It’s award season and we’re loving it! And after a lack of anything Latino in the major movie and TV events, and being sent to the pre-show at the Grammys, we’re finally approaching one of our favorite award shows, the Latin Billboard! The nominees were announced today, and we’re not shocked at all that Romeo Santos swept the most nominations, nabbing 17. Following the impressive score, Prince Royce with 16 and Marc Anthony with 15.

Both the King and Prince of Bachata will be competing in almost the same nominations, and we know for sure one of them doesn’t see the other one as a competition, but more like an honor. Prince Royce sat down with Latin Times last week and we asked him about being bachata royalty along with Romeo, to which he replied that they’re good friends and “it’s all love and respect.”

"Romeo is great, he’s a good friend of mine and he’s done a great job with music and Bachata in general. It’s hard to get a hit, and it’s even harder to maintain 10 years, 15 years making hits. And I think that’s something he’s done, and I admire him. It’s all love and respect. I don’t see him as competition. It’s an honor for me to be compared to him or be in the same nominations with him, you know? But we’re good friends and I wish him the best of luck, I think he’s been doing a great job."

Also finalists for the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards are the late Jenni Rivera, sweeping 11 nominations this year, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Gerardo Ortiz, Christina Aguilera, and more. The award show will be broadcasted live on Telemundo on April 24, 2014. Check the full list of nominees below!

OVERALL ARTIST CATEGORIES

Artist of the Year

Marc Anthony

Prince Royce

Jenni Rivera

Romeo Santos

New Artist of the Year

Codigo FN

Luis Coronel

Leslie Grace

Roberto Junior y Su Bandeño

Tour of the Year

Marc Anthony

Emmanuel & Mijares

Alejandro Fernandez

Luis Miguel

Social Artist of the Year

Enrique Iglesias

Pitbull

Prince Royce

Shakira

Crossover Artist of the Year

Christina Aguilera

Rihanna

Bruno Mars

Robin Thicke

SONGS CATEGORIES

Hot Latin Song of the Year

Marc Anthony "Vivir Mi Vida"

Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"

Prince Royce "Darte Un Beso"

Romeo Santos "Propuesta Indecente"

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event

Alejandro Fernandez & Christina Aguilera "Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti"

Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"

Thalia feat. Prince Royce "Te Perdiste Mi Amor"

Carlos Vives feat. Michel Telo "Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo"

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Male

Marc Anthony

Daddy Yankee

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Female

Christina Aguilera

Leslie Grace

Jenni Rivera

Thalia

Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga

Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga

La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho

Voz De Mando

Hot Latin Songs Label of the Year

Siente

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Hot Latin Songs Imprint of the Year

Disa

Fonovisa

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latino

Airplay Song of the Year

Marc Anthony "Vivir Mi Vida"

Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"

La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho "El Ruido de Tus Zapatos"

Prince Royce "Darte Un Beso"

Airplay Label of the Year

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Venemusic

Airplay Imprint of the Year

Disa

Fonovisa

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latino

Digital Song of the Year

Marc Anthony "Vivir Mi Vida"

Daddy Yankee "Limbo"

Prince Royce "Darte Un Beso"

Romeo Santos "Propuesta Indecente"

Streaming Song of the Year

Marc Anthony "Vivir Mi Vida"

Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"

Prince Royce "Darte Un Beso"

Romeo Santos "Propuesta Indecente"

ALBUMS CATEGORIES

Top Latin Album of the Year

Marc Anthony "3.0"

Alejandro Fernandez "Confidencias"

Jenni Rivera "La Misma Gran Señora"

Jenni Rivera "Joyas Prestadas: Pop"

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Male

Marc Anthony

Alejandro Fernandez

Gerardo Ortiz

Prince Royce

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Female

Natalie Cole

Rocio Durcal

Ednita Nazario

Jenni Rivera

Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Calibre 50

Il Volo

La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho

Voz de Mando

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Warner Latina

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year

Disa

Fonovisa

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latino

LATIN POP CATEGORIES

Latin Pop Song of the Year

Marc Anthony "Vivir Mi Vida"

Daddy Yankee "Limbo"

Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"

Prince Royce "Darte Un Beso"

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

Marc Anthony

Daddy Yankee

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Alexis & Fido

Chino & Nacho

Jesse & Joy

Wisin & Yandel

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Warner Music Latina

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year

Machete

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latino

Warner Latina

Latin Pop Album of the Year

Andrea Bocelli "Pasion"

Alejandro Fernandez "Confidencias"

Jenni Rivera "Joyas Prestadas: Pop"

Carlos Vives "Corazon Profundo"

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

Ricardo Arjona

Andrea Bocelli

Alejandro Fernandez

Jenni Rivera

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Il Volo

Jesse & Joy

Los Bukis

Maná

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

VG

Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year

Fonovisa

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latino

Warner Latina

TROPICAL CATEGORIES

Tropical Song of the Year

Marc Anthony "Vivir Mi Vida"

Enrique Iglesias feat. Romeo Santos "Loco"

Prince Royce "Darte Un Beso"

Romeo Santos "Propuesta Indecente"

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

Marc Anthony

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Tito "El Bambino"

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Alexis & Fido

Chino & Nacho

Grupo Mania

N’Klabe

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year

Siente

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year

On Fire

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latino

Tropical Album of the Year

Marc Anthony "3.0"

Prince Royce "#1’s"

Prince Royce "Soy El Mismo"

Various Artists "Sergio George Presents:  Salsa Giants"

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

Marc Anthony

Juan Luis Guerra 440

Prince Royce

Romeo Santos

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico

El Seis Del Solar

Grupo Mania

Grupo Niche

Tropical Albums Label of the Year

Atlantic Group

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year

Capitol Latin

Sony Music Latin

Top Stop

Universal Music Latino

REGIONAL MEXICAN CATEGORIES

Regional Mexican Song of the Year

La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho "El Ruido De Tus Zapatos"

Banda Carnaval "Y Te Vas"

Voz De Mando "Y Ahora Resulta"

Gerardo Ortiz "Damaso"

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

Luis Coronel

Gerardo Ortiz

Roberto Tapia

Noel Torres

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Banda Carnaval

Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga

La Arrolladora Banda el Limon De Rene Camacho

Voz De Mando

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year

Discos Sabinas

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Gerencia360

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year

DEL

Disa

Discos Sabinas

Fonovisa

Regional Mexican Album of the Year

Jenni Rivera "1969-Siempre: En Vivo Desde Monterrey: Parte 1"

Jenni Rivera "La Misma Gran Señora"

Jenni Rivera "Joyas Prestadas: Banda"

Various Artists "Las Bandas Romanticas de America 2013"

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

Gerardo Ortiz

Jenni Rivera

Joan Sebastian

Roberto Tapia

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Calibre 50

Intocable

La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho

Voz De Mando

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year

Discos America

Freddie

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year

Bad Sin

DEL

Disa

Fonovisa

LATIN RHYTHM CATEGORIES

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year

Alexis & Fido "Rompe La Cintura"

Daddy Yankee "Limbo"

J Alvarez "La Pregunta"

Don Omar "Zumba"

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo

J Alvarez

Daddy Yankee

Don Omar

Yandel

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Alexis & Fido

Ilegales

Plan B

Wisin & Yandel

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year

Pina

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Wild Dogz

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year

Capitol Latin

Machete

Pina

Sony Music Latin

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year

Don Omar "Don Omar Presents MT02: New Generation"

Yandel "De Lider a Leyenda"

Wisin & Yandel "Lideres"

Various Artists "Pina Records Presenta: La Formula: The Company"

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo

Daddy Yankee

Don Omar

Arcangel

Yandel

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group

Dyland & Lenny

Jowell & Randy

Kinto Sol

Wisin & Yandel

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year

Nelflow

Sony Music Latin

Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Urban Latin

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year

Capitol Latin

Machete

Pina

Sony Music Latin

WRITERS/PRODUCERS/PUBLISHERS CATEGORIES

Songwriter of the Year

Luciano Luna Diaz

Isidro Chavez "Espinoza Paz" Espinoza

Gerardo Ortiz

Anthony "Romeo" Santos

Publisher of the Year

Arpa Musical, LLC, BMI

EMI Blackwood Music Inc., BMI

LGA Music Publishing, BMI

Mayimba Music, Inc., ASCAP

Publishing Corporation of the Year

Arpa Music

Sony/ATV Music

Universal Music

Warner/Chappell Music

Producer of the Year

Fernando Camacho Tirado

Sergio George

Anthony "Romeo" Santos

Jesus Tirado Castañeda