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Latin 03/09/2004

Paulina Rubio, Juanes, Aleks Syntek, Ana Torroja, Akwid, and Jennifer Pena to perform at Univision's 'Premios Juventud'

MIAMI, FL. (Univision Network) - "Premios Juventud" promises to kick up the excitement of awards ceremony entertainment several notches with the addition of the hottest pop, hip-hop, rap, urban and regional Mexican personalities to its performance line-up. Joining previously announced multi-platinum artist Juanes is Latin pop sensation Paulina Rubio and the leading urban banda/rap duo Akwid. Also slotted to perform their live U.S. TV debut of "Duele el amor" (Love Hurts) are Aleks Syntek and Ana Torroja, lead singer of Spanish pop rock band "Mecano."

Joining the roster of celebrity award presenters are 2003 Miss Universe Amelia Vega, sultry Latin film star Sofia Vergara and the always fashionable Mexican actress Laisha Wilkins. Also scheduled to present an award is the totally unpredictable and crazy-in-love couple Niurka Marcos and Bobby Larios. Jorge Campos, the internationally recognized soccer player famous for his flamboyant style, will also present an award this year along with well known Latin celebrities Aracely Arambula, Valentino Lanus, Ana Claudia Talancon, Patricia Velasquez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Other artists scheduled to perform include Jennifer Pena, one of the Latin music industry's brightest young stars; A.B. Quintanilla and the Kumbia Kings, the Latin crossover group known for its innovative fusion of Tejano, Regional Mexican, and Reggae genres; merengue hip-hop masters Fulanito; and the "reggeton" diva Ivy Queen.

"Premios Juventud" is Spanish-language television's first ever awards show where Hispanic youth will honor their idols in the areas of Film, Music, Sports, Fashion and Pop Culture. The 2-hour special will air live from Miami on Thursday, September 23 at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central), only on the Univision Television Network.

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 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% 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.
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