By Tara Rippin • 22 October 2020 • 17:25
Enrique Iglesias is crowned Billboard Top Latin Artist of All Time.
THE Spanish singer songwriter was honoured at the Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, on Wednesday, October 21.
The Latin star, who celebrated the birth of his third child with retired tennis ace Anna Kournikova eight months ago, began his career during the mid-90s and has become the King of Latin Pop.
The “Hero” and “Bailando” hitmaker is also an actor and music producer.
At the awards ceremony, the Billboard Top Latin Album of the Decade Award went to Romeo Santos for Formula: Vol. 2 and the Billboard Latin Song of the Decade Award was presented to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee for “Despacito.”
Latin Pop Artist of the Year went to Fonsi, while Daddy Yankee featuring Snow won the Song of the Year, Airplay prize for “Con Calma.”
The ceremony had a limited audience due to Covid restrictions and five stages were used which were sanitised between acts which included Reik, Jessie Reyez, Gente de Zona, Gerardo Ortiz and Carlos Vives.
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