Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists Announced!

Billboard Mexican Music Awards Finalists Announced!

Further, underscoring the growing importance of digital distribution and promotion to the genre, for the first time in the history of the Billboard awards on Telemundo, digital track sales are being factored into the formula determining the finalists for the top artists and top songs categories.

The Billboard Mexican Music Award finalists are determined by chart performance as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com during the eligibility period of August 28, 2010 through August 20, 2011. Award categories are based on sales data provided by Nielsen SoundScan and radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS.

Awards will be given in 32 categories, including in the subgenres of Banda, Norteño, Mariachi/Ranchera and duranguense/grupero music. In addition, Billboard will also honor the top labels, publishers, producers and songwriters of the year.

The awards, presented by State Farm, will take place in Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater and will air Oct. 27 on the Telemundo Network.

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Complete Finalists List for the First Annual Billboard Mexican Music Awards

Gerardo Ortiz, "La Ultima Sombra"

Artist of the Year:
Larry Hernandez
Intocable
Gerardo Ortiz
Espinoza Paz

Julion Alvarez y Su Nortena Banda, "Ni Lo Intentes"

Artist of the Year, New:
Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda
Gerardo Ortiz
Roberto Tapia
Voz De Mando

Larry Hernandez, "Arrastrando las Patas"

Artist of the Year, Male:
Larry Hernandez
Vicente Fernandez
Gerardo Ortiz
Espinoza Paz

Shaila Durcal, "Convenceme"

Artist of the Year, Female:
Shaila Durcal
Indira Montes
Jenni Rivera
Selena

Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda
El Trono de Mexico
Intocable
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon
Intocable, "Solo Pienso En Tu Amor"
Song of the Year:
Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda "Ni Lo Intentes"
Larry Hernandez "Arrastrando Las Patas"
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon "Nina De Mi Corazon"
Fidel Rueda "Me Encantaria"
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon "Niña De Mi Corazon"
Song of the Year, Vocal Event:
Calibre 50 Featuring Gerardo Ortiz "Culiacan Vs. Mazatlan"
Conjunto Atardecer Featuring Grupo Montez de Durango "El Punto Final"
Lupillo Rivera & Rigo Marroquin "Como Olvidar"
Voz de Mando Artistas Invitados Escolta de Guerra Y Jorge Santacruz "La Hummer Y El Camaro"
Calibre 50 Featuring Gerardo Ortiz, "Culiacan Vs. Mazatlan"
Songs Artist of the Year:
Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda
Larry Hernandez
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon
Espinoza Paz
Espinoza Paz "Manana No Me Ves"
Album of the Year:
Vicente Fernandez "El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo"
Los Bukis "35 Aniversario"
Los Inquietos del Norte "Vamos a Darle Con Todo: Coleccion de Corridos"
Gerardo Ortiz "Ni Hoy Ni Manana"
Vicente Fernandez "El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo"

Airplay Artist of the Year:
Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda
Larry Hernandez
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
Espinoza Paz

Digital Download Artist of the Year:
Banda El Recodo
Gerardo Ortiz
Espinoza Paz
Selena

Albums Artist of the Year:
Larry Hernandez
Los Bukis

Los Inquietos del Norte
Gerardo Ortiz

Banda Artist of the Year
Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda
Banda El Recodo
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon
Espinoza Paz
Espinoza Paz, "Lo Intentamos"

Banda Album of the Year
Espinoza Paz "Del Rancho Para El Mundo"
Various Artists "Banda #1's 2010"
Various Artists "Las Bandas Romanticas De America"
Sergio Vega "Millonario De Amor"

Banda Song of the Year
Julion Alvarez Y Su Norteno Banda "Ni Lo Intentes"
Banda El Recodo "Dime Que Me Quieres"
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon "Nina De Mi Corazon"
Fidel Rueda "Me Encantaria"

Norteno Song of the Year
Larry Hernandez "Arrastrando Las Patas"
Intocable "Robarte Un Beso"
Violento "Gracias A Dios"
Voz de Mando "Mente En Blanco"

Voz de Mando, "Mente en Blanco"

Norteno Album of the Year
Intocable "2011"
Los Inquietos del Norte "Vamos A Darle Con Todo: Coleccion De Corridos"
Gerardo Ortiz "Morir Y Existir: En Vivo"
Gerardo Ortiz "Ni Hoy Ni Manana"

Norteno Artist of the Year
Larry Hernandez
Intocable
Gerardo Ortiz
Voz de Mando

Ranchero/Mariachi Album of the Year
Pedro Fernandez "Amarte A La Antigua"
Vicente Fernandez "El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo"
Jenni Rivera "La Gran Senora: En Vivo"
Joan Sebastian "Los Huevos Rancheros"
Jenni Rivera, "Por Que No Le Calas"

Ranchero/Mariachi Song of the Year
Pedro Fernandez "Amarte A La Antigua"
Vicente Fernandez "Miedo"
Jenni Rivera "El"
Joan Sebastian "El Padrino"

Ranchero/Mariachi Artist of the Year
Pedro Fernandez
Vicente Fernandez
Jenni Rivera
Joan Sebastian

Duranguense/Grupero Song of the Year
El Trono de Mexico "La Ciudad Del Olvido"
El Trono de Mexico "Te Recordare"
Grupo Montez de Durango "Mi Necesidad"
Los Titanes De Durango "El Enamorado"

Duranguense/Grupero Album of the Year
El Trono de Mexico "Sigo Estando Contigo"
Los Bukis "35 Aniversario"
Los Titanes De Durango "15 Exitos"
Marco Antonio Solis "Mas De Marco Antonio Solis"

Duranguense/Grupero Artist of the Year
El Trono de Mexico
Grupo Montez de Durango
Los Bukis
Los Titanes De Durango

Airplay Record Label of the Year
ASL
Disa
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin

Airplay Imprint of the Year
Disa
Fonovisa
Mendieta
Sony Music Latin

Albums Record Label of the Year
Dasmi
Eagle Music
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Albums Imprint of the Year
Del
Disa
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin

Songwriter of the Year
Benny Camacho
Horacio Palencia Cisneros
Isidro Chavez "Espinoza Paz" Espinoza
Gerardo Ortiz

Producer of the Year
Julion Alvarez
Isidro Chavez "Espinoza Paz" Espinoza
Larry Hernandez
Fernando Camacho Tirado

Publisher of the Year
Arpa Musical, BMI
Del Publishing, BMI
Ferca Publishing, BMI
Marcha Musical Corporation, ASCAP

Pub Corporation of the Year
Arpa Music
EMI Music
Good I Music
Universal Music