The time has come once again for fans to vote for their favorites for the annual Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) to be televised via Univision in July. The nominees were announced yesterday via social media for the most popular Latin fan choice awards.
The top nominees for the third year are the two popular bachata singers Romeo Santos and Prince Royce with 12 and 11 nominations respectively in the music categories. Enrique Iglesias and regional Mexican singer/songwriter Gerardo Ortiz are behind the tropical singers with six awards each; Drake has five and Mexican breakout star Luis Coronel has four. Tied with three nominations are Chiquis, J. Balvin, Katy Perry, Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis and Pitbull.
In the Favorite Hitmaker and Favorite Hit categories created to honor fans favorite English language music, a few non-Hispanic music singers also made it to the nominations list - Austin Mahone, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Rihanna. Added to the music category this year is My Favorite Lyrics in which fans can vote for their favorite song lyrics. The nominees are “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona; “Decidiste Dejarme” by Camila; “Dónde Está El Amor” by Pablo Alborán featuring Jessy & Joy; “La Foto de los Dos” by Carlos Vives; and “MultiViral” by Calle 13.
The annual Latin award show honors the most popular Latin celebrities in music, sports, film, pop culture, and novelas (Spanish soap operas). It also recognizes two outstanding graduating seniors who this year once again each will receive a scholarship.
The votes were based on fans who selected their favorites for each category. The official nominations are based on fans votes via PremiosJuventud.com. Fans are encouraged to vote for the winners now until June 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET on PremiosJuventud.com. The winners will be announced during Premios Juventud live broadcast from Miami, Fla. on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).