Colombian superstar Maluma will receive the Extraordinary Evolution Award at the 2018 Latin American Music Awards (Latin AMAs), Telemundo announced on Monday (Sept. 24). The 24 years-old singer is also confirmed to perform at the fourth annual show to be held from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Oct. 25.
Maluma has placed 24 songs on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart, nine of which went No. 1: “Borro Cassette” (2015), “El Perdedor” featuring Yandel (2016), “Sin Contrato” that featured a version with Fifth Harmony and another with Don Omar & Wisin (2017), “Vente Pa’ Ca” by Ricky Martin featuring Maluma (2016), Shakira’s “Chantaje” featuring Maluma (2016), “Felices los 4” (2017), “Corazón” with Nego do Borel (2018), “El Préstamo” (2018, leading for 2 weeks), and “El Clavo” by Prince Royce featuring Maluma (Sept. 1, 2018).
His sophomore album, Pretty Boy Dirty Boy, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in 2015, and his latest album, F.A.M.E., debuted at No. 1 on June of this year and currently stands at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.
On social media, Maluma has reached an astonishing 17.5M subscribers on YouTube, 35.5M on Instagram, 5.6M on Facebook and 5.6M on Twitter.
Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the fourth annual Latin AMAs pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the tradition of the American Music Awards. The list of top nominees this year include J Balvin (9), Ozuna (9), Nicky Jam (8), Daddy Yankee (6), Bad Bunny (5), Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga (5), Christian Nodal (5), Luis Fonsi (4), Maluma (4), Romeo Santos (4), Shakira (4) and Wisin (4).
Cardi B, Christian Nodal, Pitbull, CNCO, Ludacris, Prince Royce, Becky G, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Leslie Grace, Flo Rida, Tini, and Alvaro Soler are confirmed to perform during the three-hour live show of the 2018 Latin AMAs.
To select winners, fans from the United States and Puerto Rico can vote until 3 p.m. ET on October 10 here.