Jenny from the Block vs. Jenni Rivera

Where else but the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards would Jennifer Lopez and Jenni Rivera be nominated under the same category?!  Granted their both divas in their own right, and they share the same first name – albeit in different variations – but other than that there’s really few else that the two super stars seem to have in common.  Now, they also share a nomination for 2012 Female Songs Artist of the Year at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards!  Also up for the nomination are Shakira and Alejandra Guzman.

Claro, Don Omar, with 16 nominations in 14 categories, and Pitbull, with 14 nods in 12 categories, lead the list of nominees this year.  Though they certainly aren’t the only ones with something to celebrate after the list of nominees for these prestigious music industry awards were announced this week.  Prince Royce received 12 nominations; Mana received 11; and Shakira and Romeo Santos each received 10 nominations.  Others on the list include Larry Hernandez and Espinoza Paz, both up for Solo Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, and Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, going head to head for the Touring Artist of the Year nod.

The full list of 2012 Billboard Latin Music Award nominees is pretty long.

Now if only they could get Jenni River and Jennifer Lopez to perform in a duet!  I would pay good money to see that show!

The 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards will be aired live on Telemundo April 26th.