2012 Premios Juventud Nominations: Prince Royce, Romeo Santos, Pitbull.
Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time for Premios Juventud! I really love the “PJs”, which air live on July 19th from Miami on Univision, not only because they are the hippest and youngest awards show around but also because it includes 23 totally unique categories. The Premios Juventud allows the fans to vote for their favorite celebrities, not just in the music world but also in movies, novelas, sports and pop culture!
Several months ago, LasGringas reminded our readers to cast their votes and last week… the official nominations were announced via live stream! In the music category, the top nom-getters were Romeo Santos (11), Prince Royce (10), Pitbull (7)…competing in fun categories like “Red Hot Artist,” “Best Moves,” and “Catchiest Tune.” Hot off his wins at Premios Billboard, Prince Royce is my pick to take home the most PJs in July…he is definitely the “Voz Del Momento”!
Interesting to note…the music nominations are very macho-heavy and I’m very confused to see that Shakira only received 2 nominations, Jenni Rivera with 2 and Jennifer Lopez, possibly the hardest working Latina out there, was overlooked completely. ¿Que paso allí?
Big names like Sofia Vergara, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, and Antonio Banderas make up the nominations in the movie categories and some of our favorite heartthrobs like Carlos Ponce, Jorge Salinas, Aaron Diaz, Anahí, Blanca Soto (to name a few) are competing in the Novelas arena. Among the athletes nominated in the Sports category are A-Rod, Chicharito and Lionel Messi. Finally, the cool Pop Culture category recognizes stars for their social media influence with nominees like Thalia, Luis Fonsi, Prince Royce, and Ricky Martin.
Enough talk about nominations…it’s time to vote! Now through May 31, fans can pick the winners at PremiosJuventud.com. ¿Que esperas? Get voting!
Finally don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Premios Juventud Show on Univision at 7PM EST on July 19th, 2012!