The American singer-songwriter and producer Romeo Santos will receive the PrizeBillboard Top Latin Album of the Decade for his record production Formula: Vol.2, Telemundo and the Billboard organization announced this Thursday.
The artist with a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father, who has brought bachata to the world for almost two decades, will collect his award during the delivery of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from Miami (USA) on Wednesday, October 21 on the Telemundo network.
Santos has confirmed that he will be present that night at the BB&T Center, located about 25 miles north of Miami. In addition to the special recognition, the artist is nominated in six categories of the Latin Billboard, including the highly valued ‘Artist of the Year’.
Although still nor has revealed if it will be part of the musical show of the night, whose transmission will expand for three hours, with a prelude to the typical red carpet, although with strict rules of social distancing, it is possible that he will interpret his latest song Our love, a collaboration with Alex Bueno.
Billboard’s recognition for Formula: Vol.2 comes from great success on the organization’s popularity charts, considered the most important in measuring performance and popularity of songs in the music industry.
Romeo Santos’ album, which was released in 2014, included collaborations with figures such as Drake, Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj y Carlos Santana. In addition, he gave the so-called “El rey de la bachata” his third No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart, topping the chart for 11 weeks since March 15, 2014.
Further, Formula: Vol.2 achieved the Record for album with the most weeks on the Top Latin Albums chart with a total of 288 so far. It also held the record for the album with the most weeks in the top 10, with a total of 168.
It also earned Santos his highest debut (No. 5) on the list. Billboard 2000, on March 15, 2014.
The recognition of Romeo Santos is the third special prize announced by the organization Billboard and Telemundo this year. The first was the Latin Billboard a la Trayectoria, which this year will be awarded to the Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero.
For his part, during the 2020 Latin Billboard delivery, the Colombian urban singer-songwriter Maluma will receive the Spirit of Hope award for his commitment and altruistic work at the head of his foundation El Arte de los Sueños, with which he supports young people in vulnerable situations to fulfill their dreams.