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Univision Announces Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards Nominees

Posted by Elena del Valle on December 14, 2005

Miami, Florida -Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN)-The 18th Annual “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina” (Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards) nominees were announced live on the Univision Network morning show “Despierta América.” Award announcements will be made on Premio lo Nuestro which will be broadcast by the Univision Network on Thursday, February 23 from 8-11 pm ET/PT (7-10 pm Central/Mountain) live from Miami’s American Airlines Arena.

Dominican Bachata duo Monchy y Alexandra lead the competition with the most nominations at five in Tropical Genre categories such as “Album of the Year,” “Best Group or Duo,” “Song of the Year,” and “Artist of the Year.” Groups or artists with four nominations each include Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira, Mexican group Conjunto Primavera, Italian pop star Laura Pausini, Puerto Rican “Woman of Fire” Olga Tañón, Norteño group Intocable, Colombian rocker Juanes, Regional Mexican group K-Paz de la Sierra, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Puerto Rican pop star Luis Fonsi.

Additional multiple nominees include salsa music idols Marc Anthony (3) Gilberto Santa Rosa (2), and El Gran Combo (3), urban music stars Wisin y Yandel (3), Andy Andy (3), and Don Omar (2), regional Mexican artists Marco Antonio Solís (3), Beto y Sus Canarios (3), Luis Miguel (3) and Pepe Aguilar (2). Other nominated are Mexican “Golden Girl” Paulina Rubio, Colombian recording artist Carlos Vives, Mexico’s Vicente Fernández and Los Tigres del Norte.

The awards include finalists in 32 categories divided into five popular Latin music genres: Pop, Tropical, Regional Mexican, Rock and Urban. “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards are bestowed annually to the top talent in the Latin music industry along with the Video of the Year. Music nominations are determined from charts compiled by the recording industry trade magazine Radio & Records® for the time period of October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005.

Latin music fans can go to http://www.univision.com to cast their votes online for the “Premio Lo Nuestro” winners. By logging onto Univision.com (Uniclave: Premio) between now and January 18, 2006, they can vote for their favorite artists in all categories. Univision.com will also have a dedicated section on the website with exclusive coverage that includes artist profiles, streaming video and music clips of the nominees.

Premio Lo Nuestro” is a top rated annual special for Hispanics in the United States. It was viewed by more than nine million Hispanics in 2005, beating, according to promoters, all English or Spanish language award programs. Following is a complete list of 2006 “Premio Lo Nuestro” nominees by genre and category:


Album of the Year
1) Escucha, Laura Pausini (Warner)
2) Fijación Oral, Shakira (Sony BMG)
3) Fuego, Kumbia Kings (EMI Televisa)
4) Paso a Paso, Luis Fonsi (Universal)
5) Todo el Año, Obie Bermúdez (EMI Televisa)

 Best Male Artist
1) Alejandro Fernández
2) Luis Fonsi
3) Obie Bermúdez
4) Reyli

Best Female Artist
1) Jimena
2) Julieta Venegas
3) Laura Pausini
4) Paulina Rubio

Best Group or Duo
1) Aleks Syntek y Ana Torroja
2) Kumbia Kings
3) La 5ª Estación
4) Shakira y Alejandro Sanz

Song of the Year
1) La Camisa Negra, Juanes (Universal)
2) La Tortura, Shakira y Alejandro Sanz (Sony BMG)
3) Nada es Para Siempre, Luis Fonsi (Universal)
4) Víveme, Laura Pausini (Warner)
5) Volverte a Ver, Juanes (Universal)

Best New Soloist or Group of the Year
1) Lena
2) Lu
3) RBD
4) Reik


Album of the Year
1) Andrea Echeverri, Andrea Echeverri (Nacional)
2) Con Todo Respeto, Molotov (Universal)
3) Consejo, La Secta All Star (Universal)
4) Consuelo en Domingo, Enjambre (Oso Records)
5) En el Cielo de Tu Boca, Circo (Universal)

 Artist of the Year
1) Circo
2) Enjambre
3) Juanes
4) La Secta All Star

Song of theYear
1) A Eme O, Andrea Echeverri (Nacional)
2) Amateur, Molotov (Universal)
3) Biografía, Enjambre (Oso Records)
4) Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor, Juanes (Universal)
5) Un Accidente, Circo (Universal)


Album of the Year
1) Amanecer Contigo, Frankie Negrón (SGZ Entertainment)
2) Aquí Estamos y De Verdad, El Gran Combo (Sony BMG)
3) Hasta el Fin, Monchy y Alexandra (J&N)
4) Ironía, Andy Andy (Urban Box Office)
5) Una Nueva Mujer, Olga Tañón (Sony BMG)

Best Male Artist
1) Carlos Vives
2) Gilberto Santa Rosa
3) Juan Luis Guerra
4) Marc Anthony

Best Female Artist
1) Brenda K. Starr
2) Melina León
3) Milly Quezada
4) Olga Tañón

Best Group or Duo
1) Aventura
2) El Gran Combo
3) Monchy y Alexandra
4) N’Klabe

Song of the Year
1) Bandolero, Olga Tañón (Sony BMG)
2) Hasta el Fin, Monchy y Alexandra (J&N)
3) Perdidos, Monchy y Alexandra (J&N)
4) Que Ironía, Andy Andy (Urban Box Office)
5) Se Esfuma Tu Amor, Marc Anthony (Sony BMG)

Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year
1) Juan Luis Guerra
2) La Gran Banda
3) Los Toros Band
4) Olga Tañón

Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year
1) El Gran Combo
2) Gilberto Santa Rosa
3) Marc Anthony
4) Tito Nieves

Tropical Traditional Artist of the Year
1) Andy Andy
2) Aventura
3) Carlos Vives
4) Monchy y Alexandra

Best New Soloist or Group of the Year
1) Ciclón
2) Edgar Daniel
3) T4
4) Xtreme

Regional Mexican

Best Album
1) Diez, Intocable (EMI Televisa)
2) Directo al Corazón, Los Tigres del Norte (Fonovisa)
3) Hoy Como Ayer, Conjunto Primavera (Fonovisa)
4) Pensando en Ti, K-Paz de la Sierra (Univision Records)
5) Razón de Sobra, Marco Antonio Solís (Fonovisa)

Best Male Artist
1) Luis Miguel
2) Marco Antonio Solís
3) Pepe Aguilar
4) Sergio Vega

Best Female Artist
1) Ana Bárbara
2) Diana Reyes
3) Isabela
4) Mariana

Best Group or Duo
1) Beto y sus Canarios
2) Conjunto Primavera
3) Intocable
4) K-Paz de la Sierra

Song of the Year
1) Aire, Intocable (EMI Televisa)
2) Eres Divina, Patrulla 81 (Disa)
3) Está Llorando Mi Corazón, Beto y sus Canarios (Disa)
4) Hoy Como Ayer, Conjunto Primavera (Fonovisa)
5) Volveré, K-Paz de la Sierra (Univision Records)

Band/Artist of the Year
1) Banda el Recodo
2) Beto y sus Canarios
3) K-Paz de la Sierra
4) Patrulla 81

Grupero Artist of the Year
1) Bronco – El Gigante de América
2) Grupo Innovación
3) Los Temerarios
4) Marco Antonio Solís

Norteño Artist of the Year
1) Conjunto Primavera
2) Intocable
3) Los Huracanes del Norte
4) Los Tigres del Norte

Ranchero Artist of the Year
1) Ezequiel Peña
2) Luis Miguel
3) Pepe Aguilar
4) Vicente Fernández

Best New Soloist or Group of the Year
1) Los Elegidos
2) Beto Terrazas
3) La Autoridad de la Sierra
4) Zaino


Album of the Year
1) Chosen Few El Documental, Chosen Few (Urban Box Office)
2) Desahogo, Vico C (EMI Televisa)
3) Flow La Diskoteka, DJ Nelson (Universal)
4) Los K-Becillas, Master Joe & OG Black (Ole Music)
5) Luny Tunes & Baby Ranks: Más Flow 2, Luny Tunes & Baby Ranks (Machete Records)

Artist of the Year
1) Daddy Yankee
2) Don Omar
3) Master Joe & OG Black
4) Wisin y Yandel

Song of the Year
1) Lo Que Pasó Pasó, Daddy Yankee (El Cartel)
2) Mayor Que Yo, Baby Ranks, Daddy Yankee, Héctor “El Father,” Tonny Tun Tun & Wisin y Yandel (Machete Records)
3) Mírame, Daddy Yankee (Machete Records)
4) Rakata, Wisin y Yandel (Machete Records)
5) Reggaetón Latino, Don Omar (Urban Box Office)

Video of the Year

Artist, Video
1) Laura Pausini, “Víveme”
2) Luis Fonsi, “Nada Es Para Siempre”
3) Luis Miguel, “Que Seas Feliz”
4) Shakira, “No”
5) Vico C, “Desahogo”
6) Anasol, “Nace”

Univision Communications Inc. is a premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98 percent of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86 percent of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, a leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, a leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 67 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and four stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50 percent interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, a premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50 percent interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27 percent interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.