Miami, FL (Top40 Charts/ Univision Communications)
Taking home three awards each, reggaeton superstar duo Wisin y Yandel (Album of the Year, Song of the Year - Urban Genre, and Entertainer of the Year), Pop group sensation Camila
(Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, and Song of the Year - Pop Genre), renowned regional Mexican music group Banda el Recodo (Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year and Song of the Year - Regional Mexican Genre), and bachata music breakout artist Prince
Royce (Male Artist of the Year, New Soloist or Group of the Year and Song of the Year - Tropical Genre) were the night's biggest winners during this year's spectacular "Premio Lo Nuestro" Latin Music
Awards, broadcast live from Miami's American Airlines Arena
on Univision. Once again paying homage to the best in Latin music, the annual awards show featured the participation of some of Latin entertainment's biggest luminaries, including legendary rock band Mana, international superstar Ricky Martin, and Mexico's sweetheart Lucero who received the special "Artistic Excellence," "World Icon," and "Career Achievement" awards respectively. The kings of bachata Aventura, multiplatinum recording artist Enrique Iglesias, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Espinoza Paz, banda music diva Jenni Rivera, Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes, and urban music sensation Pitbull
also took home multiple awards in their respective music genres.
"Lo Que No Vio - Premio Lo Nuestro 2011"
One of the year's most anticipated evenings kicked-off with a spectacular, show-stopping performance by "Mr. 305," Pitbull, who took the stage to perform his latest hit "Bon Bon" accompanied by the spectacular acrobatics of the dance ensemble from the hit Las Vegas show "Le Reve." Later in the show, Pitbull joined fellow urban artists Wisin y Yandel for the blowout performance of their new hit "Zun Zun," which also featured the highly anticipated return of Puerto Rican reggaetonero Tego Calderon.
Debuting new singles on the "Premio Lo Nuestro" stage were Mexican diva Gloria Trevi with "Me Rio de Ti," Juanes with "Regalito," and Tito "El Bambino" with "Llueve el Amor;" while Ricky Martin delivered a new high-energy remix of his latest hit "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tu," created especially for the show. Lucero took the audience back in time with a special medley of some of her most popular songs, including her latest single "Indispensable;" while Mana pleased the crowd performing some of their greatest hits, including "Labios Compartidos" as requested by popular demand by fans via www.PremioLoNuestro.com. The night's most romantic moments were delivered by Mexican artist Cristian Castro who took the stage to pay homage to the "Prince of Song" Jose Jose, singing some of his most memorable songs; Camila who drove the crowd wild with the performance of three of their most recent hits "Mientes," "Alejate de Mi," and "Besame," the latter featuring a special duo with Gloria Trevi; and Jenni Rivera with the performance of "el," the theme song for Univision's hit novela "Eva Luna."
Additional highlights include a spectacular production by Chino y Nacho who were joined on stage by dozens of fans found via Facebook and Twitter for the performance of "Tu Angelito;" Los Tucanes de Tijuana's rendition of "Soy Todo Tuyo," and the presentation of Prince Royce's latest hit "Corazon Sin Cara." Other performers included La Arrolladora Banda el Limon with "Nina de Mi Corazon," Dyland y Lenny with "Quiere Pa' Que Te Quieran," Jorge, Alex y Lena with "Estar Contigo," Tony Dize and RKM y Ken-Y with "El Doctorado," Intocable with "Robarte Un Beso," and Fuego featuring Omega who were in charge of the high-energy closing performance with "Super Estrella" and "Que Buena Tu Ta."
"Premio Lo Nuestro" 2011 was hosted by the beloved actress/comedienne Angelica Vale and versatile actor and TV host Jaime Camil. The awards were preceded by the star-studded red carpet arrivals pre-show "Noche de Estrellas," hosted by Univision personalities Giselle Blondet ("Nuestra Belleza Latina") and Chiquinquira Delgado ("Despierta America"). A special "behind-the-scenes" program "Lo Que No Vio - Premio Lo Nuestro 2011," featuring exclusive backstage videos and interviews with artists, will air on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 7pm ET/PT (6pm Central) on the Univision Network.
The winners of "Premio Lo Nuestro" 2011 were chosen by fans voting on www.PremioloNuestro.com online and on their mobile phones. The site is featuring extensive post-show coverage of the winners and presenters, including exclusive interviews, photos, and unlimited access to the behind-the-scenes action. Video from the show is also available on the Univision Video App, available for Smartphones. The excitement continues as fans vote for the best outfits and hottest couples from the "Premio Lo Nuestro" carpet - online voting is already open and will continue through Monday, 10am ET.
A complete list of the award winners follows:
REGIONAL MEXICAN GENRE
Album of the Year: "Me Gusta Todo de Ti," Banda el Recodo
Male Artist of the Year: Espinoza Paz
Female Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Group or Duo of the Year: Banda el Recodo
New Soloist or Group of the Year: Gerardo Ortiz
Song of the Year: "Me Gusta Todo de Ti," Banda el Recodo
Banda Artist of the Year: Espinoza Paz
Grupero Artist of the Year: Joan Sebastian
Norteno Artist of the Year: Los Tigres del Norte
Ranchero Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Duranguense Artist of the Year: Grupo Montez de Durango
Album of the Year: "Mi Nina Bonita," Chino y Nacho
Male Artist of the Year: Prince Royce
Female Artist of the Year: Olga Tanon
Group or Duo of the Year: Aventura
New Soloist or Group of the Year: Prince Royce
Song of the Year: "Stand by Me," Prince Royce
Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year: Juan Luis Guerra
Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year: Luis Enrique
Traditional Tropical Artist of the Year: Aventura
Album of the Year: "Dejarte de Amar," Camila
Male Artist of the Year: Enrique Iglesias
Female Artist of the Year: Shakira
Group or Duo of the Year: Camila
New Soloist or Group of the Year: JenCarlos Canela
Song of the Year: "Mientes," Camila
Album of the Year: "Amor Vincit Omnia," Draco
Artist of the Year: Juanes
Song of the Year: "Yerbatero," Juanes
Album of the Year: "La Revolucion: Evolucion," Wisin y Yandel
Artist of the Year: Pitbull
Song of the Year: "Te Siento," Wisin y Yandel
New Artist of the Year: "Dyland y Lenny"
Video of the Year: "Egoista," Belinda and Pitbull
Entertainer of the Year: Wisin y Yandel
Collaboration of the Year: "Cuando Me Enamoro," Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra