Romeo Santos beats the popstar with a massive ten awards.
Romeo Santos, commonly known as The King of Bachata, was not unpredictably the top winner at the 2015 Latin Music Awards, scooping ten separate accolades for his work as a musician and producer while Latino heartthrob Enrique Iglesias came in close behind with nine prizes.
Enrique Iglesias wins big at Latin Music Awards
The former Aventura frontman was not only Artist, Producer and Songwriter of the Year, but he also stormed the Tropical categories with awards for Tropical Songs Solo Artist of the Year and Albums Solo Artist with his second album 'Formula, Vol. 2' winning Tropical Album of the Year and Top Latin Album of the Year and his single 'Odio' featuring Drake scooping the Tropical Song of the Year. His other two awards were Hot Latin Songs Male Artist and Top Latin Albums Male Artist.
It seems his work with Drake has not only been fortuitous for him, because the rapper has also found himself honoured, being named Crossover Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, Latino heartthrob Enrique Iglesias - with whom Santos has worked before - landed similar success. His second album 'Sex & Love' saw him land Latin Pop Album of the Year, while his Platinum certified single 'Bailando' ('Dancing') featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona won him Hot Latin Song, Hot Latin Song of the Year Vocal Event, Airplay Song, Digital Song, Streaming Song and Latin Pop Song; it's no wonder then that he completed the set with Latin Pop Songs and Latin Pop Albums Solo Artist of the Year wins.
San Francisco legend Carlos Santana was honoured with the Billboard "Spirit of Hope" Award while his band's extraordinary back catalogue of albums saw them win Latin Pop Albums and Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year for a Duo or Group.
And more than two years on since the death of Jenni Rivera, she's still big in the Latin music industry, winning posthumous awards for Top Latin Albums Female Artist of the Year and Regional Mexican Albums Solo Artist of the Year. Other honourees include New Artist of the Year J Balvin, Tour of the Year winner Marc Anthony and Social Artist of the Year Shakira, while Roberto Carlos scooped the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the Special category.
The 2015 Latin Music Awards took place in Miami yesterday (April 30th 2015).