The Dominican Republic prepares for the 2022 Heat Awards
The gala will start at 5:00 p.m. in the Dominican Republic, and will be broadcast live through the event's application, Losheat.tv
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The iconic Caribbean beaches of the Dominican Republic are the perfect setting to host the 2022 Heat Awards, one of the most-anticipated music awards in Latin music. On Thursday, June 2, the most prominent names from various musical genres will compete to win in one of the categories.
Unlike Eurovision, where the winners were decided by a combination of the popular vote and a jury's final decision, the Heat Awards will all be awarded by the public. Fans were able to vote through the Losheat.tv app, where they chose their favorites to win.
The gala will start at 5:00 p.m. in the Dominican Republic, and will be broadcast live through the event application. The presenters will be Heisel Mora, Sebastián Villalobos, Goyo Martínez, Jorbe Pabón, Kunno María, Laura Quintero, Caroline Aquino, Anaís Castro, Stefi Roitman and Marko.
Voting is now closed, so the presenters already know in advance the winners of each category. Among the most-nominated are the usual favorites of these competitions: Karol G, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Rosalía and Aitana.
The categories the nominees will compete in are Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group or Band, Best Rock Artist, Best Pop Artist, Best Urban Artist, Best Video, Best Collaboration, Best Tropical Artist, Best South Region Artist (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru), Best Artist of the Andean Region (Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela), Best Artist of the North Region (Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean), New Artist, Musical Promise, Influencer of the Year, Best Popular Regional Artist , and Best Dominican Urban Artist.
There will also be a special section for special prizes, which will be awarded to Carlos Vives and Mijares. The first honor is the Commitment Award, and it will go to the social work of the 'Tras la perla' project, which attempts to improve the quality of life in the Santa Marta region. Mijares will also receive the Gold Award as a legend of Latin music.
The seventh edition of the Heat Awards also bring a return to normal for the competition away from the coronavirus pandemic and its restrictions. In the edition held in July 2021, the big winners were Anitta and Karol G, with two wins each.
Everything is ready in Punta Cana, and there will be top performances on stage before the final winners are read. Among others, Eladio Carrión and the duo of Alexis and Fido will perform. Whether following the act in person or through the Losheat.tv application, Latin music fans will be connected to a gala that promises an afternoon of Caribbean musical joy.