Photo: Enrique Iglesias And Shakira Big Billboard Winners
Enrique Iglesias took home nine awards, while the Colombian singer, Shakira, took six.
The 2011 edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, was seen in more than 35 countries, live from Miami on Telemundo.
Iglesias took home the Latin Artist of the Year award (a category launched only last year) the Latin Album of the Year and Latin Pop Album of the Year, for his hit album “Euphoria,” including “Cuando Me Enamoro” (featuring Juan Luis Guerra), which won Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event and Latin Pop Airplay Song of the Year. The Spanish artist also earned the Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year Male and Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male, for his sales record of “Euphoria”.
Shakira won the Latin Pop Airplay Artist of the Year, Solo and Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year Female for her airplay endeavors, and Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female, for sales of her album “Sale el Sol,” which also earned the Colombian the Latin Digital Album of the year while the World Cup Anthem “Waka Waka,” earned the distinction of Latin Digital Download of the Year. Shakira also won the Social 50 Latin Artist of the Year, award, which is based on performance on Billboard’s Social 50 chart.
Other noteworthy wins this year included pop group Camila, who took three awards for their 2010 release “Déjate Amar,” Prince Royce, the young singer who gained attention with his bilingual cover of “Stand By Me,” took home three Billboards for his self-titled debut.