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20th Annual Premio Lo Nuestro Nominees & Winners

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A decade before the Latin Grammy Awards existed, Premio Lo Nuestro (Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards) was honoring the year's outstanding musical artists and performances. This year celebrates the 20th Edition of Univision's hugely popular music awards program which was telecast live Feb. 21, 2008 from Miami's American Airlines Arena.

Premio Lo Nuestro is probably my favorite Latin music awards show for 3 reasons: the nominee list is short enough that we're allowed to see all the winners (or at least the ones that show up), the show doesn't seem to spend all its time honoring itself and the the musical acts are usually spectacular.

The 2008 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards were no exception. The evening's entertainment started out with Juanes and ended with a merengue finale featuring Grupo Mania and Elvis Crespo. (It was cool to see Los Tigres del Norte singing "Suavement" along with Elvis.) In between, there were some excellent performances by Los Super Reyes, Enrique Iglesias, Mana, Olga Tanon, Aventura, Jenni Rivera, Vicente Fernandez and Camila.

The highlights, though, were Pepe Aguilar's Mexican spectacular suite that included dancers and lasso tricks both on the stage and in the aisles and the high-tech 'Star Wars' version of "Pegao" with Wisin y Yandel.

This year's big winner was the Bronx bachata band, Aventura, who went home with 4 wins while norteno's Intocable came in second with 3 awards. The sweetest moment was a teary-eyed Ivy Queen finally getting recognition for her super album Sentimiento.

You can see all the details, with pictures and videos at the Univision website.

Here are your nominees and winners:

Category: Pop

Album of the Year

Male Artist of the Year

  • (1) ***Chayanne***
  • (2) David Bisbal
  • (3) Enrique Iglesias
  • (4) Ricky Martin

Female Artist of the Year

  • (1) ***Belinda***
  • (2) Julieta Venegas
  • (3) Paulina Rubio
  • (4) Yuridia

Group or Duo of the Year

  • (1) ***Camila***
  • (2) La 5ta Estación
  • (3) RBD
  • (4) Reik

New Soloist or Group of the Year

  • (1) AB Quintanilla III Presenta Kumbia Allstarz
  • (2) Beyoncé
  • (3) Cruz Martínez Presenta: Los Súper Reyes
  • (4) ***Jennifer Lopez***

Song of the Year

  • (1) "Chiquilla", AB Quintanilla III Presenta Kumbia Allstarz
  • (2) "Dímelo", Enrique Iglesias
  • (3) "Me Muero", La 5ta Estación
  • (4) ***"Todo Cambio", Camila***
  • (5) "Tu Recuerdo", Ricky Martin Featuring La Mari de “Chambao” y Tommy Torres

Category: Rock

Album of the Year

  • (1) Amantes Sunt Amentes, Panda
  • (2) Grrr!, Moderatto
  • (3) Masa con Masa, Millo Torres y El Tercer Planeta
  • (4) Memo Rex Commander y el Corazón Atómico de la Vía Láctea, Zoé
  • (5) ***Oye, Aterciopelados***

Artist of the Year

  • (1) Allison
  • (2) ***Maná***
  • (3) Moderatto
  • (4) Motel

Song of the Year

  • (1) ***"Bendita Tu Luz", Maná y Juan Luis Guerra***
  • (2) "Enamorado", Gustavo Laureano
  • (3) "Manda Una Señal", Maná
  • (4) "Ojala Pudiera Borrarte", Maná
  • (5) "Sentimettal", Moderatto

Category: Tropical

Album of the Year

Male Artist of the Year

Female Artist of the Year

Group or Duo of the Year

  • (1) ***Aventura***
  • (2) El Gran Combo
  • (3) Ilegales y Alexandra
  • (5) Xtreme

Song of the Year

  • (1) "Infieles", Aventura
  • (2) "La Otra", Ilegales Featuring Alexandra
  • (3) ***"Mi Corazoncito", Aventura***
  • (4) "Que Me Des Tu Cariño", Juan Luis Guerra
  • (5) "Shorty Shorty", Xtreme

Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year

  • (1) Elvis Crespo
  • (2) Juan Luis Guerra
  • (3) ***Olga Tañón***
  • (4) Toño Rosario

Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year

  • (1) El Gran Combo
  • (2) Frankie Negrón
  • (3) ***Marc Anthony***
  • (4) Tito Nieves

Tropical Traditional Artist of the Year

  • (1) ***Aventura***
  • (2) Fanny Lú
  • (3) Fonseca
  • (4) Xtreme

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