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Christian Daniel nabs two 2016 Billboard Latin Music nominations

Christian Daniel is obtained two nomination to the Latin Billboard Awards.
Christian Daniel is obtained two nomination to the Latin Billboard Awards.

Christian Daniel’s “Ahora Que te Vas” was nominated in the category of “Latin Pop Song of the Year” at the upcoming 2016 Latin Billboard Awards. (Photo courtesy of Beats Communications).

Latin pop sensation Christian Daniel must be really excited, the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter nabbed two nominations for the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The Miami-based artist, who is half Cuban, is nominated in two categories, “Latin Pop Song of the Year” for his smash-hit “Ahora Que Te Vas” as well as “Latin Pop Songs; Artist of the Year, Solo”.

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Since late 2014, Christian Daniel has been making waves in a variety of media outlets and dominating the radio charts with his songs “Me Vuelvo Un Cobarde”, “Ahora Que Te Vas” and “Quiero Quitarte El Miedo”; all of which reached and maintained the #1 spot on the radio charts for several weeks.

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Christian Daniel says he was heavily influenced by the island’s signature sound, Salsa. However, in an interview with Billboard he revealed he was also very much into more contemporary music like that of his fellow Puerto Rican, Ricky Martin’s. He admits he was also a very big fan of Shakira.

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The 31-year-old artist confesses he was always drawn to singing and recalls taking voice lessons and gathering material for a demo at the early age of 16.  Christian Daniel’s father, however, disapproved. He didn’t want his son to pursue a career in the music industry and encouraged him to purse a career in the fields of marketing or golf instead.

But his father quickly changed his mind after hearing his son’s powerful singing voice and the rest is history. We’re sure Christian Daniel’s dad is now beaming with pride as his son gears up for the 2016 Latin Billboard Awards and prepares for the release of his new single “Te Has Convertido En Mi” (You Have Become Me), which is just a few days away.

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Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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