After dominating nominations at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards last month, bachata crooners Romeo Santos and Prince Royce go head to head once again for the Premios Juventud 2012 (Youth Awards), which will air via Univision from Miami’s BankUnited Center on Thursday, July 19th. Launched in 2004, the event awards Spanish-speaking celebs in the areas of film, music, sports, fashion, and pop culture.
Romeo leads the list of finalists with 11 nominations, followed by baby faced Prince Royce, who’s nominated for 10 awards. The two are followed by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and Latin Pop singer Ricardo Arjona, who both have seven nominations each.
Popular Mexican music singer Gerardo Ortiz received 6 nominations followed by reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee who has 5 nominations.
The list also includes Colombian pop diva Shakira, Mexican rock group Mana, Latin Grammy-winning Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi, Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy, Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar, Spanish artist Enrique Iglesias and more!
Also on the nomination list are actors Sofia Vergara, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Zoe Saldana and Gael Garcia Bernal, as well as soccer stars Lionel Messi and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez.
Tune in on July 19th at 8:00pm!
Watch: Premios Juventud 2012 finalist announcement live stream with Romeo Santos