Enrique Iglesias got his due at the 11th annual Premios Juventud awards Thursday night at the University of Miami BankUnited Center in Coral Gables.
The local superstar singer tied with Dominican bachata idol Romeo Santos; both men went home with five trophies each.
Nominated six times for two different songs this year — El Perdedor (The Loser) and Bailando (Dancing), Iglesias triumphed as My Pop/Rock Artist. The crossover Spanish native also was presented with the Supernova award, which recognized his success abroad.
Some of today’s hottest Latin musical talents linked up for an electrifying show that had an amusement park theme, complete with roller coaster, Ferris wheel, carousel, water slide, fireworks, light shows and popcorn stands.
Speaking of international superstars, Pitbull, aka Mr. Worldwide, was deemed Ídolo de la Juventud (Youth Idol) for his commitment to his community. As a thank you, the rapper performed a lively version of his World Cup theme song, We Are One, with an able assist from pop cutie Austin Mahone.
Among the famous presenters: Larrymania reality star Larry Hernández, actress Nadine Velazquez ( My Name Is Earl) and telenovela god William Levy.
All winners were chosen by fans who voted online via www.PremiosJuventud.com. See a full list of winners there.