Alejandro Sanz dominated Spain's Premios de la Música awards ceremony Thursday (April 15) in Madrid, winning in five of his seven nominated categories.

Alejandro Sanz dominated Spain's Premios de la Música awards ceremony tonight (April 15) in Madrid, winning in five of his seven nominated categories.

Miami-based Sanz, who is on a lengthy U.S. tour and did not attend the ceremony, took best album for "No Es Lo Mismo," while the title track took best song and pop song. Sanz also won for best sound technician and video.

Cuba's Bebo Valdés and gypsy flamenco singer Diego El Cigala won three awards for their album "Lágrimas Negras," while the set's producers, Fernando Trueba and Javier Limón won best artistic production.

Female trio Las Niñas won new artist and new author for the song "Ojú," while veteran rock act Medina Azahara took two awards for best rock song, "Córdoba," and best rock album "Aixa."

The Premios, now in their eighth year, were organized by Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE and artists' body AIE through the Academy of Music Arts and Sciences (AACM). Winners were based on votes by 5,000 AACM members.

The ceremony was broadcast live by public TV network TV2 (with a delay) and on SGAE Internet service Tele Latina.