Natti Natasha is already off to a great 2019. La baby de urbano tops the list of nominees competing at this year’s Premio Lo Nuestro with 15 nominations.
“2018 was filled with lots of blessings, and they keep coming,” the “Criminal” singer said in Spanish while fighting through tears in a video she posted on Instagram on Tuesday. “Thanks to everyone who made this possible, to everyone who gives me strength every day.”
Natti, who has been the most-watched female artist on YouTube for two consecutive years, is nominated for “Song of the Year” for her bachata hit “Quien Sabe;” “Remix of the Year” for “Dura Remix” with Daddy Yankee featuring her, Becky G and Bad Bunny as well as for “El Baño Remix” with Enrique Iglesias and Bad Bunny; and “Collaboration of the Year” for “Justicia” with Silvestre Dangond; among other categories.
Behind the Dominican singer are Bad Bunny and J Balvin, who both have 12 nominations, Ozuna with 10, Nicky Jam with 8, Becky G, Maluma and Wisin with 7 each, Reik with 6, and Caliber 50, Carlos Vives, Daddy Yankee and Enrique Iglesias with 5 nominations each.
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En shock todavía pero con una felicidad en el corazón inmensa . Este es un regalo de Dios y de Ustedes que hacen que todo esto sea posible , son parte de cada momento , de cada canción , de cada bendición . Me llena poder ser una voz para las mujeres . El 2018 fue una nueva oportunidad en mi vida que la estoy apreciando cada mínimo segundo, donde pude conectar con todos ustedes para poder seguir haciendo esto que amo tanto , siendo completamente yo sin ningún filtro . Ahora seguir haciendo música para ustedes para que la cantemos juntos a todo pulmón , ese es mi regalo para ustedes. #premioslonuestro #pinarecords #nattinatasha 🇩🇴
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In 2013, Natti’s feature on Don Omar’s “Dutty Love” picked up a Billboard Latin Music Award for “Latin Rhythm Airplay Song of the Year” and was nominated for “Collaboration of the Year” and “Urban Song of the Year” at the Premio Lo Nuestro.
“It’s one of my first nominations solo, and it’s a blessing. I cry of joy — shock — and joy,” she continued.
This year’s impressive nominations come before Natti even released her anticipated first album under Pina Records, which is slated for a February 13 debut, and that feat isn’t lost on her. Always encouraging women to push through despite barriers and disparities, just as she has in her own career, Natti used the emotional moment to send an inspiring message to the ladies.
“Women, keep working, growing and fighting. I do this, for real, with lots of love,” she said.
Catch the 31st Premio Lo Nuestro on Thursday, February 21 on Univision.