Madrid-based Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute crowned "the year of Baute" by lifting two of the six music awards at Spain's 56th Premios Ondas gala in Barcelona. Baute took awards for best single for "Colgando En Tus Manos" (Warner) and best Latin artist or group last night (Nov. 4).

"Colgando En Tus Manos" has sold more than 300,000 digital downloads, a Spanish record, and Baute received the award with Spanish singer Marta Sánchez, who recorded the song with him. Baute's latest platinum album (more than 60,000 sales) "De Mi Puño Y Letra" has spent 76 weeks in the Media Control charts, and Baute has spent the year touring Spain and Latin America, as well as hosting a Spanish TV program and being the central image of a summer media advertising campaign for Spain's biggest shopping chain.

The Premios Ondas is organised by Spain's biggest media holding, Grupo Prisa, through Radio Barcelona, the oldest station in Prisa's Cadena SER radio group. It awards national and international prizes for radio, television, advertising, as well as music. This year's performing artists were Norah Jones, Leona Lewis, Spain's Pasión Vega, and Belgian singer Milow.

The other music awards went to Macaco for best album "Puerto Presente" (EMI), Fito & Fitipaldis (Warner) for best Spanish artist or group, the Killers (Universal) for best new artist or group, and the late Antonio Vega for special jury mention. Vega, who had been lead singer in top '80s Spanish group Nacha Pop, died this year after a long illness. The gala was televised after midnight on national channel Cuatro.