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02/05/2013 03:37 pm ET

2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards Nominees: Don Omar And Late Jenni Rivera Among Stars With Most Nominations

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, on Tuesday morning the Billboard organization announced the new list of nominees for its 2013 Latin Music Awards. Puerto Rican singer Don Omar came up with 18 nominations, but the greatest surprise of the day was the 11 nominations obtained by late Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera.

Rivera died last December 9th in a plane crash in Mexico that left no survivors. She released "Joyas Prestadas" a year earlier, and a new compilation album “La Misma Gran Señora” just two days after her death. Both musical productions are now being nominated as "Best Album of the Year."

Every year the organization honors the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, as determined by the sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data during a one-year period. According to the institution, the discretionary prizes including Spirit of Hope for humanitarian contributions, the Lifetime Achievement award and Hall of Fame, are also presented on the show.

The awards ceremony will be broadcasted live on Telemundo on Thursday, April 25 at 7/6 PM (ET) from the Bank United Center at the University of Miami.

List of Finalists:

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

New Artist of the Year:
3BallMTY
Juan Magan
Jesus Ojeda y Sus Parientes
Michel Telo

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”

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

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”

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”

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”

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”

For the full list of nominees click here.

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