Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the 29 awards at Spain's Premios de la Musica today (April 22) in Madrid.
Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the potential 29 awards at Spain's Premios de la Musica today (April 22) in Madrid.
Bebe was the frontrunner with nine nominations. She won for best pop album, new artist, new author and best video.
Unknown a year ago, she recorded Spain's 2004 song of the summer about ill treatment of women, "Malo." The track is from her debut album, "Pafuera Telarañas," which has shipped 260,000 units, according to her label Virgin.
De Lucia, who did not attend the ceremony, won all four of his nominations -- best album, best song, best flamenco album, and best sound technician for "Cositas Bonitas" (Universal).
The only other artist to win more than one award was 86-year-old exiled Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes, who took best jazz album and best production for "Bebo De Cuba" (Calle 54).
Live performers included Bebe, Mexico's Julieta Venegas, Oscar winner for best song Jorge Drexler, Carlos Nuñez, Javier Krahe and Macaco.