January 15, 2001

IThe enormous diversity of Latin music was clearly evident tonight at the 13th annual edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina, the nation's longest-standing and most successful Latin
music awards show. A total of 35 awards in four separate categories and more than 10 musical genres were handed out to some of the top names in the business before a packed house of stars, record industry moguls, television
executives, sponsors, reporters and fans.

The four-hour gala at this city's James L. Knight Convention Center was beamed LIVE to the country by Spanish-language Univision Network, producer of the annual event. Except for three special tributes, which were determined by the network, winners were chosen independently by Hispanic radio programmers from around the country, based on the music charts
published between Feb. 1 and Oct. 31, 2000. The votes were tabulated and certified by the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Hosted by Univision morning-show personality Fernando Arau and Mexican TV game-show host Marco Antonio Rejil, this year's event contained 13 new awards and one new category: Latin Rock. A novel "People's Choice" element also was added to this year's mix, which allowed fans to vote for their favorite performers. Following is the complete list of winners:

POP

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Paulina
Artist: Paulina Rubio

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Marc Anthony

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christina Aguilera

GROUP OR DUET OF THE YEAR: Son By Four

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Christina Aguilera

SONG OF THE YEAR: "A Puro Dolor"
Artist: Son By Four
Composers: Omar Alfanno
Producers: Omar Alfanno/Oscar Lord

ROCK

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: MTV Unplugged
Artist: Shakira

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: "Ojos Así," Shakira

TROPICAL

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Son By Four
Artist: Son By Four

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Marc Anthony

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Gisselle

GROUP OR DUET OF THE YEAR: Son By Four

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Kevin Ceballo

SONG OF THE YEAR: "A Puro Dolor"
Artist: Son By Four
Composers: Omar Alfanno
Producers: Omar Alfanno/Oscar Llord

BEST MERENGUE PERFORMANCE OF YEAR: "Por El Caminito," Elvis Crespo

BEST SALSA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: "A Puro Dolor," Son By Four

BEST TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE OF YEAR: "Fruta Fresca," Carlos Vives

REGIONAL MEXICAN

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Secreto de Amor
Artist: Joan Sebastian

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Pepe Aguilar

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Paquita La Del Barrio

GROUP OR DUET OF THE YEAR: Los Tigres del Norte

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dinora y la Juventud

SONG OF THE YEAR: "Secreto de Amor"
Artist: Joan Sebastian
Composers: Joan Sebastian
Producers: Joan Sebastian

BEST TEJANA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Intocable

BEST GRUPERA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Joan Sebastian

BEST RANCHERA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Pepe Aguilar

BEST BAND PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Banda El Recodo

BEST NORTEÑA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Los Tigres del Norte

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

FAVORITE POP ARTIST: Thalia

FAVORITE TROPICAL ARTIST: Elvis Crespo

FAVORITE MEXICAN REGIONAL ARTIST: Pepe Aguilar

PREMIO UNIVISION.COM

FAVORITE POP ARTIST: Azul, Azul

FAVORITE TROPICAL ARTIST: Carlos Vives

FAVORITE MEXICAN REGIONAL ARTIST: Banda Recodo

SPECIAL CATEGORY

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: "She Bangs"
Artist: Ricky Martin

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Joan Sebastian

YOUTHFUL LEGACY AWARD: Chayanne

POSTHUMOUS TRIBUTE: Libertad Lamarque

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