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Romeo Santos scores record-breaking 21 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominations

Singer Romeo Santos has broken the Billboard Latin Music Awards nominations record after landing a staggering 21 mentions from 16 categories in the 2015 shortlist.

The Latino star has topped the nominations list for a second year in a row, earning nods for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Top Latin Album of the Year for Formula, Vol. 2, plus a number of mentions for Odio, his collaboration with rapper Drake.


The track is included in categories such as Hot Latin Song of the Year, Airplay Song of the Year and Digital Song of the Year.


Santos is followed by Enrique Iglesias, who landed 19 nominations, and the pair will compete for the Artist of the Year prize alongside Prince Royce and Marc Anthony, who earned seven nominations. Drake also landed seven mentions thanks to his collaboration with Santos.


Late Mexican singer Jenni Rivera was nominated in three best female categories, as well as Regional Mexican Album of the Year for 1969-Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 2, which was released posthumously last year (14).


The Billboard Latin Music Awards take place in Miami, Florida on 30 April (15).