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Chino & Nacho and Maluma Dominate Heat Latin Music Awards

Chino y Nacho onstage at the Heat Latin Music Awards on June 16, 2016.
Vladimir Santos

Chino y Nacho onstage at the Heat Latin Music Awards on June 16, 2016. 

Latino artists with the most popular videos were recognized for the second consecutive year at the Heat Latin Music Awards, which took palace June 16 outdoors at Playa Juanillo beach in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. 

Organized by Latin American music video channel HTV, the awards recognize the most played artists on the channel. 

Chino & Nacho and Maluma dominated with two awards each. The Venezuelan duo's awards included the coveted best music video trophy, for "Andas en Mi Cabeza," featuring Daddy Yankee

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Luis Fonsi opened the show performing "Corazón en la Maleta" and "Gritar," which he dedicated to victims of the Orlando massacre, the city where he grew up.  Fonsi won the Compromiso (Commitment) award.?

The Heat Awards ended with a greatest hits performance by veteran Argentine/Venezuelan singer/songwriter Ricardo Montaner, who received the Golden Artist award. 

"In life one must always have more projects than memories," said Montaner, who dedicated his award to musicians in Venezuela who are "emerging despite the situation there."

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The best new artist award went to Colombian Sebastian Yatra, who just this week was signed by Universal. Another newcomer from Colombia, Karol G, won the best female artist category, besting more established names like Natalia Lafourcade and Olga Tañón.

See below the full winner's list:

Best Music Video
Chino y Nacho – Me voy enamorando - WINNER

Gente de Zona Feat Marc Anthony – La Gozadera
Nicky Jam feat. Enrique Iglesias – El Perdón
Alexis y Fido – Santa de  mi Devoción
Maluma – Borro Cassette
Victor Manuelle – Que suenen los tambores

?Best Male Artist
Nicky Jam
Ricky Martin
Enrique Iglesias
Pitbull
Maluma - WINNER
Farruko

Best Female Artist
Olga Tañon
Natalia Lafourcade
Karol G - WINNER
Marielle
Sharlene Taule
Mirella Cesa

Best Group or Band
Gente de Zona
Alkilados
Chino & Nacho - WINNER
Zion & Lennox
Ha-Ash
Bomba Estereo

Best Urban Artist
J Balvin
Nicky Jam - WINNER
Farruko
Alexis y Fido
Pitbull
Alkilados

Best Tropical Artist
Carlos Vives
Marc Anthony
Guaco
Juan Luis Guerra
Olga Tañon
Victor Manuelle - WINNER

Best Artist Northern Region
Pitbull
Nicky Jam
Ricky Martin
Gente de Zona
Farruko - WINNER
Joey Montana

Best Artist Andean Region
Maluma - WINNER
J Balvi
Chino y Nacho
Los Cadillacs
Pipe Bueno
Chocquibtown

Best Artist Rock/Pop
Natalia Lafourcade
Monsieur Perine
Ricky Martin
Tan Biónica
Juanes
Ha-Ash - WINNER

Best Artist Southern Region
Los Caligaris
Gian Marco
Aviónica
Tan Biónic
Abel Pintos
Axel - WINNER

Best New Artist
Tomas The Latin Boy
Marielle
Jeloz
Sebastian Yatra - WINNER


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