Romeo Santos, who released his debut solo album last month after serving as the front man for Aventura, earned MTV Tr3s’ Mejor Artista Latino 2012 award during a Spanish-subtitled transmission of the MTV Video Music Awards.
The 31-year-old Dominican-American, who sold out Madison Square Garden twice last year, beat out some serious competition for the award: Jennifer Lopez, Wisin y Yandel, Pitbull and Juanes.
“To receive the award leaves me speechless,” says Santos in a statement. “I owe it to all the votes [I received] from my fans. Thank you, what a blessing!”
The Spanish-subtitled transmission of the MTV VMA show will be broadcast on September 15 at 9:00 pm ET on MTV Tr3s.
Earlier this year, Santos picked up two awards at the Premios Juventud, including Most Played Album for his first solo venture, Fórmula Vol 1.