The Puerto Rican superstar is unstoppable with his International mega-hit “Danza Kuduro”, and his new album “MTO2: New Generation” which continues to dominate the sales charts in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico
New York, NY (Monday, May 21, 2012)- Don Omar received 2 nominations at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards for his hit singles “Danza Kuduro” and “Taboo”, both a part of the album “Don Omar Presents Meet The Orphans”, one of the most impactful urban music releases of the last few years.
At last night’s award ceremony, “Danza Kuduro” was chosen as the winner in the category for “Top Latin Song”. The track competed against nominated songs from Pitbull, Romeo Santos, Prince Royce and Don’s own hit “Taboo”. This important recognition adds to the massive success of “Danza Kuduro”, a Latin song whose popularity has pierced the popular Music scene in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia as well as North, South and Central America, selling more than 2 million digital downloads in the process.
The artist continues to celebrate the release of his new album “MTO2: New Generation” which has dominated the sales charts throughout Latin American and maintained the #1 position on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States since its release three weeks ago. The album has seen a tremendous online presence which is reflected in its digital success with 45% of its sales coming from digital formats.
Don Omar has dedicated himself to the future of the business and its mobile and digital strategies for artist development. Due to this, he was honored by Billboard Magazine for his Project, www.fanscompany.com as well as his presentation at the Latin Music conference, attended by major music industry executives who listened with great interest to his new model for the music business of the future.
In response to the success for his music and new generation of artists, the artist expressed, “I am super proud of these awards as they motivate me to keep working hard and prepare myself adequately. I want to change the future of music and not just musically. I’ve had to go through various stages in my career to arrive where I am at and I’ve learned that I can change the industry by providing another point of view. I love being DON OMAR, but one day I will stop being him and when this day comes I want to continue being an important part of those that will follow my path. I believe in new talent since I was once one and look at what I have been able to accomplish with the support of my loved ones around the world thanks to my music.”
“I am super happy with so much great news and I can only thank those that in some way or another make it possible for these things to happen in this world that we live in. It is clear to me that God has greatly blessed all of us. I love you all.”