Juanes, Wisin y Yandel, Gilberto Santa Rosa, El Chapo De Sinaloa and Maná among Top Nominees for “Premio Lo Nuestro 2009” on Univision

Full List of Nominees Announced for 21st Edition of Prestigious Annual Music Awards Show

MIAMI--()--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 Música 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 América” (Wake Up America), “Fiesta de Nominados – Premio Lo Nuestro 2009” (Celebration of Nominations.) This year’s “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música 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; reggeatón’s super duo, Wisin y Yandel; the ever popular rock band, Maná; the salsa group, NG2; and Regional Mexican icons, El Chapo de Sinaloa and La Arrolladora Banda el Limón.

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

Other nominated music icons include, among others, Vicente Fernández, Alejandro Fernández, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solís, Olga Tañón, Gloria Trevi, Calle 13, Jenni Rivera, Ana Isabelle, Andy Andy, Alacranes Musical, Babasónicos, 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.

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Following is a complete list of 2009 “Premio Lo Nuestro” nominees by genre and category:

POP (POP GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)

1. “95/08 Éxitos,” Enrique Iglesias

2. “Empezar Desde Cero,” RBD

3. “Entre Mariposas,” Yuridia

4. “Fuerza,” Alejandra Guzmán

5. “Tarde o Temprano,” Tommy Torres

Artista Masculino del Año (Male Artist of the Year)

1. Alejandro Fernández

2. Chayanne

3. Enrique Iglesias

4. Luís Fonsi

5. Tommy Torres

Artista Femenina del Año (Female Artist of the Year)

1. Alejandra Guzmán

2. Gloria Trevi

3. Julieta Venegas

4. Kany García

5. Yuridia

Grupo o Dúo del Año (Group or Duo of the Year)

1. Belanova

2. Camila

3. Jesse & Joy

4. RBD

5. Reik

Solista o Grupo Revelación del Año (New Soloist or Group of the Year)

1. Ana Isabelle

2. Eiza (“Lola”)

3. Juan

4. La Nueva Banda Timbiriche

5. Playa Limbo

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)

1. “Ahora Entendí,” Yuridia

2. “Cada Que …,” Belanova

3. “Dónde Están Corazón,” Enrique Iglesias

4. “Inalcanzable,” RBD

5. “Soy Sólo Un Secreto,” Alejandra Guzmán

ROCK (ROCK GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)

1. “17,” Motel

2. “La Vida es Un Ratico,” Juanes

3. “Arde el Cielo,” Maná

4. “Mucho,” Babasónicos

5. “Sino,” Café Tacuba

Artista del Año (Artist of the Year)

1. Black Guayaba

2. Café Tacuba

3. Juanes

4. Maná

5. Motel

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)

1. “Arde el Cielo,” Maná

2. “Gotas de Agua Dulce,” Juanes

3. “Me Enamora,” Juanes

4. “Si No Te Hubieras Ido,” Maná

5. “Tres,” Juanes

TROPICAL (TROPICAL GENRE)

Álbum del Año (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,” Víctor Manuelle

Artista Masculino del Año (Male Artist of the Year)

1. Frank Reyes

2. Gilberto Santa Rosa

3. Juan Luís Guerra

4. Marc Anthony

5. Víctor Manuelle

Artista Femenina del Año (Female Artist of the Year)

1. Fanny Lu

2. Gloria Estefan

3. Milly Quezada

4. Olga Tañón

Grupo o Dúo del Año (Group or Duo of the Year)

1. Aventura

2. DLG

3. NG2

4. N'Klabe

5. Xtreme featuring Adrienne

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)

1. “Como Yo,” Juan Luís 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 Año (Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year)

1. Elvis Crespo

2. Juan Luís Guerra

3. Los Hermanos Rosario

4. Olga Tañón

5. Raúl Acosta y Oro Sólido

Tropical Salsa Artista del Año (Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year)

1. Gilberto Santa Rosa

2. Marc Anthony

3. NG2

4. N'Klabe

5. Víctor Manuelle

Tropical Tradicional Artista del Año (Tropical Traditional Artist of the Year)

1. Andy Andy

2. Aventura

3. Fonseca

4. Frank Reyes

5. Héctor Acosta

REGIONAL MEXICANO (REGIONAL MEXICAN GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)

1. “Y Que Quede Claro,” La Arrolladora Banda el Limón

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 Año (Male Artist of the Year)

1. El Chapo de Sinaloa

2. El Potro de Sinaloa

3. Fidel Rueda

4. Marco Antonio Solís

5. Vicente Fernández

Artista Femenina del Año (Female Artist of the Year)

1. Diana Reyes

2. Graciela Beltrán

3. Isabela

4. Jenni Rivera

Grupo o Dúo del Año (Group or Duo of the Year)

1. Alacranes Musical

2. Conjunto Primavera

3. Grupo Montéz de Durango

4. La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

5. Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense de Alfredo Ramírez

Solista o Grupo Revelación del Año (New Soloist or Group of the Year)

1. AK-7

2. Aliados de la Sierra

3. Germán Montero

4. Los Pikadientes de Caborca

5. Uranio

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)

1. “Hasta el Día 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 Limón

4. “Te Lloré,” Conjunto Primavera

5. “Un Buen Perdedor,” K-Paz de la Sierra con Franco de Vita

Artista Banda del Año (Banda Artist of the Year)

1. El Chapo de Sinaloa

2. El Potro de Sinaloa

3. Jenni Rivera

4. La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

5. Los Dareyes de la Sierra

Artista Duranguense del Año (Duranguense Artist of the Year)

1. Alacranes Musical

2. Grupo Montéz de Durango

3. K-Paz de la Sierra

4. Los Creadorez del Pasito Duranguense de Alfredo Ramírez

5. Patrulla 81

Artista Grupero del Año (Grupero Artist of the Year)

1. Bronco - El Gigante de America

2. Control

3. Grupo Bryndis

4. Los Temerarios

5. Marco Antonio Solís

Artista Norteño del Año (Norteño 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 Año (Ranchero Artist of the Year)

1. Pedro Fernández

2. Pepe Aguilar

3. Vicente Fernández

GENERO URBANO (URBAN GENRE)

Álbum del Año (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 Año (Artist of the Year)

1. Alexis y Fido

2. Daddy Yankee

3. Don Omar

4. Flex

5. Wisin y Yandel

Canción del Año (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 AÑO (VIDEO OF THE YEAR)

Video

1. “La Novela,” Akwid

2. “Pose,” Daddy Yankee

3. “Tu Adiós No Mata,” Intocable

4. “Un Beso de Desayuno,” Calle 13

5. “Visible,” Jaguares

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marketingcomm@univision.net