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Juanes, Wisin y Yandel, Gilberto Santa Rosa, El Chapo De Sinaloa & Mana among Top Nominees For 'Premio Lo Nuestro 2009' On Univision

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MIAMI, FL. (Top40 Charts/ Univision) - Univision, the leading Spanish-language network in the country, announced today the nominees for the 2009 edition of the prestigious 'Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina' ('Lo Nuestro' Latin Music Awards). Now in its 21st year, 'Premio Lo Nuestro's' list of nominees includes a diversity of genres and artists, reflecting the cultural richness of Latin music. The announcement was made today during a special edition of 'Despierta America' (Wake Up America), 'Fiesta de Nominados - Premio Lo Nuestro 2009' (Celebration of Nominations.) This year's 'Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina' will be broadcast by the Univision Network on Thursday, March 26, 2009, from 8-11 pm ET/PT (7-10 pm Central) LIVE from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.

With finalists in 30 categories divided into the 5 most popular Latin music genres of pop, tropical, regional Mexican, rock and urban, along with the 'Video of the Year', 'Premio Lo Nuestro' awards are bestowed annually to the very best talent in the Latin music industry. Music nominations are based on Radio and Records' Latin Charts for the time period of October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008. The winners are chosen by popular vote by viewers.

Leading the list with five nominations each are Colombian mega-star Juanes (Best Artist, Album of the Year, and three nominations for Best Song in the Rock genre) and Puerto Rican salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa (Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and two nominations for Best Song in the Tropical genre, as well as a nomination as Artist of the Year in the Salsa category). Following with four nominations each are the popular bachata group, Aventura; reggeaton's super duo, Wisin y Yandel; the ever popular rock band, Mana; the salsa group, NG2; and Regional Mexican icons, El Chapo de Sinaloa and La Arrolladora Banda el Limon.

Additional multiple nominees include pop music idols Alejandra Guzman (3), Enrique Iglesias (3), RBD (3), newcomer Yuridia (3), and the synth-pop band, Belanova (2); Regional Mexican groups Conjunto Primavera (3) and Grupo Montez de Durango (2); urban music super stars Flex (3), Daddy Yankee (2), Don Omar (2) and Alexis y Fido (2); Tropical music icons Juan Luis Guerra (3) and Victor Manuelle (3); and the rock groups Cafe Tacuba (2) and Motel (2), among others.

Other nominated music icons include, among others, Vicente Fernandez, Alejandro Fernandez, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis, Olga Tanon, Gloria Trevi, Calle 13, Jenni Rivera, Ana Isabelle, Andy Andy, Alacranes Musical, Babasonicos, Black Guayaba, El Potro de Sinaloa, Tommy Torres, Frank Reyes, Intocable, K-Paz de la Sierra, Banda el Recodo and Camila.

Univision.com (keyword: Premio) is once again the exclusive online destination for 'Premio Lo Nuestro 2009.' The excitement begins this month with online voting, where users choose the winners of this year's 'Premio Lo Nuestro' awards. Fans can log onto Univision.com from January 14th at 11am ET through February 5th at 11:59pm ET to vote for their favorites. In addition, daily coverage keeps music lovers engaged with everything from nominee profiles and music video clips, to a special which showcases the history of the show. For more non-stop exclusives, Univision.com users can also access fashion tips, photos and community features through the Univision.com social networking service.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2008, 'Premio Lo Nuestro' was the highest-rated annual special among Hispanics in the United States with an average audience of 6.1 million viewers, beating all other English- or Spanish-language award shows. In addition, 'Premio Lo Nuestro' delivered more Hispanic viewers than the combined audiences of the Academy Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Emmy Awards, MTV's Video Music Awards and the Golden Globes Awards.
To download photographs of the event, please visit ftp://ftp.univision.net
Username: univision Password: fiestadenominados.
Following is a complete list of 2009 'Premio Lo Nuestro' nominees by genre and category:

POP (POP GENRE)

Album del Ano (Album of the Year)
1. '95/08 Exitos,' Enrique Iglesias
2. 'Empezar Desde Cero,' RBD
3. 'Entre Mariposas,' Yuridia
4. 'Fuerza,' Alejandra Guzman
5. 'Tarde o Temprano,' Tommy Torres

Artista Masculino del Ano (Male Artist of the Year)
1. Alejandro Fernandez
2. Chayanne
3. Enrique Iglesias
4. Luis Fonsi
5. Tommy Torres

Artista Femenina del Ano (Female Artist of the Year)
1. Alejandra Guzman
2. Gloria Trevi
3. Julieta Venegas
4. Kany Garcia
5. Yuridia

Grupo o Duo del Ano (Group or Duo of the Year)
1. Belanova
2. Camila
3. Jesse & Joy
4. RBD
5. Reik

Solista o Grupo Revelacion del Ano (New Soloist or Group of the Year)
1. Ana Isabelle
2. Eiza ('Lola')
3. Juan
4. La Nueva Banda Timbiriche
5. Playa Limbo

Cancion del Ano (Song of the Year)
1. 'Ahora Entendi,' Yuridia
2. 'Cada Que...,' Belanova
3. 'Donde Estan Corazon,' Enrique Iglesias
4. 'Inalcanzable,' RBD
5. 'Soy Solo Un Secreto,' Alejandra Guzman

ROCK (ROCK GENRE)

Album del Ano (Album of the Year)
1. '17,' Motel
2. 'La Vida es Un Ratico,' Juanes
3. 'Arde el Cielo,' Mana
4. 'Mucho,' Babasonicos
5. 'Sino,' Cafe Tacuba

Artista del Ano (Artist of the Year)
1. Black Guayaba
2. Cafe Tacuba
3. Juanes
4. Mana
5. Motel

Cancion del Ano (Song of the Year)
1. 'Arde el Cielo,' Mana
2. 'Gotas de Agua Dulce,' Juanes
3. 'Me Enamora,' Juanes
4. 'Si No Te Hubieras Ido,' Mana
5. 'Tres,' Juanes

TROPICAL (TROPICAL GENRE)

Album del Ano (Album of the Year)
1. 'Contraste,' Gilberto Santa Rosa
2. 'Con Todas Las de Ganar,' NG2
3. 'Kings of Bachata: Sold Out at Madison Square Garden,' Aventura
4. 'La Nueva Escuela: Nu School,' N'Klabe
5. 'Soy,' Victor Manuelle

Artista Masculino del Ano (Male Artist of the Year)
1. Frank Reyes
2. Gilberto Santa Rosa
3. Juan Luis Guerra
4. Marc Anthony
5. Victor Manuelle

Artista Femenina del Ano (Female Artist of the Year)
1. Fanny Lu
2. Gloria Estefan
3. Milly Quezada
4. Olga Tanon

Grupo o Duo del Ano (Group or Duo of the Year)
1. Aventura
2. DLG
3. NG2
4. N'Klabe
5. Xtreme featuring Adrienne

Cancion del Ano (Song of the Year)
1. 'Como Yo,' Juan Luis Guerra
2. 'Conteo Regresivo,' Gilberto Santa Rosa
3. 'El Perdedor,' Aventura
4. 'Ella Menea,' NG2
5. 'No Te Vayas,' Gilberto Santa Rosa

Tropical Merengue Artista del Ano (Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year)
1. Elvis Crespo
2. Juan Luis Guerra
3. Los Hermanos Rosario
4. Olga Tanon
5. Raul Acosta y Oro Solido

Tropical Salsa Artista del Ano (Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year)
1. Gilberto Santa Rosa
2. Marc Anthony
3. NG2
4. N'Klabe
5. Victor Manuelle

Tropical Tradicional Artista del Ano (Tropical Traditional Artist of the Year)
1. Andy Andy
2. Aventura
3. Fonseca
4. Frank Reyes
5. Hector Acosta

REGIONAL MEXICANO (REGIONAL MEXICAN GENRE)

Album del Ano (Album of the Year)
1. 'Y Que Quede Claro,' La Arrolladora Banda el Limon
2. 'Capaz de Todo Por Ti,' K-Paz de la Sierra
3. 'Con Banda,' Los Dareyes de la Sierra
4. 'La Historia,' El Chapo de Sinaloa
5. 'Que Bonito...Es Lo Bonito,' Banda el Recodo

Artista Masculino del Ano (Male Artist of the Year)
1. El Chapo de Sinaloa
2. El Potro de Sinaloa
3. Fidel Rueda
4. Marco Antonio Solis
5. Vicente Fernandez

Artista Femenina del Ano (Female Artist of the Year)
1. Diana Reyes
2. Graciela Beltran
3. Isabela
4. Jenni Rivera

Grupo o Duo del Ano (Group or Duo of the Year)
1. Alacranes Musical
2. Conjunto Primavera
3. Grupo Montez de Durango
4. La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
5. Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense de Alfredo Ramirez

Solista o Grupo Revelacion del Ano (New Soloist or Group of the Year)
1. AK-7
2. Aliados de la Sierra
3. German Montero
4. Los Pikadientes de Caborca
5. Uranio

Cancion del Ano (Song of the Year)
1. 'Hasta el Dia de Hoy,' Los Dareyes de la Sierra
2. 'Si Te Agarran Las Ganas,' El Chapo de Sinaloa
3. 'Sobre Mis Pies,' La Arrolladora Banda el Limon
4. 'Te Llore,' Conjunto Primavera
5. 'Un Buen Perdedor,' K-Paz de la Sierra con Franco de Vita

Artista Banda del Ano (Banda Artist of the Year)
1. El Chapo de Sinaloa
2. El Potro de Sinaloa
3. Jenni Rivera
4. La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
5. Los Dareyes de la Sierra

Artista Duranguense del Ano (Duranguense Artist of the Year)
1. Alacranes Musical
2. Grupo Montez de Durango
3. K-Paz de la Sierra
4. Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense de Alfredo Ramirez
5. Patrulla 81

Artista Grupero del Ano (Grupero Artist of the Year)
1. Bronco - El Gigante de America
2. Control
3. Grupo Bryndis
4. Los Temerarios
5. Marco Antonio Solis

Artista Norteno del Ano (Norteno Artist of the Year)
1. Conjunto Primavera
2. Intocable
3. Linderos del Norte
4. Los Rieleros del Norte
5. Los Tigres del Norte

Artista Ranchero del Ano (Ranchero Artist of the Year)
1. Pedro Fernandez
2. Pepe Aguilar
3. Vicente Fernandez

GENERO URBANO (URBAN GENRE)

Album del Ano (Album of the Year)
1. 'King of Kings Live,' Don Omar
2. 'Los Extraterrestres,' Wisin y Yandel
3. 'Showtime,' Angel y Khriz
4. 'Sobrenatural,' Alexis y Fido
5. 'Te Quiero,' Flex

Artista del Ano (Artist of the Year)
1. Alexis y Fido
2. Daddy Yankee
3. Don Omar
4. Flex
5. Wisin y Yandel

Cancion del Ano (Song of the Year)
1. 'Ahora Es,' Wisin y Yandel
2. 'He Venido,' MJ
3. 'Sexy Movimiento,' Wisin y Yandel
4. 'Te Quiero,' Flex
5. 'Ya No Llores,' Baby Boy

VIDEO DEL ANO (VIDEO OF THE YEAR)

Video
1. 'La Novela,' Akwid
2. 'Pose,' Daddy Yankee
3. 'Tu Adios No Mata,' Intocable
4. 'Un Beso de Desayuno,' Calle 13
5. 'Visible,' Jaguares

Univision Communications Inc. is the 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 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at https://www.univision.com Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit www.univision.net.






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