Over the years in the history of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, a number of Latin icons — such as Celia Cruz (1994), Vicente Fernández (1998) and Daddy Yankee (2021) — have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The special award and recognition is given to artists who have achieved worldwide recognition for their work, transcending musical genres and languages.

During his speech, Yankee — who most recently was honored with the award and took the stage to a standing ovation — said: “This is incredible. Thank you family for this moment. Like you all know, I was 15 years old with big dreams when I started just like some of you maybe be right now. And, it took me three decades to understand that with discipline, wisdom and determination you can arrive to this moment. It’s about talent and hard work.”

This year, hitmaker Nicky Jam will join the elite group of artists who have entered the Hall of Fame. The award will recognize the reggaetón artist (known for anthemic songs such as “El Perdón” and “Travesuras”), actor and entrepreneur for his prolific work. He is also set to perform at the awards show, which will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Watsco Center in Miami and will broadcast live on Telemundo beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

As has been the case for more than 20 years, the Billboard Latin Music Awards — which will be simulcast on Telemundo, Universo, Peacock and the Telemundo App and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on Telemundo Internacional — coincide with Billboard’s annual Latin Music Week, the single largest and most important gathering of the Latin music industry, taking place Sept. 26-Oct. 1.

In honor of the upcoming 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards show and Hispanic Heritage Month, here are all the Billboard Latin Hall of Fame recipients over the years.




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