By Francisco Salazar (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Feb 06, 2013 09:28 AM EST

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. (Photo : REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT))

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.

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.

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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.

See the full list of nominees below: 

Artist of the Year:
-Don Omar
-Prince Royce
-Jenni Rivera
-Romeo Santos

Artist of the Year, New:
New Artist could not have a charting album on Latin Albums charts prior to Nov 12, 2011.
-3BallMTY
-Juan Magan
-Jesus Ojeda y Sus Parientes
-Michel Telo

Tour of the Year:
-Vicente Fernandez
-GIGANT3S: Marc Anthony, Chayanne & Marco Antonio Solis
-Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez
-Mana

Social Artist of the Year:
-Don Omar
-Pitbull
-Shakira
-Michel Telo

Streaming Artist of the Year:
-Don Omar
-Pitbull
-Shakira
-Wisin & Yandel

Crossover Artist of the Year:
-Chris Brown
-Flo Rida
-PSY
-Rihanna

Song of the Year:
-3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra "Intentalo"
-Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata "Bailando Por El Mundo"
-Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha "Dutty Love"
-Michel Telo "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"

Song of the Year, Vocal Event:
-3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra "Intentalo"
-Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata "Bailando Por El Mundo"
-Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha "Dutty Love"
-Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain "Algo Me Gusta De Ti"

Songs Artist of the Year, Male:
-Daddy Yankee
-Don Omar
-Pitbull
-Prince Royce

Songs Artist of the Year, Female:
-Leslie Grace
-Jennifer Lopez
-Jenni Rivera
-Shakira

Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
-Calibre 50
-La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
-Wisin & Yandel

Airplay Song of the Year
-La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho "Llamada De Mi Ex"
-Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata "Bailando Por El Mundo"
-Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha "Dutty Love"
-Michel Telo "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"

Digital Song of the Year:
-Don Omar & Lucenzo "Danza Kuduro"
-Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha "Dutty Love"
-Romeo Santos Featuring Usher "Promise"
-Michel Telo "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"

Streaming Song of the Year:
-3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra "Intentalo"
-Don Omar & Lucenzo "Danza Kuduro"
-Romeo Santos Featuring Usher "Promise"
-Wisin & Yandel + Jennifer Lopez "Follow the Leader"

Latin Airplay Label of the Year:
-Sony Music Latin
-Top Stop
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment
-Warner Latina

Latin Airplay Imprint of the Year:
-Disa
-Fonovisa
-Machete
-Sony Music Latin

Album of the Year:
-Jenni Rivera "Joyas Prestadas: Pop"
-Jenni Rivera "La Misma Gran Señora"
-Prince Royce "Phase II"
-Romeo Santos "Formula: Vol. 1"

Albums Artist of the Year, Male:
-Don Omar
-Gerardo Ortiz
-Prince Royce
-Romeo Santos

Albums Artist of the Year, Female:
-Ednita Nazario
-Jenni Rivera
-Shakira
-Yuridia

Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-3BallMTY (Fonovisa/UMLE)
-La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho (Disa/UMLE)
-Mana (Warner Latina)
-Wisin & Yandel (Machete/UMLE)

Digital Album of the Year:
-Don Omar "Don Omar Presents MT02: New Generation"
-Prince Royce "Phase II"
-Romeo Santos "Formula: Vol. 1"
-Wisin & Yandel "Lideres"

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:
-Atlantic Group
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment
-Warner Latina

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:
-Disa
-Fonovisa
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latino

Latin Pop Song of the Year
-Jesse & Joy "Corre!"
-Shakira "Addicted To You"
-Michel Telo "Ai Se Eu Te Pego"
-Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain "Algo Me Gusta De Ti"

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo
-Ricardo Arjona
-Enrique Iglesias
-Michel Telo
-Shakira

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Jesse & Joy
-Mana
-Reik
-Wisin & Yandel

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year
-Sony Music Latin
-Top Stop
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment
-Warner Latina

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year
-Machete
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment
-Warner Latina

Latin Pop Album of the Year:
-Ricardo Arjona "Independiente"
-Mana "Drama y Luz"
-Jenni Rivera "Joyas Prestadas: Pop"
-Alejandro Sanz "La Musica No Se Toca"

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
-Ricardo Arjona
-Jenni Rivera
-Alejandro Sanz
-Shakira

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Camila (Sony Music Latin)
-Il Volo (Universal Music Latino/UMLE)
-Jesse & Joy (Warner Latina)
-Mana (Warner Latina)

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year:
-Capitol Latin
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment
-Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:
-Fonovisa
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latino
-Warner Latina

Tropical Song of the Year:
-Prince Royce "Incondicional"
-Prince Royce "Las Cosas Pequeñas"
-Romeo Santos "La Diabla"
-Romeo Santos Featuring Usher "Promise"

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
-Elvis Crespo
-Prince Royce
-Romeo Santos
-Tito "El Bambino"

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Chino & Nacho
-Grupo Treo
-Ilegales
-N'Klabe

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year
-Sony Music Latin
-Top Stop
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment
-Venemusic

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year
-Machete
-Sony Music Latin
-Top Stop
-Universal Music Latino

Tropical Album of the Year:
-Victor Manuelle "Busco Un Pueblo"
-Prince Royce "Phase II"
-Romeo Santos "Formula: Vol. 1"
-Romeo Santos "The King Stays King: Sold Out At Madison Square Garden"

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
-Juan Luis Guerra
-Victor Manuelle
-Prince Royce
-Romeo Santos

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Aventura
-Don Perignon y La Orquesta Puertorriqueña
-El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
-N'Klabe

Tropical Albums Label of the Year:
-Atlantic Group
-Capitol Latin
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year:
-Capitol Latin
-Sony Music Latin
-Top Stop
-Universal Music Latino

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
-3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra "Intentalo"
-La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho "Llamada De Mi Ex"
-Gerardo Ortiz "Amor Confuso"
-Espinoza Paz "Un Hombre Normal"

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
-Larry Hernandez
-Gerardo Ortiz
-Espinoza Paz
-Jenni Rivera

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
-Calibre 50
-La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
-La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year
-Skalona
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment
-Venemusic

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year
-Del
-Disa
-Fonovisa
-Sony Music Latin

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:
-Jenni Rivera "Joyas Prestadas: Banda"
-Jenni Rivera "La Misma Gran Señora"
-3BallMTY "Intentalo"
-La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho "Irreversible...2012"

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
-Larry Hernandez
-Gerardo Ortiz
-Espinoza Paz
-Jenni Rivera

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-3BallMTY
-El Trono De Mexico
-La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
-Los Bukis

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year:
-Freddie
-Skalona
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:
-Del
-Disa
-Freddie
-Fonovisa

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year:
-Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata "Bailando Por El Mundo"
-Daddy Yankee "Lovumba (Prestige)"
-Don Omar "Hasta Que Salga El Sol"
-Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha "Dutty Love"

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
-Daddy Yankee
-Juan Magan
-Don Omar
-Pitbull

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Alexis & Fido
-Dyland & Lenny
-Plan B
-Wisin & Yandel

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year
-Capitol Latin
-Pina
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year
-El Cartel
-Machete
-Orfanato
-Sony Music Latin

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year:
-Daddy Yankee "Prestige"
-Don Omar "Don Omar Presents MT02: New Generation"
-Wisin & Yandel "Lideres"
-Various Artists "Pina Records Presenta: La Formula: The Company"

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
-Daddy Yankee (El Cartel/Capitol Latin)
-Don Omar (Orfanato/Machete/UMLE)
-Pitbull (Mr. 305/Famous Artist/Sony Music Latin)
-Tito "El Bambino" (Siente/UMLE)

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
-Akwid (Platino)
-Alexis & Fido (Sony Music Latin)
-Kinto Sol (Luz/Sony Music Latin)
-Wisin & Yandel (WY/Machete/UMLE)

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year:
-Capitol Latin
-Nelflow
-Sony Music Latin
-Universal Latin Music Entertainment

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year:
-El Cartel
-Machete
-Orfanato
-Pina

Songwriter of the Year:
-Horacio Palencia Cisneros
-Isidro Chavez "Espinoza Paz" Espinoza
-William "Don" Omar Landron
-Gerardo Ortiz

Publisher of the Year:
-ARPA Musical, LLC, BMI
-Del Melodies,BMI
-EMI Blackwood Music Inc, BMI
-Los Cangris Publishing, ASCAP

Publishing Corporation of the Year:
-EMI Music
-Sony/ATV Music
-Universal Music
-Warner/Chappell Music

Producer of the Year:
-Jesus Tirado Castañeda
-Sergio George
-Gerardo Ortiz
-Fernando Camacho Tirado

 

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