Juanes Wins Big At Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Juanes took home four trophies from the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin music awards, held Wednesday in Miami and sponsored by the Spanish language channel Univision. The artist won song of the year, best mal

Juanes took home four trophies from the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin music awards, held Wednesday in Miami and sponsored by the Spanish language channel Univision. The artist won song of the year, best male pop artist, best rock performer, and best video for his song, "A Dios Le Pido" ("I Ask God"). He led the field with six nominations for this year's honors.

Dressed in cargo pants, Juanes walked nonchalantly up to the microphone, but gave a heartfelt dedication to his troubled home country: "To Colombia, the country I love, that I love to tears."

Fans on the Internet voted for Thalia as their favorite artist for the second year in a row. The Mexican pop singer dedicated her trophy to her sisters, "Who, thank God, are alive," she shouted. Thalia's two sisters, actress Laura Zapata and author Ernestina Sodi, were kidnapped Sept. 22 in Mexico City. They were released weeks later after their family paid a ransom.

Colombian superstar Shakira won best female pop artist at the 15th annual ceremony, and veteran Cuban singer Celia Cruz won tropical song of the year with "La Vida Es Un Carnaval" ("Life Is a Carnaval"). The Mexican-Argentine duo Sin Bandera won best pop album. Pilar Montenegro won for best female artist in the Mexican regional category.


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