February 16, 2001


AND THE WINNERS ARE. . .

Winners Of The 13th Annual Premio Lo Nuestro Awards Illustrate The Tremendous Diversity of Latin Music

MIAMI, FL. Feb. 8, 2001 - The enormous diversity of Latin music was clearly evident tonight at the 13th annual edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina, the nation's longest-standing and most successful Latin music awards show. A total of 35 awards in four separate categories and more than 10 musical genres were handed out to some of the top names in the business before a packed house of stars, record industry moguls, television executives, sponsors, reporters and fans.

The four-hour gala at the city's James L. Knight Convention Center, in Miami, was beamed LIVE to the country by Spanish-language Univision Network, producer of the annual event. Except for three special tributes, which were determined by the network, winners were chosen independently by Hispanic radio programmers from around the country, based on the music charts published between Feb. 1 and Oct. 31, 2000.

Hosted by Univision morning-show personality Fernando Arau and Mexican TV game-show host Marco Antonio Rejil, this year's event contained 13 new awards and one new category: Latin Rock. A novel "People's Choice" element also was added to this year's mix, which allowed fans to vote for their favorite performers. Following is the complete list of winners:

POP
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Paulina
Artist: Paulina Rubio
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Marc Anthony
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christina Aguilera
GROUP OR DUET OF THE YEAR: Son By Four
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christina Aguilera
SONG OF THE YEAR: "A Puro Dolor"
Artist: Son By Four
Composers: Omar Alfanno
Producers: Omar Alfanno/Oscar Lord


Female Artist of the Year: Christina Aguilera

 

ROCK
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: MTV Unplugged
Artist: Shakira
PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: "Ojos Así," Shakira

 

TROPICAL
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Son By Four
Artist: Son By Four
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Marc Anthony
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Gisselle
GROUP OR DUET OF THE YEAR: Son By Four
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Kevin Ceballo
SONG OF THE YEAR: "A Puro Dolor"
Artist: Son By Four
Composers: Omar Alfanno
Producers: Omar Alfanno/Oscar Llord
BEST MERENGUE PERFORMANCE OF YEAR: "Por El Caminito," Elvis Crespo
BEST SALSA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four
BEST TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE OF YEAR: "Fruta Fresca," Carlos Vives

 

REGIONAL MEXICAN
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Secreto de Amor
Artist: Joan Sebastian
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Pepe Aguilar
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Paquita La Del Barrio
GROUP OR DUET OF THE YEAR: Los Tigres del Norte
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dinora y la Juventud
SONG OF THE YEAR: "Secreto de Amor"
Artist: Joan Sebastian
Composers: Joan Sebastian
Producers: Joan Sebastian
BEST TEJANA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Intocable
BEST GRUPERA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Joan Sebastian
BEST RANCHERA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Pepe Aguilar
BEST BAND PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Banda El Recodo
BEST NORTEÑA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Los Tigres del Norte

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE
FAVORITE POP ARTIST: Thalia
FAVORITE TROPICAL ARTIST: Elvis Crespo
FAVORITE MEXICAN REGIONAL ARTIST: Pepe Aguilar

 

PREMIO UNIVISION.COM
FAVORITE POP ARTIST: Azul, Azul
FAVORITE TROPICAL ARTIST: Carlos Vives
FAVORITE MEXICAN REGIONAL ARTIST: Banda Recodo

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: "She Bangs"
Artist: Ricky Martin
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Joan Sebastian
YOUTHFUL LEGACY AWARD: Chayanne
POSTHUMOUS TRIBUTE: Libertad Lamarque
 
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