Argentine singer and composer Andrés Calamaro took the best Latin artist award at the 55th Premios Ondas ceremony at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, a week after winning the Latin Grammy prize for best vocal rock album, "La Lengua Popular" (Warner Latin).

Best Spanish artist award went to Madrid group El Canto del Loco (Sony BMG), while Coldplay (Capitol) lifted the best international artist award.
In the Spanish music section, the best song of the year award was won by duo Amaral for "Kamikaze" (EMI Argentina), while Rosario Flores took best album prize for "Parte De Mi" (Universal-Vale Music).

The annual Premios Ondas for radio, television, music and radio advertising, held Nov. 20, is organized by Radio Barcelona, the oldest station in Cadena SER, the country's largest radio company, which is part of media holding Grupo Prisa. Four of Spain's most popular music radio networks belong to Cadena SER.

A total of 23 awards were given to winners chosen from more than 800 candidates from 26 countries in Europe and Latin America. In addition, the Ondas jury presented honorary awards to two flamenco singers, Diego 'El Cigala' and Pitingo.

Pitingo was one of the four artists who appeared live, the others being Katy Perry, Rosario Flores, and former La Oreja de Van Gogh singer Amaia Montero, whose first self-titled solo album was released Nov. 18. The gala was televised on national network Cuatro TV.