MIAMI, FL. (Top40 Charts/ Univision Network) - A stellar collage of artists created a picture perfect night for young Hispanics everywhere during Univision's 6th Annual 'Premios Juventud' youth awards show, presented LIVE from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
In a night of many firsts, superstars Marc Anthony and Ricardo Arjona provided two of the most memorable moments with their performances. Marc Anthony and La Quinta Estacio'n, who performed together for the first time ever, premiered their new single 'Recue'rdame' against the backdrop of a tornado. In another first on the 'Premios Juventud' stage was singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona singing a medley of his hits 'Minutos,' 'El Problema,' and 'Como Duele.'
The show opened with an exciting number by Paulina Rubio performing her hit single 'Causa y Efecto,' with a group of dancers playing an elaborate life-sized game of chess. Immediately afterwards, the surprise celebrity DJ was revealed to be none other than pop star Pee Wee, mixing it up in an audio booth suspended high above the fan pit. Novela heartthrob Juan Soler, actress/singer Karyme Lozano and pop superstar Anahi', joined him as hosts and kept the crowd going all night.
Featuring the largest number of performances in its history, 'Premios Juventud' was a non-stop evening of outstanding musical numbers and surprises. Highlights included Luis Fonsi's premiere of his latest single 'Llueve Por Dentro' amidst the unexpected combination of live pyrotechnics and on-stage rainfall; Tito 'El Bambino's' blowout performance of 'El Amor;' Los Su'per Reyes' performance of 'Eres' along with surprise guest performer former Kumbia Kings member Frankie J; the colorful gypsy camp setting for the world premiere of Pee Wee's new single 'Cumbaya';' the 'Premios Juventud' debut performance of young artist Alexander Acha with 'Te Amo,' Germa'n Montero with 'Compre'ndeme,' and Da'Zoo with 'Chitu;' Makano singing 'Te Amo' to the object of his affection, Greidys Gil, Univision's Nuestra Belleza Latina 2009, which culminated in a romantic getaway in an actual cigarette boat navigating through a sea of fans; and the highly anticipated world premiere of Anahi''s new single 'Mi Delirio.'
Other performances included Alicia Villarreal with 'Caso Perdido,' Cristian Castro with 'El Culpable Soy Yo' and the premiere of his new single 'Por la Espalda;' Alexis y Fido with 'Ojos Que No Ven;' Alacranes Musical with 'Fue Su Amor;' and Shaila Du'rcal with the premiere of her new single 'Y Llegaste Tu'.'
With 28 unconventional categories, 'Premios Juventud' is the only awards show on Spanish-language television that celebrates the preferences of this country's Hispanic youth. Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi broke all records as the night's biggest winner and became the artist with the most 'Premios Juventud' awards in the show's history, receiving 10 of the 13 awards he was nominated for, including 'Red Hot Artist,' 'Catchiest Tune,' 'CD to Die For' and 'The Perfect Combo,' among others. Other multiple winners include the kings of bachata Aventura ('My Favorite Concert' and 'Favorite Tropical Artist') and superstar reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel ('My Ringtone' and 'My Favorite Urban Artist').
In addition, Anthony and Arjona were each honored with a special award. Marc Anthony, in recognition of his versatile talents as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer, received the special 'Icon of the World' award which was handed to him by merengue queen Olga Tan~o'n; while Ricardo Arjona, was presented the 2009 'Supernova' award for his outstanding musical career by Univision News Anchor Mari'a Elena Salinas.
Winners in the Film category include comedian extraordinaire Eugenio Derbez ('Can He Act or What?') and novela star Kate del Castillo ('She Steals the Show') for their performances in the movie 'La Misma Luna,' winner of 'Favorite Flick.'
The Sports category included New York Yankee Alex Rodri'guez as the 'Most Electrifying Male Athlete,' golfer Lorena Ochoa as the 'Most Electrifying Female Athlete,' and boxer Juan Manuel Lo'pez as the 'Promising New Player.' In addition, the New York Yankees took the award for 'I'm a Die Hard Fan of…'
Puerto Rican actress/singer Jennifer Lo'pez ('She's Got Style'), Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi ('He's Got Style,' 'My Idol Is...,' and 'Torrid Affairs'), novela heartthrob William Levy ('What a Hottie!'), novela actress Maite' Perroni ('Girl of My Dreams'), and Puerto Rican singer Elvis Crespo ('Paparazzi's Favorite Target'), were the winners in the Fashion and Style and Pop Culture categories.
In addition, in what has become a 'Premios Juventud' tradition, three deserving young Hispanics were awarded scholarships. Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos presented Jiovani Diaz of Houston, TX the scholarship in Academics; Jennifer Blanca Quezada of Mesa, AZ received the Sports scholarship presented by Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo; and Mexican rocker Beto Cuevas presented Carlos Marcano of Puerto Rico with an Arts scholarship.
A star-studded celebrity arrival show, 'Noche de Estrellas' (Night of Stars) preceded the awards telecast and was kicked-off by Mexican group Playa Limbo performing 'Un Gancho al Corazo'n,' the hit theme song from Univision's novela of the same name. The arrivals show was hosted by 'El Gordo y la Flaca's' (The Scoop and the Skinny) very own Carlos Caldero'n and novela star Eiza Gonza'lez ('Lola…Erase una Vez'), along with Univision personality Melissa Marty, and fashion experts Rodner Figueroa ('El Gordo y la Flaca') and Kika Rocha (Fashion Editor for People en Espan~ol).
Last night's winners were chosen by enthusiastic fans voting on Univision.com, the exclusive online home of 'Premios Juventud.' Univision.com (keyword: Premios Juventud) features extensive post-show coverage of the winners and presenters, including exclusive interviews, tons of videos and photos, as well as unlimited access to behind-the-scenes action. The excitement continues as users vote online for the best outfits and hottest couples on the blue carpet. Fans on-the-go are also enjoying additional coverage through a dedicated mobile portal that provides the latest scoop from the show and downloads of their favorite duet performance tones directly from their mobile device.
'PREMIOS JUVENTUD 2009' COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
La Combinacio'n Perfecta (The Perfect Combo): Luis Fonsi, Aleks Syntek, David Bisbal y Noel Scharjis ('Aqui' Estoy Yo')
?Que' Rico Que Se Mueve! (Best Moves): Chayanne
Voz del Momento (Red Hot Artist): Luis Fonsi
La Ma's Pegajosa (Catchiest Tune): 'No Me Doy Por Vencido' - Luis Fonsi
Me Muero Sin Ese CD (CD to Die For): 'Palabras del Silencio' - Luis Fonsi
Mi Concierto Favorito (My Favorite Concert): Enrique Iglesias con Aventura ('Tour 2008')
Cancio'n Corta-Venas (Best Ballad): 'No Me Doy Por Vencido' - Luis Fonsi
Mi Video Favorito (My Favorite Video): 'Aqui' Estoy Yo' - Luis Fonsi, Aleks Syntek, David
Bisbal y Noel Scharjis
Mi Ringtone (My Ringtone): 'Me Esta's Tentando' - Wisin y Yandel
Mi Artista Regional Mexicano Favorito (Favorite Regional Mexican Artist): Jenni Rivera
Mi Artista Pop Favorito (Favorite Pop Star): Luis Fonsi
Mi Artista Tropical Favorito (Favorite Tropical Artist): Aventura
Mi Artista Urbano Favorito (Favorite Urban Artist): Wisin y Yandel
Mi Artista Rock Favorito (Favorite Rock Star): Mana'
?Que' Actorazo! (Can He Act or What?): Eugenio Derbez ('La Misma Luna')
Actriz Que se Roba la Pantalla (She Steals the Show): Kate del Castillo ('La Misma Luna')
Peli'cula Ma's Padre (Favorite Flick): 'La Misma Luna'
El Deportista de Alto Voltaje (Most Electrifying Male Athlete): Alex Rodri'guez, New York Yankees
La Deportista de Alta Tensio'n (Most Electrifying Female Athlete): Lorena Ochoa (Golf)
Me Pongo la Camiseta de… (I'm a Die Hard Fan of…): New York Yankees
La Nueva Promesa (Promising New Player): Juan Manuel Lo'pez (Boxing)
FASHION AND STYLE:
Quiero Vestir Como Ella (She's Got Style): Jennifer Lo'pez
El de Mejor Estilo (He's Got Style): Luis Fonsi
?Esta' Bueni'simo! (What a Hottie!): William Levy
Chica Que Me Quita el Suen~o (Girl of My Dreams): Maite' Perroni
Mi I'dolo Es… (My Idol Is…): Luis Fonsi
To'rridos Romances (Torrid Affairs): Adamari Lo'pez y Luis Fonsi
En la Mira del Paparazzi (Paparazzi's Favorite Target): Elvis Crespo
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