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Jenni Rivera receives 11 posthumous Billboard Latin Music nominations


The legacy of late Latin star Jenni Rivera is set to continue as she has received 11 posthumous nominations for the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

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The singer died in a plane crash in Mexico on December 9, along with six other passengers, but her contribution to the Latin music industry is still being recognised.

Rivera is up for 11 awards including Artist of the Year, Female Songs Artist of the Year, and a double nomination for Album of the Year for her two records, "Joyas Prestadas: Pop" and "La Misma Gran Senora."

Don Omar is also set for a big night at the prestigious ceremony, landing 18 nominations including Artist of the Year and Male Songs Artist of the Year. Prince Royce and Pitbull, major finalists last year, have picked up 10 and nine nominations respectively, while newcomers 3BallMTY received eight nods. The ceremony will take place on April 25 at BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, Florida.

Feb 7, 2013 7:02PM
And if you never heard of Jenni Rivera in the pass  then you should keep your comments to yourself because you don't know much about her.
Feb 7, 2013 6:58PM
she has received many awards through her life time she was Nominated many times and won many premioslo nuestro and she was nominated in the passed in the latin bill board awards and she did win a couple of this  are not her first nominations.Just FYI .Just get informed before you comment! And she has performed in those awards many times!
Feb 6, 2013 1:55PM

I was not a big fan of her but I did recognize the big struggles she went through. She is admired not because of her talent but because she was a common hispanic woman that had to struggle so much to reach her success. I am glad she got the nominations and I know she would of still gotten them even if the accident didn't occur. I still can't believe people would be so harsh like really if your mother would of died would you like it if I sai, "HAHAHA we still live with or without her so I am glad she is dead." So I believe they wouldn't like it either.


Feb 6, 2013 1:24PM
Yeah for Jenni! Although she is gone, don't be surprised, she would have been nominated no matter what. She was at a high peek in her career. Regardless if people are buying more of her music now. People were already buying it before to begin with. Missing her is meaning she will not record new music again and see her perform again..
Feb 6, 2013 1:23PM
I didn't know a thing about Jenni. Having lost several friends over the years to accidents, I know the pain it brings to family and friends. My condolences to jenni's loved ones.
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