Premio Lo Nuestro 1998

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10th Lo Nuestro Awards
Date Thursday, May 14, 1998 (1998-05-14)
Site James L. Knight Center
Miami, Florida, USA
Highlights
Most awards Alejandro Fernández (4)
Most nominations Alejandro Fernández (8)
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The 10th Lo Nuestro Awards ceremony, presented by Univision honoring the best Latin music of 1997 and 1998 took place on May 14, 1998, at a live presentation held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. The ceremony was broadcast in the United States and Latin America by Univision.

During the ceremony, nineteen categories were presented. Winners were announced at the live event and included Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández receiving four competitive awards. Other multiple winners were fellow Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, Spanish singer Rocío Dúrcal and Colombian performer Charlie Zaa with two awards each. Fernández won the award for "Pop Album of the Year," Gabriel and Dúrcal earned the award for "Regional Mexican Album of the Year," and Zaa won for "Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year." A special tribute was given to Mexican singer Lucero and the Excellence Award was received by Mexican trio Los Panchos.

Background[edit]

In 1989, the Lo Nuestro Awards were established by Univision, to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music.[1] The nominees and winners were selected by a voting poll conducted among program directors of Spanish-language radio stations in the United States and the results were tabulated and certified by the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.[1][2] The categories included are for the Pop, Tropical/Salsa, Regional Mexican and Music Video.[2] The trophy awarded is shaped like a treble clef.[1] The 10th Lo Nuestro Awards ceremony was held on May 14, 1998, in a live presentation held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. The ceremony was broadcast in the United States and Latin America by Univision.[2][3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Alejandro Fernández (pictured in 2011) won four Lo Nuestro Awards in 1998, including Pop Album of the Year.
Mexican singer Thalía (pictured in 2004) was named Female Pop Singer of the Year.
Dominican singer Chichí Peralta received the Tropical/Salsa Best New Artist award.

Winners were announced before the live audience during the ceremony. Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández was the most nominated performer, with eight nominations which resulted in four wins which included both Pop and Regional Male Artist of the Year, Pop Album and Pop Song of the Year.[3][4] Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel and Spanish singer Rocío Dúrcal were awarded as Pop Group of the Year and Regional Mexican Album with Juntos Otra Vez.[4]

All songs nominated for Pop Song of the Year reached number one at the Billboard Top Latin Songs chart: Fernández "Si Tu Supieras", Cristian's "Lo Mejor de Mí", both Gabriel's "Te Sigo Amando" and "El Destino", and Luis Miguel's "Por Debajo de la Mesa";[5][6][7][8][9] "La Venia Bendita" by Marco Antonio Solís was named "Regional Mexican Song of the Year" and also reached number one in the chart.[10] Guatemalan performer Ricardo Arjona earned the accolade for Best Music Video for "Ella y Él".[4] Colombian singer Charlie Zaa dominated the Tropical/Salsa field winning two awards, for Male Singer of the Year and Album of the Year with Sentimientos; American performer Marc Anthony earned Song of the Year for "Y Hubo Alguien", while Dominican band Ilegales won for Group of the Year.[4]

Winners and nominees of the 10th Annual Lo Nuestro Awards (winners listed first)
Pop Album of the Year Pop Song of the Year
Male Artist of the Year, Pop Female Artist of the Year, Pop
Pop Group of the Year New Pop Artist of the Year
  • Jordi
    • Angélica
    • César Borja
    • Victoria
Regional Mexican Album of the Year Regional Mexican Song of the Year
Male Artist of the Year, Regional Mexican Female Artist of the Year, Regional Mexican
Regional Mexican Group of the Year New Regional Mexican Artist of the Year
  • Priscila y sus Balas de Plata
Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year Tropical/Salsa Song of the Year
Male Artist of the Year, Tropical/Salsa Female Artist of the Year, Tropical/Salsa
Tropical/Salsa Group of the Year New Tropical/Salsa Artist of the Year
Video of the Year

Honorary awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Historia: Premios Lo Nuestro". Terra (in Spanish). Terra Networks, Inc. February 6, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Univision Announces the Nominees for Spanish-language Music's Highest Honors Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina". Univision. March 27, 1996. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Barquero, Christopher (1998). "Premios Lo Nuestro: Los galardones a la música latina serán entregados en mayo próximo". La Nación (in Spanish) (Grupo Nación GN, S.A.). Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Lo Nuestro 1998 – Historia". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications, Inc. 1998. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Si Tu Supieras – Alejandro Fernández". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 18, 1997. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lo Mejor de Mi – Cristian". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 22, 1997. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Te Sigo Amando – Juan Gabriel". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 4, 1997. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "El Destino – Juan Gabriel and Rocío Dúrcal". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 14, 1997. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Por Debajo de la Mesa – Luis Miguel". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 6, 1997. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "La Venia Bendita – Marco Antonio Solís". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 11, 1997. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Gustavo Garzón – Credit List – Music Videos". Gustavo Garzón. 1998. Retrieved June 12, 2013.