The 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Puerto Rican native Don Omar and the Bronx's Prince Royce took top honors at the Billboard Latin Music award ceremony. Each received eight awards. They are among a growing group of Latin artists who mix English and Spanish into their songs.

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    Singer Don Omar, center, gets helps in holding his eight awards from singer Akon, left, and an unidentified woman during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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    Pitbull performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday April 26, 2012. Pitbull won the Songsof the Year, by a Male Performer. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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    Larry Hernández canta en la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard el jueves 26 de abril del 2012 en Coral Gables, Florida. (AP Foto/Lynne Sladky)
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    La actriz Maritza Bustamante en la alfombra roja de los Premios Billboard a la Música Latina en Coral Gables, Florida, el jueves 26 de abril de 2012. (Foto AP/Wilfredo Lee)
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    Paulina Rubio estrena "Boys Will Be Boys" en la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard, el jueves 26 de abril del 2012 en Coral Gables, Florida. (AP Foto/Lynne Sladky)
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    Cristian Castro holds his awards for Album Artist of the Year, male singer and Latin Pop Album of the Year, solo artist, during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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    Music producer Emilio Estefan and Billboard's Leila Cobo at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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    Singer Gerardo Ortiz hold his awards during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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    Singer Jenni Rivera is kisses by singers Nacho, left and Chino, right as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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    Prince Royce canta en la ceremonia de los Latin Billboard el jueves 26 de abril del 2012 en Coral Gables, Florida. (AP Foto/Lynne Sladky)
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    Gilberto Santa Rosa performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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    Marc Anthony, right, performs with Gilberto Santa Rosa, left, during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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    Cristian Castro performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday April 26, 2012. Castro won Album of the Year by a male performer award. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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    Pitbull smiles after accepting the award for the Song of the Year by a male performer during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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    Michel Telo performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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    Prince Royce reacts after winning Artist of the Year during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla., Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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    Singers Loalwa Braz, left and Akon embrace at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Thursday, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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    Juanes canta en la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard el jueves 26 de abril del 2012 en Coral Gables, Florida. (AP Foto/Lynne Sladky)
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