeo Santos, who took home tropical artist of the year, and Marc Anthony, who took home Tropical Album of the Year.

Iconic groups such as Grupo Firme, Eslabon Armado, and Adventura were able to take awards home for their sensational music. Grupo Firme took home two awards, one for Duo/Group of the Year, and the other for Regional Mexican Song of the Year. Eslabon Armado also took home two awards. Those being Top Latin Duo/Group Album of the Year, and Regional Mexican Duo/Group of the Year. Also, Adventura took home Tropical Duo/Group of the Year. 

The artist who stood out the most this year was Bad Bunny, who took home nine awards and was nominated for 23 categories. Bad Bunny won awards for Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Hot Latin Song Artist of the Year (male), Top Latin Album of the Year, Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year (male), Tropical Song of the Year, Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year (solo), Latin Rhythm Album of the year, and Songwriter of the year. With the significant amount of wins, Bad Bunny took home not only did he make his fans proud but as well as his home country Puerto Rico and many celebrated by listening to his wonderful music. 

Altogether the night of the Latin Music Awards was a night to remember for many artists. New upcoming artists were able to thank their fans for getting them to where they are now. Meanwhile, older artists were thankful for having the opportunity to win awards for their great music. Overall, congratulations to the artist and until next year at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards.