Miguel Bosé picked up two awards at the 54th Premios Ondas gala in Barcelona on Dec. 4. Bosé took trophies for best Spanish artist and best album for “Papito” (Warner Music) – his biggest selling album over a 30-year career, with more than 1 million worldwide sales, according to the label.
Bosé’s double came just 24 hours before his first Italian concert in 13 years, held today at Milan’s 12,000-capacity Datchforum venue.
Alicia Keys performed and took an Ondas jury special mention award at the event in the Gran Teatre del Liceo opera house, organized by Radio Barcelona on behalf of national radio group Cadena SER, part of Grupo Prisa media holding company. The gala was shown from 12:15am-3am on Prisa-owned national TV station Cuatro, and scored an average 11% audience rating of 482,000 viewers, with peaks of 16%, said Cuatro.
The Fray, performers on the night, won for best new international artist or group. Other winners included Mexico-based Spanish group La Quinta Estación for best Latin artist or group, Antonio Carmona for best song “Para Que Tú No Llores” (Universal), and EMI-signed Heroes del Silencio, who received a special jury award.
Other performers included La Quinta Estación, Chambao, Andrea Corr, Paul Potts and Spanish singer Maria.
A total of 24 prizes were awarded in categories covering cinema, TV, radio, music, and radio advertising. In the national radio category, public Radio Nacional de España’s (RNE) classical music program Conciertos de Radio Clásica won the best coverage of an event award.
Prisa is Spain’s biggest media holding, and includes the country’s biggest radio group, Cadena SER, which includes the most popular music network, Los 40 Principales.