Prince Royce and Romeo Santos Rule the Premio Lo Nuestro Nominations

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Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro announced its nominations this morning on Despierta America, officially starting the countdown to the show's 25th anniversary on February 21, 2013.

Romeo Santos and Prince Royce are tied for most nods, at seven each. The two bachateros are battling it out for Tropical Album of the Year, Tropical Male Artist of the Year, and Tropical Song of the Year.

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Reggaeton king Don Omar was recognized for the huge year he's had with six nods, including Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year for his monster duet with Natti Natasha, "Dutty Love," and Album of the Year for his Don Omar Presents Meet The Orphans 2: New Generation.

Barcelona-bred urban artist Juan Magan is a contender for Best New Artist, among four other awards. He faces tough competition from 3Ball MTY, who won in the same category at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas last month.

Veteran Mexican rockers Maná have six nominations, and are competing with Don Omar, Jenni Rivera, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, and Romeo Santos in the Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year category – arguably the most important award of the evening.

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Sibling duo Jesse & Joy, who cleaned up at the Latin Grammys, are up for five big awards, including Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "¡Corre!" as well as Album of the Year for ¿Con Quién Se Queda el Perro?.

Juanes got recognized for his critically acclaimed MTV Unplugged album with four nods, tied with Beto Cuevas and Victor Manuelle.

Daddy Yankee, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Ricardo Arjona, Chino y Nacho, Gerardo Ortiz, La Original Banda El Limón, La Banda El Recodo, and Wisin y Yandel each got three nods.

View the full list of 130 nominations in 33 different categories here and cast your vote starting today and until December 23, then tune into Univision on February 21 for the big awards show, live from Miami!

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