2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Winners of the2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards include Aventura, Tito “El Bambino,” Luis Fonsi, Wisin & Yandel, La Quinta Estación, Luis Enrique, Paulina Rubio, Ricardo Arjona, Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas, Vicente Fernández, and Alejandro Sanz. Here are some excerpts with a link to the full article below:

New York-based urban bachata group Aventura swept the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards with nine wins, including Best Latin Artist and Best Latin Album of the Year for “The Last.” Puerto Rican reggaetón star Tito “El Bambino” won seven awards for his album “El patrón,” while Luis Fonsi earned four awards for “Palabras del silencio,” including a special “Tu Mundo” award. The reggaetón powerhouse duo Wisin & Yandel was granted three prizes.

One of Latin music’s most popular award ceremonies after the Grammys and Latin Grammys, the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards was held Thursday night for the first time ever in Puerto Rico at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Hato Rey, where dozens of Latin music stars glowed as they paraded down a red carpet before entering the venue. The three-hour event—covered by dozens of international media outlets—was aired live on Telemundo and produced by Tony Mojena for the Hispanic network.

[. . .] The show’s opening was the biggest surprise of the night, with Puerto Rican pop superstar Ricky Martin taking the stage to deliver a moving social message to the audience. “Stop discrimination, stop hate, stop racism, long live love and peace and let the music continue,” said the “Livin’ la vida loca” interpreter, who last month openly declared that he was gay.

For his part, Marc Anthony was honored with the Billboard Spirit of Hope and Billboard Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively, for his philanthropy work. [. . .] At one point during the show, Marc Anthony premiered “Y cómo es él,” the new single from his upcoming new Spanish-language album “Iconos,” due out May 25. On “Iconos,” the interpreter of “I Need to Know” pays homage to a handful of some of the greatest songwriters of all time in Latin America, including José Luis Perales, José José, Roberto Carlos, and Juan Gabriel.

The production featured 14 performances with 24 artists on stage. Among the performers and presenters throughout the night were Chayanne, Nota, Luis Fonsi, Nelly Furtado, Juan Luis Guerra, Marco Antonio Solis, Paulina Rubio, Elvis Crespo, Wyclef Jean, Pitbull, Thalía, Camila, and David Bisbal.

For full article, see http://www.prdailysun.com/news/Aventura-sweeps-2010-Billboard-awards-with-nine-wins

Shown here (in this order): Aventura, Tito “El Bambino,” and Luis Fonsi.

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