Univision Kicks-Off Countdown to Highly-Anticipated 23rd Edition of “Premio Lo Nuestro” Latin Music Awards; Announces Full List of Nominated Artists

Array of Stars Come Together to Celebrate Network’s First-Ever Primetime Nominations Gala

Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Wisin y Yandel, Banda el Recodo, Prince Royce and La Original Banda el Limón Lead Nominations

Fans Can Now Vote for Their Favorite Artists to Win Awards Via www.UnivisionMusica.com

MIAMI--()--During its first-ever primetime nominations gala special, “Premio Lo Nuestro 2011: Gala de Nominados,” the Univision network kicked-off the countdown to the upcoming “Premio Lo Nuestro 2011” Latin Music Awards. An array of stars were on hand to announce the full list of nominated artists for the upcoming awards gala, including Alejandro Sanz, Olga Tañón, Larry Hernández, Pitbull, Diana Reyes, Luis Enrique, Dyland y Lenny, Lena, Jorge Villamizar, Tony Dize, Debi Nova, and Vadhir Derbez as well as Univision personalities Giselle Blondet, Rodner Figueroa, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Jackie Guerrido, Karla Martínez, Satcha Pretto and Alejandra Espinoza. Guy Ecker and Blanca Soto, stars of Univision’s primetime novela “Eva Luna,” were also present. The special was hosted by network personalities Alfonso “Poncho” de Anda and Lourdes Stephen.

The highly anticipated awards show will be broadcast LIVE from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on February 17, 2011, from 8-11pm ET/PT (7-10pm Central) on the Univision Network.

Nominations Summary

  • Six Nominations:
    • Juan Luis Guerra (top nominee)
      • Tropical Genre: “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Male Artist of the Year” and “Artist of the Year – Tropical Merengue”
      • Pop Genre: “Song of the Year” (shared with Enrique Iglesias)
      • Other: “Collaboration of the Year” (shared with Enrique Iglesias)
  • Five Nominations:
    • Enrique Iglesias
      • Pop Genre: “Album of the Year,” “Male Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” (shared with Juan Luis Guerra)
      • Other: two nominations in the “Collaboration of the Year” category (one shared with Juan Luis Guerra, a second one shared with Wisin y Yandel)
    • Wisin y Yandel
      • Urban Genre: “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Artist of the Year”
      • Other: “Entertainer of the Year” and “Collaboration of the Year” (shared with Enrique Iglesias)
    • Banda el Recodo
      • Regional Mexican Genre: “Album of the Year,” “Group or Duo of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Banda Artist of the Year”
      • Other: “Entertainer of the Year”
    • Prince Royce
      • Tropical Genre: “Album of the Year,” “Male Artist of the Year,” “New Soloist or Group of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Tropical Traditional - Artist of the Year”
  • Four Nominations:
    • La Original Banda el Limón
      • Regional Mexican Genre: “Album of the Year,” “Group or Duo of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Banda Artist of the Year”
  • Three Nominations:
    • Alejandro Fernández, Alejandro Sanz, Aventura, Bunbury, Camila, Carlos Baute, Chayanne, Draco, Dyland y Lenny, El Canto del Loco, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Huey Dunbar, Intocable and Shakira.

Now in its 23rd year, “Premio Lo Nuestro” honors finalists in 35 categories divided into the five most popular Latin music genres of pop, tropical, regional Mexican, rock and urban, along with “Video of the Year,” “Entertainer of the Year,” and “Collaboration of the Year” which includes nominations of artists from all genres. The “Premio Lo Nuestro 2011” nominees were eligible for the time period of October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010. The list of finalists is based according to data provided by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS), the world’s leading provider of airplay tracking for the entertainment industry.

The “Premio Lo Nuestro 2011” winners will be determined by popular vote. Voting starts today, December 2, 2010 at 11pm ET and continues through December 24th, 2010 at 11:59pm ET via www.UnivisionMusica.com.

Online and mobile coverage at www.UnivisionMusica.com will engage fans leading up to “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards show with online and mobile voting for their favorites artists to determine the winners. “Premio Lo Nuestro” online and mobile coverage also features nominee photo slideshows and the latest news, host bios, and the best red carpets and top 10 moments from previous shows, among other features.

The 2010 edition of “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina” delivered impressive audience levels reaching 11.3 million viewers who watched some or all of the broadcast. It also delivered more Hispanic Adult 18-49 viewers than the combined audiences of the 2010 editions of the Academy Awards®, Golden Globes®, and the American Music Awards®.

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Following is a complete list of 2011 “Premio Lo Nuestro” nominees by genre and category:

POP (POP GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)
1. “De Mi Puño y Letra,” Carlos Baute
2. “Dejarte de Amar,” Camila
3. “Euphoria,” Enrique Iglesias
4. “No Hay Imposibles,” Chayanne
5. “Paraíso Express,” Alejandro Sanz

Artista Masculino del Año (Male Artist of the Year)
1. Alejandro Fernández
2. Alejandro Sanz
3. Carlos Baute
4. Chayanne
5. Enrique Iglesias

Artista Femenina del Año (Female Artist of the Year)
1. Kany García
2. Nelly Furtado
3. Paulina Rubio
4. Shakira
5. Thalía

Grupo o Dúo del Año (Group or Duo of the Year)
1. Camila
2. Jesse y Joy
3. La Quinta Estación
4. Playa Limbo
5. Tercer Cielo

Solista o Grupo Revelación del Año (New Soloist or Group of the Year)
1. Alex, Jorge y Lena
2. Debi Nova
3. JenCarlos Canela

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)
1. “Cuando Me Enamoro,” Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra
2. “Lo Hecho Está Hecho,” Shakira
3. “Me Enamoré de Ti,” Chayanne
4. “Mientes,” Camila
5. “Y Se Me Va La Voz,” Alejandro Fernández

ROCK / ALTERNATIVO (ROCK / ALTERNATIVE GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)
1. “Amor Vinca Omina,” Draco
2. “Evidencia,” Vivanativa
3. “Las Consecuencias,” Bunbury
4. “Radio la Colifata Presenta: El Canto del Loco,” El Canto del Loco

Artista del Año (Artist of the Year)
1. Bunbury
2. Draco
3. El Canto del Loco
4. Juanes
5. Vivanativa

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)
1. “Esto es Vida,” Draco
2. “Frente a Frente,” Bunbury
3. “Un Millón de Cicatrices,” El Canto del Loco
4. “Yerbatero,” Juanes

TROPICAL (TROPICAL GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)
1. “A Son de Guerra,” Juan Luis Guerra
2. “Huey Dunbar IV,” Huey Dunbar
3. “Mi Niña Bonita,” Chino y Nacho
4. “Prince Royce,” Prince Royce
5. “Sin Salsa No Hay Paraíso,” El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Artista Masculino del Año (Male Artist of the Year)
1. Héctor “El Torito” Acosta
2. Juan Luis Guerra
3. Luis Enrique
4. Prince Royce
5. Tito “El Bambino”

Artista Femenina del Año (Female Artist of the Year)
1. Alexandra
2. Carolina la O
3. India
4. Margarita La Diosa de la Cumbia
5. Olga Tañón

Grupo o Dúo del Año (Group or Duo of the Year)
1. Aventura
2. Carlos y Alejandra
3. Chino y Nacho
4. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
5. Grupo Manía

Solista o Grupo Revelación del Año (New Soloist or Group of the Year)
1. Bachata Heightz
2. J’Martin
3. La Morena
4. Los Aviadores
5. Prince Royce

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)
1. “Bachata en Fukuoka,” Juan Luis Guerra
2. “Estúpida,” India
3. “Stand by Me,” Prince Royce
4. “Te Amaré,” Huey Dunbar
5. “Te Comencé a Querer,” Tito “El Bambino”

Tropical Merengue Artista del Año (Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year)
1. Grupo Manía
2. Juan Luis Guerra
3. Limi-T 21
4. Omar Enrique

Tropical Salsa Artista del Año (Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year)
1. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
2. Gilberto Santa Rosa
3. Huey Dunbar
4. Luis Enrique

Tropical Tradicional Artista del Año (Tropical Traditional Artist of the Year)
1. Aventura
2. Carlos y Alejandra
3. Héctor “El Torito” Acosta
4. Prince Royce

REGIONAL MEXICANO (REGIONAL MEXICAN GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)
1. “Ando Bien Pedo,” Banda Los Recoditos
2. “Classic,” Intocable
3. “En Preparación,” Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
4. “Me Gusta Todo de Ti,” Banda el Recodo
5. “Soy Su Maestro (45 Aniversario),” La Original Banda el Limón

Artista Masculino del Año (Male Artist of the Year)
1. Espinoza Paz
2. Joan Sebastian
3. Julión Alvarez
4. Larry Hernández
5. Pedro Fernández

Artista Femenina del Año (Female Artist of the Year)
1. Diana Reyes
2. Graciela Beltrán
3. Isabela
4. Jenni Rivera
5. Paquita la Del Barrio

Grupo o Dúo del Año (Group or Duo of the Year)
1. Banda el Recodo
2. El Trono de México
3. Intocable
4. La Arrolladora Banda el Limón
5. La Original Banda el Limón

Solista o Grupo Revelación del Año (New Soloist or Group of the Year)
1. Angel Fresnillo
2. Gerardo Ortiz
3. José Alfonso “El Plebe”
4. Los Reyes de Arranque
5. Voz de Mando

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)
1. “Al Menos,” La Original Banda el Limón
2. “Ando Bien Pedo,” Banda los Recoditos
3. “El Enamorado,” Los Titanes de Durango
4. “Me Gusta Todo de Ti,” Banda el Recodo
5. “Sin Evidencias,” Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Artista Banda del Año (Banda Artist of the Year)
1. Banda el Recodo
2. Espinoza Paz
3. La Arrolladora Banda el Limón
4. La Original Banda el Limón

Artista Duranguense del Año (Duranguense Artist of the Year)
1. Conjunto Atardecer
2. El Trono de México
3. Grupo Montez de Durango
4. La Apuesta

Artista Grupero del Año (Grupero Artist of the Year)
1. Joan Sebastian
2. La Mar-K de Tierra Caliente
3. Marco Antonio Solís
4. Tierra Cali

Artista Norteño del Año (Norteño Artist of the Year)
1. Intocable
2. Los Tigres del Norte
3. Los Titanes de Durango
4. Los Tucanes de Tijuana

Artista Ranchero del Año (Ranchero Artist of the Year)
1. Alejandro Fernández
2. Jenni Rivera
3. Juan Gabriel
4. Pedro Fernández

GENERO URBANO (URBAN GENRE)

Álbum del Año (Album of the Year)
1. “Da Take Over,” Angel y Khriz
2. “La Melodía de la Calle (Updated),” Tony Dize
3. “La Revolución: Evolución,” Wisin y Yandel
4. “Mundial,” Daddy Yankee
5. “My World,” Dyland y Lenny

Artista del Año (Artist of the Year)
1. Daddy Yankee
2. Don Omar
3. Pitbull
4. Tony Dize
5. Wisin y Yandel

Artista Revelación del Año (New Artist of the Year)
1. Cosculluela
2. Dyland y Lenny
3. Fuego
4. J.King & Maximan

Canción del Año (Song of the Year)
1. “Ayer La Vi,” Angel y Khriz
2. “Descontrol,” Daddy Yankee
3. “Hasta Abajo,” Don Omar
4. “Quiere Pa’ Que Te Quieran,” Dyland y Lenny
5. “Te Siento,” Wisin y Yandel

OTHER CATEGORIES

Artista Premio Lo Nuestro del Año (Entertainer of the Year)
1. Aventura
2. Banda el Recodo
3. Juanes
4. Shakira
5. Wisin y Yandel

Colaboración del Año (Collaboration of the Year)
1. “Looking for Paradise,” Alejandro Sanz and Alicia Keys
2. “Colgando en Tus Manos,” Carlos Baute and Marta Sánchez
3. “Cuando Me Enamoro,” Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra
4. “Mi Cama Huele a Ti,” Tito “El Bambino” and Zion y Lennox
5. “Gracias a Ti,” Wisin y Yandel and Enrique Iglesias

Video del Año (Video of the Year)
1. “De Donde Vengo Yo,” Choquibtown
2. “Egoísta,” Belinda and Pitbull
3. “Hasta Contar a Mil,” Jotdog
4. “Loca,” Aleks Syntek
5. “Puente,” Ricardo Arjona

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