It was a fun-filled and successful Billboard Music Awards, where Britney Spears kicked off the show with her greatest hits, Adele swept the awards and Madonna paid a heartfelt tribute to Prince.

Although she did not attend the 2016 awards ceremony, powerhouse Adele nabbed most of the awards, including Top Artist, Top Selling Song, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. Other artists who won big were Rihanna, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd. Though they left empty-handed, we can't help but praise how gorgeous some of our Latinas looked at the star-studded event, such as Demi Lovato who slayed her performance, Jessica Alba who presented an award, and Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui, the Cuban-American pair in Fifth Harmony

The 2016 Billboard Music Award also honored some of the highly-respected artists in the Latin industry. As tradition holds since 2011, the Latino categories include: Top Latin Artists, Top Latin Songs and Top Latin Albums. Below we provide you with the three winning arists of this year.


  • Romeo Santos - WINNER
  • Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Nicky Jam
  • Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho


  • Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon” - WINNER
  • J Balvin “Ginza”
  • Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste”​
  • Maluma, “Borro Cassette”
  • Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente”


  • Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo - WINNER
  • Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario​
  • Mana, Cama Incendiada
  • Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte
  • Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2

Congrats to Romeo Santos, Nicky Jam and Juan Gabriel for their 2016 Billboard Music Awards win. Billboard began its award ceremony in 1989; however, it wasn't until 2011 that it started to include the Top Latin categories. Here is a look back at some of the past Latino winners in the renowned event.

These are the Top Latin Artists of Billboard of the past five years: Shakira (2011), Shakira (2012), Jenni Rivera (2013), Marc Anthony (2014), Romeo Santos (2015), and Romeo Santos (2016). 

Top Latin Albums, on the other hand, include: Enrique Iglesias' "Euphoria" (2011), Romeo Santos' "Formula Vol. 1" (2012), Jenni Rivera's "La Misma Gran Señora" (2013), Marc Anthony's "3.0" (2014), and Enrique Iglesias' "Sex & Love."

Here's a fun, yet heartwrenching fact, Prince Royce has been the most-nominated artist without a win, with four unsuccessful nominations. We know, Roycenaticas, we know.