Premio Lo Nuestro’s Monumental Performances and Touching Tributes

Univision presented emotional celebration of the 25th anniversary of “Premio Lo Nuestro” with electrifying musical performances, touching tributes and world premieres

Prince Royce and the late superstar, Jenni Rivera, received the highest number of awards

Superstars Pitbull, Thalia, Prince Royce, Alejandro Sanz, Draco, Ricky Martin and Juan Luis Guerra thrilled fans with high voltage musical performances

Mexican music icon, Pedro Fernandez, was honored with the “Premio Lo Nuestro Lifetime Achievement” and international superstar, Alejandro Sanz, with the “Award of Excellence”

Prince Royal
Prince Royal

MIAMI — Univision hosted it’s annual “Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music” with an over-the-top celebration of its 25th anniversary.  Hosted  by actress and singer Ninel Conde, and Mexican star Pedro Fernández. Premio Lo Nuestro is the oldest Latin music awards show in the United States, and was broadcast live Thursday from the AmericanAirlines Arena. The show presented 18 spectacular musical numbers, and recognized excellence in five music genres: tropical, pop, regional Mexican, rock / urban alternative.

Top honors went to Prince Royce, who took home six awards, and the late megastar, Jenni Rivera, who won five awards. In what proved to be one of the most emotional moments in the history of “Premio Lo Nuestro,” Rivera’s children accepted the awards on behalf of the artist.

The show opened with a stunning presentation of the famous Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra performed a medley of the best songs he has sung in past “Premio Lo Nuestro”. Jesse & Jo and sang their hit, “Mourn”. Later, the international pop superstar, Thalia, made ​​a long-awaited return to music with a fabulous performance of her new song, “You missed my love”, accompanied by Prince Royce.

Audience favorite, Pedro Fernández, received the Premio Lo Nuestro Lifetime Achievement in tribute to his musical legacy and his 35 years of stellar career. Fernandez delighted the audience by playing a medley of his most popular songs with mariachis.

One of the most talked about moments was the reunion of good friends and former teammates of Menudo, Ricky Martin and Draco, who for the first time on live television played the ballad “More and More,” one of Draco’s songs from his “Life” album.

Alejandro Sanz, was awarded the “Excellence Award”, romanced the audience by singing one of the biggest hits of his career, “Heart Partío”.

Maria Jose
Maria Jose triumphs singing tribute to her friend Jenni Rivera

In one of the most anticipated segments of the night was a special tribute performance by artists: Olga Tanon, Shaila Durcal, Maria Jose and Diana Reyes, accompanied Lupillo Rivera to pay tribute to his sister, Jenni Rivera. The arrangement was poignant of the greatest hits of The Diva of Banda. Hundreds of fans could be part of this tribute by social media via Thunderclap, participating in a unique virtual applause Rivera covering Twitter and Facebook which took place simultaneously as the tribute was performed LIVE.

It was a spectacular evening… one of the best Premio Lo Nuestro in its 25 year history.

List of winners:

General Category

Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year – Jenni Rivera
Collaboration of the Year – “True love forgives”, Maná and Prince Royce
Newcomer of the Year – 3Ball MTY
Video of the Year – “Run”, Jesse & Joy

Category Pop

Pop Album of the Year – “Borrowed Jewels”, Jenni Rivera
Pop Song of the Year – “For what,” Jenni Rivera
Pop Male Artist of the Year – Alejandro Sanz
Pop Female Artist of the Year – Jenni Rivera
Pop Group or Duo of the Year – Jesse & Joy

Category Rock / Alternative

Album Rock / Alternative Year – “Exiles in the Bay: The Best of Manna” Manna
Artist Rock / Alternative Year – Mana
Song Rock / Alternative Year-“True love forgives”, Maná and Prince Royce

Tropical Category

Tropical Album of the Year – “Phase II”, Prince Roy ce
Tropical Song of the Year – “Unconditional”, Prince Royce
Tropical Male Artist of the Year – Prince Royce
Tropical Female Artist of the Year – Olga Tanon
Tropical Group or Duo of the Year – Chino y Nacho
Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year – Juan Luis Guerra
Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year – Victor Manuelle
Contemporary Tropical Artist of the Year – Prince Royce

Regional Mexican category

Regional Mexican Album of the Year – “Try” 3BallMTY
Mexican Regional Male Artist of the Year – Espinoza Paz
Regional Mexican Female Artist of the Year – Jenni Rivera
Regional Mexican Song of the Year – “Love Confused”, Gerardo Ortiz
Mexican Regional Group or Duo of the Year – The Arolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Banda Artist of the Year – Banda el Recodo
Duranguense Artist of the Year – Grupo Montez de Durango
Grupero Artist of the Year – Group Bryndis
Norteño Artist of the Year – Gerardo Ortiz
Ranchero Artist of the Year – Vicente Fernandez

Category Urban

Urban Album of the Year – “Leaders”, Wisin y Yandel
Urban Song of the Year – “Lovumba” Daddy Yankee
Urban Artist of the Year – Wisin y Yandel




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