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Romeo Santos, Enrique Iglesias Lead Billboard Latin Nominations

Romeo Santos, Enrique Iglesias Lead Billboard Latin Nominations

Posted by Juan Gavasa on February 09, 2015

After a history-making year, Santos, leads with 21 entries in 16 categories. Iglesias has 19 entries in 15 different categories, a record in the history of the awards.

According to Billboard.com, both artists have broken previous records of most finalist nods for a single year, which was previous held by Puerto Rican stars, Tito El Bambino and Don Omar.

The remaining slots held artists such as rising Colombian star J Balvin, who is a 12-time finalist in 11 categories, mainly with his hit, "6 a.m." Farruko, who featured in the single, is a six-time finalist.

Salsero Marc Anthony and Drake are also finalists because of their collaborations with Santos' singles "Yo Tambien," and "Odio."

Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona are also up for awards due to their collaboration with Iglesias' song, "Bailando."

Regional Mexican music has three out of four finalists in the Artist of the Year category with Kevin Ortiz, Banda Tierra Sagrada and Remmy Valenzuela. Also, Julion Alvarez y Su Norteño Banda and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga are both up against each other in the Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year category.

Other finalists include, Shakira, Calle 13, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricardo Arjona, Prince Royce, Santana, and Alexis y Fido, to name a few.

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