Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

  • Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.

    Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Associated Press

  • Paulina Rubio arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)

    Paulina Rubio arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Jeimy Osorio arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)

    Jeimy Osorio arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Carlos Vives arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)

    Carlos Vives arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Jessie Reyez arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)

    Jessie Reyez arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Jessie Reyez arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)

    Jessie Reyez arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP) Associated Press

  • Ozuna arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP)

    Ozuna arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Jim Rassol/Invision/AP) Associated Press

 
 
Posted10/22/2020 7:00 AM

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.

Bad Bunny won artist of the year, the night's top honor, as well as top Latin album for 'X 100PRE' and songwriter of the year. He did not attend the ceremony.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit 'Con Calma,' which featured the 1990s artist Snow. His honors included the hot Latin song aware, and song of the year honors for streaming and airplay and digital platforms.

The reggaeton star dedicated the first of his awards to those who had lost loved ones due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. 'Music remains medicine,' he said.

Actress Gaby Espino hosted the ceremony, which aired live on Telemundo from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The event had a red carpet, but no audience.

Mexican romance singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee were also recognized for 'Despacito,' which was named song of the decade.

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