Romeo Santos will be honored with the Billboard Top Latin Album of the Decade Award at the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards, set to take place Oct. 21.
Announced by Telemundo and Billboard on Thursday (Oct. 8), “The King of Bachata” will be honored with the award thanks to his chart-topping album Formula: Vol. 2.
Santos — who is up for six awards this year, including artist of the year and streaming song of the year — achieved the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums Decade-End chart with his album Formula: Vol. 2, which also scored Santos his third No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart, ruling for 11 weeks starting March 15, 2014.
Additionally, Formula: Vol. 2 achieved the record for the album with the most weeks on the Top Latin Albums chart with a total of 288 weeks and counting. It also holds the record for the album with the most weeks in the top 10, with a total of 168. On the Billboard 200 chart, the album earned Santos his highest debut at No. 5.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards will kick off at 7 p.m. ET with a red carpet preshow followed by the three-hour awards show, featuring live performances by today’s top Latin artists to honor the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin music.
The complete list of finalists was announced earlier this year, with Bad Bunny and Ozuna leading the list with 14 mentions each. Daddy Yankee and J Balvin both have 12 finalist mentions; Anuel AA has 11; and Farruko has 10. See the complete list of finalists here.
The awards will coincide with Billboard’s Latin Music Week, a three-day virtual experience dedicated to Latin music, culture and entertainment. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event will take place Oct. 20-23 and will feature intimate artist conversations, industry panels, exclusive performances and more. For more information and to RSVP, visit BillboardLatinMusicWeek.com.