Last night’s Latin Billboard Awards proved to be a big night for Latin music’s hottest artists, and for fans on Twitter. The conversation really took off on Twitter, both in Spanish and English — there were nearly half a million Tweets about the show, which was more than double last year’s volume. Fans particularly turned to Twitter to share their reactions when Don Omar and Maná won trophies, and during Marc Anthony’s Premio Salon de la Fama award tribute, sending thousands of Tweets during those moments.
Before the show started, folks behind the scenes were sharing pictures of the stars as they walked the red carpet:
Fashion cam #billboards @sensato @pitbull @dreateamagency instagr.am/p/J6QB8jDeF0/
— Susan Stipcianos (@DreamTeamSusan) April 27, 2012
A lucky fan in Miami for the Billboards shared the view from her seat during one of the performances:
#Favorite performance of the night!! #Billboards2012 @gerardoortiznet twitter.com/YAREL_RAMOS/st…
— Yarel Ramos (@YAREL_RAMOS) April 27, 2012
Right after taking home an incredible 8 awards, Prince Royce took his acceptance speech to Twitter and made sure to thank his fans around the world:
Prince Royce made sure to thank all his fans:
8 awards @LatinBillboards!!! I am so grateful for all of you guys, my fans!!! Without you this is not possible!! What a night!
— Prince Royce (@PlanetRoyce) April 27, 2012
The team at Trendrr also followed the Latin Billboards closely, and pulled together this infographic showing the way the show played out on Twitter, which you can check out here.
Whether you’re a Latin music lover, an aspiring electronic music producer, or want to re-live rock’s most memorable moments, Twitter is the place for music fans to connect with their favorite artists.