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Bachata and salsa music take over the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Award nominees

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The finalists for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards were announced earlier today via live streaming from Miami, Fla. and without a doubt the top music genre is tropical music - bachata and salsa.

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The top nominee contenders representing bachata are Romeo Santos and Prince with Marc Anthony representing salsa music. Santos is the nominee leader with 17 nominations, Royce with 16 and Marc Anthony holds 15 nods. The three are nominated in the same 10 categories - Artist of the Year, Hot Latin Song of the Year, Hot Latin Songs Male Artist of the Year, Digital Song of the Year, Streaming Song of the Year, Streaming Song of the Year, Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year (Solo), Tropical Song of the Year, Tropical Songs Artist of the Year (Solo), and Tropical Albums Artist of the Year (Solo).

As for females nominated, the late Jenni Rivera is the top female contender with 11 nominees; Leslie Grace, Jesse & Joy and Thalia have two nominations each. Other female nominees are Shakira, Rihanna, Natalie Cole, Christina Aguilera, Rocio Durcal and Ednita Nazario.

The Billboard Latin Awards' show will broadcast live from Miami on Telemundo Thursday April 24 which ends Billboard Latin Music Conference week presented by State Farm, celebrating its 25th anniversary. The conference is held April 21 through April 24 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.

A partial list of the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Award nominees:

Artist of the Year

Artist of the Year, New

  • Codigo FN
  • Luis Coronel
  • Leslie Grace
  • Roberto Junior y Su Bandeño

Tour of the Year

  • Marc Anthony
  • Emmanuel & Mijares
  • Alejandro Fernandez
  • Luis Miguel

Social Artist of the Year

  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Pitbull
  • Prince Royce
  • Shakira

Crossover Artist of the Year

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Rihanna
  • Bruno Mars
  • Robin Thicke

Hot Latin Song of the Year

  • Marc Anthony "Vivir Mi Vida"
  • Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"
  • Prince Royce "Darte Un Beso"
  • Romeo Santos "Propuesta Indecente"

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event

  • Alejandro Fernandez & Christina Aguilera "Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti"
  • Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"
  • Thalia feat. Prince Royce "Te Perdiste Mi Amor"
  • Carlos Vives feat. Michel Telo "Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male

  • Marc Anthony
  • Daddy Yankee
  • Prince Royce
  • Romeo Santos

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female

  • Christina Aguilera
  • Leslie Grace
  • Jenni Rivera
  • Thalia

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

  • Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  • Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
  • La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho
  • Voz De Mando

For the entire 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards' nominees list click===>Billboard Latin Music Award nominees.

The Billboard Latin Music Awards honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin Music, as determined by Billboard's weekly charts during a one-year period from the issue dated February 2, 2013 through this year's January 25, 2014 issue. Finalists, and the eventual winners in 67 categories reflect performance on album and track sales charts, radio charts and streaming and social charts.

For additional news on the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards and other music news of interest subscribe to Latin Music Examiner by clicking ===>Latin Music.

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