Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica

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Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica
Awarded for Best in music
Presented by MTV
First awarded 2002
Last awarded 2009

Premios MTV Latinoamérica (previously known as MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica or VMALA's) was the Latin American version of the Video Music Awards. They were established in 2002 to celebrate the top music videos of the year in Latin America and the world. They are presented annually and broadcast live on MTV Networks Latin America. Until 2004, all the VMALAs were held in Miami. The 2005 edition was the first one planned to be held outside the United States, but the show was cancelled (see below). The 2006 VMALAs (Premios MTV Latinoamérica) were held in Mexico City, and therefore were the first ones to actually be celebrated in Latin America. In 2010 the awards were cancelled.

The statues given to winners of the award are called "Lenguas" because the statue is of a tongue. This is because, according to MTV, "the tongue (Spanish language) is what brings all Latin America together as a whole".

History[edit]

Created in 2002, the VMALAs were held in the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach, Florida until 2004. In 2005 the awards were to be held Wednesday, October 19 at the Xcaret Park's Great Tlachco Theater in Playa del Carmen (close to Cancún), Quintana Roo, Mexico, for the first time in a different location since their creation. However, due to the approach of Hurricane Wilma towards the Mexican Riviera Maya, the show was moved from October 20 to the 19th, but it was eventually postponed. The date was then moved again, this time to December 22. A couple of months later, MTV decided that it was not feasible to have the show on the aforementioned scheduled date. Instead, the awards were given out on a 1/2 hour special where the winners received their awards after having practical jokes played on them (a la Punk'd). Would-be hosts Molotov hosted this special and played live on a public concert in Playa del Carmen. Another special aired that same day with some of the winners performing. Miranda! played from their studio in Argentina. Two songs from Juanes's concert in Buenos Aires were also filmed by MTV for this special, and Panda and Reik also performed from MTV's studios in Mexico City. Another half-hour special was broadcast that day showing how the show was supposed to happen and the reaction of the artists and MTV's workers after they found out about its cancellation. The 2005 edition would have included performances by Shakira, Sean Paul, My Chemical Romance, Foo Fighters, Ricky Martin, Simple Plan, Miranda!, Babasónicos, Belinda, and Good Charlotte.

On July 21 MTV Latin America announced that the 2006 ceremonies would be held on 19 October 2006 in Palacio de los Deportes indoor arena in Mexico City. Also, MTV announced that the name of the awards would be changed from Video Music Awards Latin America to Premios MTV Latinoamérica (MTV Awards Latin America).[1] The nominees for this year's awards were announced on September 4, introducing 3 new categories: Promising Artist, Breakthrough Artist, and Song of the Year (the only category with nominees in both English and Spanish). Also, Best Solo Artist again replaced Best Male and Female, while the award for Best International Hip-Hop/R&B Artist will not be handed out. It also appeared that, for the first time, viewers would be able to vote for the Best Independent Artist award, but a few days later, the category was taken completely off the voting list, which meant that its inclusion on it was an error by MTV. Also, MTV Tr3s will be handing out for the first time ever its own Viewer's Choice Award during their U.S. simulcast of the event. The following years the event was held in Mexico too (Mexico City in 2007 and Guadalajara, Jalisco in 2008).

In 2009 the event was held in three cities in different dates (September 30 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; October 5 in Mexico City, Mexico; October 11 in Bogotá, Colombia) and broadcast live in Los Angeles on October 15. In 2010 the awards were cancelled replaced by the MTV World Stage Mexico.

Premios MTV Host Cities[edit]

Year Date Country Host city Venue Host(s)
2002 October 24 Flag of the United States.svg United States Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theatre Flag of Mexico.svg Diego Luna and

Flag of Argentina.svg Mario Pergolini

2003 October 23 Flag of Mexico.svg Diego Luna
2004 October 21 Flag of Mexico.svg Paulina Rubio
2005 December 22 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Playa del Carmen Xcaret Park, Teatro Gran Tlachco Flag of Mexico.svg Molotov
2006 October 19 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes Flag of Mexico.svg Molotov and

Flag of Mexico.svg Ana de la Reguera

2007 October 18 Flag of Mexico.svg Diego Luna
2008 October 16 Guadalajara Auditorio Telmex No official host.
2009 October 15
Mexico City Hipódromo de las Américas Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Residente and

Flag of Canada.svg Nelly Furtado

Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Buenos Aires Espacio Darwin
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Bogotá Corferias
Flag of the United States.svg United States Los Ángeles Gibson Amphitheatre
2010
Replaced with MTV World Stage Mexico concerts
2011
Cancelled

Award Categories[edit]

Defunct Categories[edit]

  • Best Hip-Hop/R&B Artist — International (2004–2005)
  • Best Independent Artist
  • Promising Artist
  • Best Reunion Tour

Winners and nominees[edit]

Country 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Total
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1 - 1 - - - 1 1 1 5
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico - 1 - 1 2 - - - - 4
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia - - - - - - 1 - 2 3
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico - - - - - 2 - - - 2
Flag of Chile.svg Chile - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Flag of Spain.svg Spain - - - - - - - 1 - 1

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

North[edit]

South[edit]

1999[edit]

North[edit]

South[edit]

2000[edit]

North[edit]

South[edit]

2001[edit]

North[edit]

Southwest[edit]

  • Flag of Chile.svg Chancho en Piedra — "Eligiendo una Reina"
  • Flag of Chile.svg Dracma — "Hijo de Puta"
  • Flag of Chile.svg La Ley — "Fuera de Mí"
  • Flag of Mexico.svg Paulina Rubio — "Y Yo Sigo Aquí"
  • Flag of Chile.svg Stereo 3 — "Atrévete a Aceptarlo"

Southeast[edit]

2002[edit]

North[edit]

Southwest[edit]

Southeast[edit]

Trivia and records[edit]

  • Most awards in one night by a country: 10 awards Mexico Mexico in 2007 and 2009.
  • The Mexican actor Diego Luna has co-hosted and hosted the awards in 2002, 2003 and 2007.
  • Mexican artists have hosted or co-hosted the awards six times in a row (2002–2007).

Awards by countries[edit]

Country 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 1 7 6 4 9 10 4 10 51
Flag of the United States.svg United States 2 1 3 4 1 4 3 9 27
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 6 2 - 8 3 1 4 2 26
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 3 2 3 3 3 4 4 2 24
Flag of Chile.svg Chile 3 1 1 - 1 3 2 - 11
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico - - - - 3 2 - 4 9
Flag of Peru.svg Peru 1 2 2 - - - - 1 6
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 1 1 1 - - 2 - - 5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom - 1 - - 2 1 - - 4
Flag of Spain.svg Spain - - 2 - - 1 - - 3
Flag of Germany.svg Germany - - - - - - 3 - 3
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela - - - - - - 1 1 2
Flag of France.svg France 1 - - - - - - - 1
Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados - - - - - - 1 - 1
Flag of Italy.svg Italy - - - - - - - 1 1

Most wins[edit]

Artist Awards Notes
Flag of Colombia.svg Shakira
12
  • Artist with the most awards
  • Female artist with the most awards
  • Colombian artist with the most awards
  • Most awards in one night by a single artist: 5 awards in 2002 and 2005
Flag of Colombia.svg Juanes
9
  • Male artist with the most awards
  • Biggest win: 2008 (4 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Panda
8
  • Group with the most awards
  • Mexican artist with the most awards
  • Biggest win: 2006 and 2009 (3 awards)
Flag of Canada.svg Avril Lavigne
5
  • International artist with the most awards
  • Canadian artist with the most awards
  • Biggest win: 2007 (2 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Julieta Venegas
  • Biggest win: 2004 (3 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Maná
  • Biggest win: 2006 (3 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Café Tacvba
4
  • Biggest win: 2004 (2 awards)
Flag of Chile.svg Kudai
  • Chilean artist with the most awards
  • Biggest win: 2008 (2 awards)
Flag of Argentina.svg Miranda!
  • Argentine artist with the most awards
  • Biggest win: 2005 (2 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Molotov
  • Biggest win: 2003 (4 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Reik
  • Biggest win: 2005 (3 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Belanova
3
  • Biggest win: 2008 (2 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Belinda
  • Biggest win: 2007 (2 awards)
Flag of Chile.svg La Ley
  • Biggest win: 2002 (2 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Natalia Lafourcade
  • Biggest win: 2003 (3 awards)
Flag of Mexico.svg Paulina Rubio
  • Biggest win: 2009 (3 awards)
Flag of Germany.svg Tokio Hotel
  • German artist with the most awards
  • Biggest win: 2008 (3 awards)
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Wisin & Yandel
  • Puerto Rican artist with the most awards
  • Biggest win: 2009 (2 awards)

MTV Latin America's Regions[edit]

Like the MTV Europe Music Awards and the MTV Asia Awards, the VMALAs also hand out its regional categories. These regions, however, have been under constant changes and renaming. Here's how each region was perceived year by year:

2002:

  • North: Mexico, Central America, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Colombia
  • Southwest: Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador
  • Southeast: Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay

2003 — present:

  • North (Mexico in 2004): Mexico
  • Central: Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Central America, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Bolivia
  • South (Argentina in 2004): Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

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