The twenty-second edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, also known as the Billboard Awards of Latin music, and the Latinfest+ 2020, have been postponed until further notice after the threat of coronavirus that plaguing the united States.
The academy issued last Tuesday, march 17 a press release through its website and various social media networks that announced that they would follow “the recommendations of the governor of Nevada to limit the size of the public meetings for the prevention and containment of COVID-19.”
“Telemundo and Billboard defer the next Billboard Latin Music Awards and Latin Fest Plus, according to the recommendations of the governor of Nevada to limit the size of the public meetings for the prevention and containment of COVID-19. Link in bio for all the details,” said the company.
The date for the celebration of both events were scheduled for the 20 and 23 April in the city of Las Vegas. Now, after the cancellation notice, the new dates will be announced soon through its various platforms of communication.
“The health of our guests, artists, participants and staff is our main priority, we are counting the days to set a new date for the awards, and the fair in the near future”, informed in addition to the organization.
Billboard Latin Music Awards this year promised to be one of the galas most important of the year and would welcome the presence of the most famous faces and influential music market such as Daddy Yankee, Anuel AA-or Bad Bunny, and Ozuna, who lead the award nominations with 14 mentions each.
The LatinFest+, for its part, celebrated this 2020 his thirtieth anniversary with the completion of several live concerts of some of the most important artists of the time, conferences with stars of the music and was expected to have the participation of singers of elite within the industry in Latin as J Balvin, Rosalia and Los Tigres del Norte, among others.
The arrival and expansion of the coronavirus in the united States not only has it affected the Billboard Awards of Latin music, but to other events and festivals at the international level already before scheduled that we have seen in the need of hang the sign canceled.
The famous Coachella festival, which every year brings together some of the biggest influencers and celebrities on the world scene, has been moved up to fall.
Latin Awards BMI, The festival SXSW in Austin (Texas) and the Ultra Music Festival in Miami (Florida), neither would open the doors of its premises until further notice.
Not to mention that artists such as Maluma, Madonna or Juanes, have cancelled their scheduled concerts in several countries of America, as of Europe, a continent where more is plaguing the coronavirus.