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Romeo Santos sweeps Billboard Latin Music Awards

Heartthrob Romeo Santos dominated the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night (30Apr15), winning 10 trophies, including Artist of the Year.

The Bachata King had a record-breaking 21 nominations going into the prizegiving, and claimed almost half - in addition to the top prize, he also picked up Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honors, while his record Formula, Vol. 2 was named Top Latin Album and Tropical Album of the Year. Santos also took home the Best Artist trophies in the Hot Latin, Top Latin and Tropical categories.


Enrique Iglesias picked up nine wins, thanks in part to his chart-topping song Bailando with Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona. The track earned him five prizes, including Latin Pop Song of the Year, and the star was also named Latin Pop Songs and Albums Artist of the Year


Other top awards were given to Marc Anthony, Shakira, Drake, the late Jenni Rivera and Colombian singer J. Balvin, who claimed three prizes, including New Artist of the Year.


Meanwhile, Anthony, Nicky Jam and Gente de Zona kicked off the evening of star-studded performances with a showstopping set. Alejandro Sanz, J. Balvin, Natalia Jimenez, Daddy Yankee and Belinda also played live, while Luis Fonsi teamed up with DJ Afrojack and R&B singer Ne-Yo for a surprise collaboration.


But the highlight came when Jennifer Lopez paid tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla with a medley of hits including Como La Flor, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom and I Could Fall In Love. Lopez portrayed the slain Mexican music icon in a 1997 biopic. She was joined onstage by Selena's band, The Dinos, featuring her siblings A.B. and Suzette, Selena's guitarist husband Chris Perez.


The family get together was topped off by the siblings' father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr., who came out to thank the fans with a wave at the end of the set.


The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, hosted by actors Pedro Fernandez and Gaby Espino, was held at Florida's BankUnited Center at the University of Miami.


The full list of winners is:


Artist of the Year: Romeo Santos


New Artist of the Year: J. Balvin


Tour of the Year: Marc Anthony


Social Artist of the Year: Shakira


Crossover Artist of the Year: Drake


Hot Latin Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, Bailando


Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event: Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, Bailando


Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male: Romeo Santos


Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female: Natalia Jimenez


Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga


Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year: ​Sony Music Latin


Airplay Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, Bailando


Airplay Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment


Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Digital Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, Bailando


Streaming Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, Bailando


Top Latin Album: Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2


Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male: Romeo Santos


Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female: Jenni Rivera


Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Santana


Top Latin Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment


Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Latin Pop Song of the Year: Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona, Bailando


Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: Enrique Iglesias


Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Camila


Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Latin Pop Album of the Year: Enrique Iglesias, Sex & Love


Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: Enrique Iglesias


Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Santana


Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment​


Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year: Republic


Tropical Song of the Year: Romeo Santos featuring Drake, Odio


Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: Romeo Santos


Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Chino & Nacho


Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Tropical Album of the Year: Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2


Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: Romeo Santos


Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico


Tropical Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Regional Mexican Song of the Year: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Hermosa Experencia


Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: Gerardo Ortiz


Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga


Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment


Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year: Disa​


Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Various Artists, Las Bandas Romanticas de America 2014


Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: Jenni Rivera


Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda


Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year: Universal Music Latin Entertainment


Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year: Fonovisa​


Latin Rhythm Song of the Year: J. Balvin featuring Farruko, 6 AM


Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo: J. Balvin


Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Plan B


Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Latin Rhythm Album of the Year: Wisin, El Regreso Del Sobreviviente


Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo: Wisin


Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group: Calle 13


Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year: Sony Music Latin


Songwriter of the Year: Romeo Santos


Producer of the Year: Romeo Santos


Publisher of the Year: Mayimba Music, Inc., ASCAP​


Publishing Corporation of the Year: Sony/ATV Music


Spirit of Hope Award: Carlos Santana


Lifetime Achievement Award: Roberto Carlos.