Romeo Santos is known as the “King of Bachata” and fans have crowned him as their favorite Latino artist of the year at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Santos – who has long dominated the Latin billboard charts since emerging as a vocalist with the group “Aventura” – has recently embraced new success as a solo crossover artist thanks to his 2011 collaboration with Usher on the hit single “Promise.”
“It felt great just being nominated alongside these huge Latin crossover artists and winning leaves me speechless,” said Santos, who will officially accept his award during a Spanish-subtitled broadcast of the awards on Tr3s on Sept. 15 at 9pm EST. “I owe it to all the fans for voting – Thank you, what a blessing!!”