2002 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

Winners of the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards -- which honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music -- took place May 9 in Miami. Winners are determined by the actual sales and radio airplay data that informs Billboard's weekly charts, including Top Latin Albums, and radio charts, including Hot Latin Tracks, during a one-year period from the issue dated Feb. 17, 2001 through the Feb. 9, 2002, issue.

Here is the full list of finalists; winners are listed first and in bold:


Hot Latin track of the year:
"Abrazame Muy Fuerte," Juan Gabriel (BMG Latin)
"O Me Voy O Te Vas," Marco Antonio Solis (Fonovisa)
"Como Se Cura Una Herida," Jaci Velasquez (Sony Discos)
"No Me Conoces Aun," Palomo (Disa)

Hot Latin track of the year, vocal duo:
"No Vale La Pena," Nydia con Juan Gabriel (Hollywood)
"La Calandria," Ramon Ayala Y Jody Farias (Freddie)
"Dos Corazones, Dos Historias," Julio Iglesias Y Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos)
"El Duelo," LaLey Con Ely Guerra (Warner Latina)

Hot Latin tracks artist of the year:
Cristian (BMG Latin)
Juan Gabriel (BMG Latin)
Banda El Recodo (Fonovisa)
Marco Antonio Solis (Fonovisa)

Songwriter of the year:
Juan Gabriel
Marco Antonio Solis
Omar Alfanno
Estefano

Producer of the year:
Bebu Silvetti
Alejandro Jaen
Pepe Aguilar
Jesus Guillen

Pop album of the year, male:
"Mis Romances," Luis Miguel (Warner Latina)
"Mas De Mi Alma," Marco Antonio Solis (Fonovisa)
"Azul," Cristian (BMG Latin)
"Origenes," Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos)

Pop album of the year, female:
"Mi Corazon," Jaci Velasquez (Sony Discos)
"Live, The Last Concert-Houston, Texas Feb. 26, 1995," Selena (EMI Latin)
"Entre Tangos Y Mariachi," Rocio Durcal (BMG Latin)
"Huelo A Soledad," Ana Gabriel (Sony Discos)

Pop album of the year, group:
"Shhh!," A. B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings (EMI Latin)
"Somos Gitanos," Gipsy Kings (Nonesuch)
"Siempre En Mi Mente," Los Tri-O (BMG Latin)
"Embrace the Chaos," Ozomatli (Interscope)

Pop album of the year, new artist:
"Proxima Estacio..Esperanza," Manu Chao (Virgin)
"Alexandre Pires," Alexandre Pires (BMG Latin)
"Pachanga," King Africa (Fonovisa)
"Si Se," Si Se (Luaka Bop/Virgin)

Latin pop airplay track of the year:
"Abrazame Muy Fuerte," Juan Gabriel (BMG Latin)
"Como Se Cura Una Herida," Jaci Velasquez (Sony Discos)
"Azul," Cristian (BMG Latin)
"Suerte," Shakira (Sony Discos)

Top Latin albums artist of the year:
Marc Anthony (Sony Discos)
A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings (EMI Latin)
Vicente Fernandez (Sony Discos)
Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)

Latin rock album of the year:
"Proxima Estacion...Esperanza," Manu Chao (Virgin)
"Embrace The Chaos," Ozomatli (Interscope)
"Cuando La Sangre Galopa," Jaguares (BMG Latin)
"MTV Unplugged," La Ley (Warner Latina)

Tropical/salsa album of the year, male:
"Libre," Marc Anthony (Sony Discos)
"Dejame Entrar," Carlos Vives (EMI Latin)
"Instinto Y Deseo," Victor Manuelle (Sony Discos)
"Intenso," Gilberto Santa Rosa (Sony Discos)

Tropical/salsa album of the year, female:
"Yo Por Ti," Olga Tanon (Warner Latina)
"8," Gisselle (BMG Latin)
"Corazon De Mujer," Melina Leon (Sony Discos)
"La Negra Tiene Tumbao," Celia Cruz (Sony Discos)

Tropical/salsa album of the year, group:
"Coleccion Romantica," Juan Luis Guerra 440 (Karen/Universal Latino)
"Mania 2050," Grupomania (Universal Latino)
"Calle Sabor, Esquina Amor," Limi-t 21 (EMI Latin)
"Americanizao," Fulanito (Cutting)

Tropical/salsa album of the year, new artist:
"Yo Si Me Enamore," Huey Dunbar (Sony Discos)
"Multiplicame," Fuerza Juvenil (Mas Music)
"Tortilla Party," El Vacilon De La Manana (J&N)
"Joseph Fonseca," Joseph Fonseca (Karen/Universal Latino)

Tropical/salsa airplay track of the year:
"Me Da Lo Mismo," Victor Manuelle (Sony Discos)
"Pero No Me Ama," Gilberto Santa Rosa (Sony Discos)
"Me Libere," El Gran Combo (Combo)
"Pueden Decir," Gilberto Santa Rosa (Sony Discos)

Regional Mexican album of the year, male:
"Despreciado," Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)
"En Vivo:Desde La Plaza El Progreso De Guadalajara," Joan Sebastian (Balboa)
"Sufriendo A Solas," Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)
"Lo Mejor De Nosotros," Pepe Aguilar (Balboa)

Regional Mexican album of the year, male group:
"Ansia De Amar," Conjunto Primavera (Fonovisa)
"Contigo Por Siempre...," Banda El Recodo (Fonovisa)
"Uniendo Fronteras," Los Tigres Del Norte (Fonovisa)
"En Vivo..El Hombre Y Su Musica," Ramon Ayala Y Sus Bravos Del Norte (Freddie)

Regional Mexican album of the year, female group or female solo artist:
"Soy Lo Prohibido," Alicia Villarreal (Universal Latino)
"Con Sabor A Mexico," Las Jilguerras (Fonovisa)
"Para Las Madrecitas," Sparx Y Lorenzo Antonio (Fonovisa)

Regional Mexican album of the year, new artist:
"Despreciado," Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)
"Sufriendo A Solas," Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)
"Fuerza Musical," Palomo (Disa)
"Homenaje A Chalino Sanchez," Jessie Morales:El Original De La Sierra (Univision)

Regional Mexican airplay track of the year:
"Y Llegaste Tu," Banda El Recodo (Fonovisa)
"No Me Conoces Aun," Palomo (Disa)
"No Te Podias Quedar," Conjunto Primavera (Fonovisa)
"Despreciado," Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)

Latin greatest hits album of the year:
"Historia De Un Idolo Vol. 1," Vicente Fernandez (Sony Discos)
"Historia Musical Romantica," Grupo Bryndis (Disa)
"La Historia," Ricky Martin (Sony Discos)
"Historia Musical," Los Angeles Azules (Disa)

Latin compilation album of the year:
"No. 1: Un Ano De Exitos," Various Artists (Sony Discos/Warner Latina)
"Bachatahits 2001," Various Artists (J&N/Sony Discos)
"Billboard Latin Music Awards 2001," Various Artists (BMG Latin)
"Merenhits 2001," Various Artists (J&N/Sony Discos)

Latin jazz album of the year:
"Latin Spirits," Poncho Sanchez (Concord Picante)
"Calle 54," Soundtrack (Blue Note/Capitol)
"Volume 3-New Congo Square," Los Hombres Calientes (Basin Street)
"Supernova," Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Blue Note/Capitol)

Latin dance club play track of the year:
"Heroe (Remixes)," Enrique Iglesias (Interscope)
"Play (Remixes)," Jennifer Lopez (Epic)
"Guitarra G," Banda Sonora (Tommy Boy)
"Out Of Nowhere," Gloria Estefan (Epic)

Latin dance maxi-single of the year:
"Love Don't Cost A Thing [Amor Se Paga Con Amor]," Jennifer Lopez (Epic)
"I'm Real (Remixes)," Jennifer Lopez (Epic)
"Loaded," Ricky Martin (Sony Discos)
"Out of Nowhere," Gloria Estefan (Epic)

Latin rap album of the year:
"El General Is Back," El General (Mock & Roll/Lideres)
"De Nuevos A Viejos," Wisin Y Yandel (BM/Aponte)
"Vivo," Vico-C (EMI Latin)
"Mundo Frio," Lito & Polaco (Pina)

Publisher of the year:
(Songs that charted during the tracking period.)
WB, ASCAP
Vander, ASCAP
Edimonsa, ASCAP
BMG Songs, ASCAP

Publishing corporation of the year:
Warner/Chappell Music
Sony/ATV Music
EMI Music
BMG Music
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