Shakira and Black Eyed Peas each walked off with two awards at the Premios 40 Principales gala ceremony in Madrid before some 18,000 fans and a live TV, radio and Internet audience in Spain and eight Latin American countries.

It was the fourth Premios 40 Principales, and the third where fans in some Latin American territories joined Spanish fans to vote for their favorite artists online. This year, a record 500,000-plus fans voted for the awards.

Top 40 radio network Los 40 Principales, which is Spain's most popular with more than 3.65 million listeners a day according to the latest EGM media survey group report released Dec. 10, belongs to media holding Grupo Prisa's radio division Unión Radio, which has an important presence in the eight Latin American countries.

Colombia's Shakira was especially delighted. Wearing a permanent smile, she took the two international prizes in Spanish - best artist and best song for "Loba" - and closed the show with two songs. The takings for the gala will go to a Help In Action project called Music and Sport in Colombia.

Black Eyed Peas took the same two international awards not in Spanish - best artist and best song for "I Gotta Feeling." The band thanked their fans by video message from the U.S.

Other Spanish prizes were Efecto Mariposo for best song, "Por Quererte"; Calle Paris for best new artist; Fito & Fitipaldis for best solo artist; and Pereza for best duo or group. Three Spanish awards were voted by a special jury linked to Los 40 Principales and Unión Radio: best album prize went to Amaia Montero for "Amaia Montero"; best video to Macaco for "Moving"; and best tour or concert went to U2 for their 360º concert in Barcelona.

The favorite artist awards in Latin Amerca went to Teenangels (Argentina), Chancho En Piedra (Chile), Andrés Cepeda (Colombia), Akasha (Costa Rica), Mirela Cesa (Ecuador), Fabiola (Guatemala), Zoé (Mexico), and Mario pinalli (Panama).

The only Latam winner to perform live at the Dec. 11 ceremony were the Teenangels. Some others were present without performing; others sent video messages from their countries.

Live performances included Robbie Williams, Shakira, Paulina Rubio, Nelly Furtado, James Morrison, Alesha Dixon, Pixie Lott, Mika, David Bisbal, Estopa, Amaia Montero, Macaco, and Carlos Baute with Marta Sánchez.