Music lovers, be prepared to rejoice! The 2013 Latin Billboard Award nominees were announced today, which included huge sweeps from heavy-hitters including, Don Omar, Romeo Santos, and Jenni Rivera.
While El Rey garnered 16 nominations last year, the Puerto Rican reggaetonero managed to lead the show with a whopping 18 nominations this year. Don Omar’s nods include, “Artist of the Year,” Social Artist of the Year,” and “Streaming Artist of the Year.”
Not trailing too far behind is Romeo, who nabbed 12 nominations thanks to his hit album, Formula Vol 1. The bachatero is up for “Album of the Year,” “Artist of the Year,” and “Tropical Album of the Year,” just to name a few. Santos is already in the recording studio preparing his next world domination with his second studio album, Formula Vol. 2.
The late Jenni Rivera is the leading female artist with a total of 11 nominations. Her hit album, Joyas Prestadas: Pop is up for “Album of the Year” and her latest album, La Misma Gran Señor, received a nom for “Latin Pop Album of the Year.”
Grab the full list of 2013 Latin Billboard nominees here. Congrats to all of the finalists!