Billboard Latin Music Awards 2013 Nominations Unveiled

On Feb.5 the prestigious Billboard Latin American Music Awards announced their final nominees. Rapper Don Omar led the way with a whopping 18 nominations.

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(Photo : REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)) Mexican singer Jenni Rivera receives her award for top album by a woman performer at the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, April 23, 2009.

The singers nominated for Artist of the Year included Don Omar, Prince Royce, Jenni Rivera, and Romeo Santos. Meanwhile 3BallMTY, Juan Magan, Jesus Ojeda y Sus Parientes, and Michel Telo were chosen as the contestants for the Debut Artists of the Year category.

The late Jenni Rivera will compete against herself in Album of the Year contest with her records “La Misma Gran Senora” and “Joyas Prestadas: Pop.” She will also compete against Prince Royce and Romeo Santos. In the Female Album of the Year category, Rivera is nominated alongside Ednita Nazarlo, Shakira and Yuridia. Royce and Santos will compete against Gerardo Ortiz and Don Omar for Male Album of the Year.

In the crossover Artist of the Year race, Rihanna will compete against Chris Brown, Flo rida and PSY. Shakira, Wisin y Yandel, Pitbull and Don Omar are up against each other in the Streaming Album of the Year contest.

Other notable artists nominated included Daddy Yankee, Jennifer Lopez, Leslie Grace, Enrique Iglesias, Mana, Il Volo and Ricardo Arjona.

The nominees were announced by actress Gaby Espino and actor Miguel Varoni and the awards will be handed out on Apr. 25 at 7pm on Telemundo.

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