Son By Four was the big success story of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented last night (April 26) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., as the culmination of the Billboa

Son By Four was the big success story of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented last night (April 26) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., as the culmination of the Billboard Latin Music Conference.

The act won seven awards, including Hot Latin Tracks artist of the year and Billboard Latin 50 artist of the year. Its hit "A Puro Dolor" was named Hot Latin track of the year, pop track of the year, and tropical/salsa track of the year.

Other multiple winners were Christina Aguilera, whose "Mi Reflejo" won pop album of the year in the female and new-artist categories, and Enrique Iglesias, whose "Solo Me Importas Tu" won for Latin dance Club Play track of the year and Latin dance-mix single of the year.

Special achievement honors were given to regional Mexican icons Los Tigres Del Norte, percussionist Mongo Santamaria, vocalist Thalia, and East Los Angeles band Los Lobos.

The 12th edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards included performances by superstars such as Alejandro Sanz, Alejandro Fernandez, and Gloria Estefan. The show will air Sunday (April 29) on the Telemundo network. The awards are based on the Billboard Latin charts for the period from Feb. 5, 2000, to Jan. 27, 2001.

Here is the full list of Billboard Latin Music Awards winners:
Hot Latin track of the year: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four (Sony Discos)
Hot Latin track of the year, vocal duo: "Que Locura Enamorarme De Ti," Eddie Santiago Y Huey Dunbar (Sony Discos)
Hot Latin Tracks artist of the year: Son By Four
Songwriter of the year: Omar Alfanno
Producer of the year: Rudy Perez
Latin Dance maxi-single of the year: "Solo Me Importas Tu," Enrique Iglesias (Interscope/Universal Latino)
Pop Album of the year, male: "Vivo," Luis Miguel (WEA Latina)
Pop album of the year, female: "Mi Reflejo," Christina Aguilera (RCA/BMG Latin)
Pop album of the year, group: "Mi Gloria, Eres Tu" Los Tri-O (Ariola/BMG Latin)
Pop album of the year, new artist: "Mi Reflejo," Christina Aguilera (Ariola/BMG Latin)
Pop track of the year: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four (Sony Discos)
Billboard Latin 50 artist of the year: Son By Four (Sony Discos)
Latin rock album of the year: "MTV Unplugged," Shakira (Sony Discos)
Tropical/salsa album of the year, male: "El Amor De Mi Tierra," Carlos Vives (EMI Latin)
Tropical/salsa album of the year, female: "Alma Caribena-Caribbean Soul," Gloria Estefan (Epic/Sony Discos)
Tropical/salsa album of the year, group: "Son By Four," Son By Four (Sony Discos)
Tropical/salsa album of the year, new artist: "Son By Four," Son By Four (Sony Discos)
Tropical/salsa track of the year: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four (Sony Discos)
Regional Mexican album of the year, male: "Secreto De Amor," Joan Sebastian (Musart/Balboa/Caiman)
Regional Mexican album of the year, male group: "En La Madrugada Se Fue," Los Temerarios (Fonovisa)
Regional Mexican album of the year, female group Or solo artist: "Por Encima De Todo," Grupo Limite (Universal Latino)
Regional Mexican album of the year, new artist: "Abrazame Y Besame," Jennifer (EMI Latin)
Regional Mexican Track of the year: "El Liston De Tu Pelo," Los Angeles Azules (Disa/EMI Latin)
Publisher of the year: EMOA, ASCAP
Publishing corporation of the year: Sony/ATV Music
Latin jazz album of the year: "Latin Soul," Poncho Sanchez (Concord Jazz)
Latin greatest hits album of the year: "Desde Un Principio - From The Beginning," Marc Anthony (RMM/Sony Discos)
Latin compilation album of the year: "2000 Latin Grammy Nominees," Various Artists (Epic/Sony Discos)
Latin dance club play track of the year: "Solo Me Importas Tu," Enrique Iglesias (Interscope/Universal Latino)

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