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Jenni Rivera and Gerardo Ortiz lead Billboard Mexican Music Awards nominations

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Aug 22, 2013 | 1:01pm EDT

Gerardo Ortiz and late singer Jenni Rivera lead the nominations for the third annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards. Ortiz picked up 14 nods in 13 categories including Artist of the year, Songs Artist of the Year and Albums Artist of the Year. Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash in December (12), follows with 10 nominations in eight categories including Artist of the Year, Female; Albums Artist of the Year and Songs Artist of the Year. Other multiple nominees include La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, who are are up for seven awards, including Artist of the Year; Artist of the Year, Duo or Group, and Songs Artist of the Year, and Roberto Tapia, Voz de Mando and Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga who are all tied with six nominations. The Billboard Mexican Music Awards will take place on 9 October (13) at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

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