Friday, February 24, 2006

Premios Lo Nuestro

Last night, the 18th edition of the Lo Nuestro awards took place in Miami. These awards differ from others because only public votes determine the winners (hence "Lo Nuestro" - meaning "Our Own"). Here are some of the winners:

  • Pop: Shakira was the big winner here, taking home the Best Album, Best Song and Best Duo awards, for her latest album Fijación Oral and single La Tortura.
  • Rock: Sadly all awards went to pop mega-artist Juanes, while promising new rock bands were overlooked...
  • Tropical: Merenguera Olga Tañon won Best Merengue, Best Female, Best Song and Best Album; while Marc Anthony took home the Best Salsa and Best Male awards.
  • Regional Mexican: four awards for Mexican banda Intocable, while "El Buki" Marco Antonio Solís got Best Male and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Urban: Reggaeton producers Luny Tunes won beforehand, since they had a hand in all the songs nominated for Best Song. Daddy Yankee's "Lo Que Pasó, Pasó" won, and El Cangri took home Best Artist as well. "Mas Flow 2" (by Luny Tunes & Baby Ranks) deserves the award for Best Album very much.
You can read an overview (in Spanish) at the Univision website.


Emilio Pastrana said...

Well, "Premios Lo Nuestro" is supposed to be determined BY THE PEOPLE. But if you look closer, is really an event that benefits Univision and Univision's artists.

ONLY Univision's artists are the winners. And of course, only Emilio Estefan's circle of friends, are invited to the gala and to the poll.

Pay attention to the Latin Grammys and you'll see the History repeated.

It's a shame but it's the truth.