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Romeo Santos and Prince Royce lead the nominations for the Billboard latino

February 5, 2014 8:44 am

Miami (USA), Feb 5 (Entravision) .- The bachata Romeo Santos and Prince Royce topping the list of the artists more nominees to the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2014, which will be delivered on Thursday April 24 during a gala to be held in Miami, Florida (USA), according to unveiled today its organizers.

Santos is a finalist in 17 categories, among which are the Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and producer of the year, while Royce competes in 16 categories that include Artist of the Year Solo and Tropical Album of the Year by two of his productions: ” # 1 ‘s” and “I am the same”.

The list of stars with multiple nominations includes in addition to the Puerto Rican salsa singer Marc Anthony, who is competing for fifteen awards and the now defunct regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, which makes it by eleven.

Among the nominations of the so-called Diva of the Band, who died in December of 2012 in air crash, include Artist of the Year and Album of the Year Regional Mexican by the discs ” 1969-Always: Live From Monterrey: Part 1 “, “The Same Great Lady” and “Jewelry Borrowed: Band”.

The list of finalists, announced today at a press conference in Miami, also includes the urban artist Daddy Yankee and spanish Enrique Iglesias, which are tied with seven nominations each.

Among the stars reached more nominations this year also are two of the leading exponents of Mexican music, Alejandro Fernandez and the overwhelming Banda Limon of Rene Camacho, with six nominations each.

The songwriter of corridos Gerardo Ortiz and the group of norteña music of Voice Command compete in five categories, coinciding in Regional Mexican Song of the Year by “Damaso” and “and now it is”, respectively.

The three finalists for four awards belong to the genus urban: Alexis & Fido, Don Omar and the former duo Wisin Y & Yandel, while the singer Christina Aguilera and Yandel, in his career as a soloist, compete for three awards each.

The artists with two nominations each include the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, competing in the category of Latin Pop Album of the year, with the album “passion”, and in the Latin Pop Albums as Solo Artist of the Year.

Colombian singer-songwriter Carlos Vives also competes for the prize for Latin Pop Album of the Year with “Heart deep”, while the urban bachatera Leslie Grace and the Mexican ballad singer Thalia are vying for the prize Hot Latin songs as Female Artist of the Year.

A bachatero and four exponents of Mexican regional music compete for the prize for the composer of the Year. They are Romeo Santos, Espinoza Peace, Gerardo Ortiz and Luciano Moon Diaz.

Also, the artists nominated for the “Artist of the Year, Social Networking” are Enrique Iglesias, the cuban-american rapper Pitbull, Prince Royce and Shakira.

The prize for the Crossover Artist of the Year, which recognizes that achievement transcend the language barrier, you will be given to one of the four finalists: Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Robin Thicke or Bruno Mars, of Hispanic origin and who acted this weekend in the middle of the Super Bowl, in a program followed by 111.5 million people.

As every year, Billboard also will present awards in special categories, including the Spirit of Hope, Hall of Fame and artistic trajectory, which in previous years were handed over to Jose Jose, untouchable, Shakira, Ricardo Montaner, Emmanuelle and Miguel Bose, among other consecrated figures of Hispanic music.

These awards honor the Latin music and its exponents in more than forty categories according to their performance in the sales charts and with its popularity, as well as by its broadcast on radio and the internet.