Lo Nuestro Award for Artist of the Year

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Lo Nuestro Award for Artist of the Year
Premio Lo Nuestro 2015
Awarded for Artist of the Year
Country United States
Presented by Univision
First awarded 2010
Currently held by Romeo Santos (2015)
Official website univision.com/premiolonuestro

The Lo Nuestro Award for Artist of the Year is an honor presented annually by American network Univision. The Lo Nuestro Awards were first awarded since 1989 and was established to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music.[1] The nominees and winners were originally selected by a voting poll conducted among program directors of Spanish-language radio stations in the United States and also based on chart performance on Billboard Latin music charts, with the results being tabulated and certified by the accounting firm Deloitte.[1][2] At the present time, the winners are selected by the audience through an online survey.[3] The trophy awarded is shaped in the form of a treble clef.[1]

In 2010, the Artist of the Year award was presented for the first time and the nominees included bands Aventura and Maná and performers Flex, Luis Fonsi and Vicente Fernández.[4] Aventura earned the award, and also was the recipient of the first Latin Artist of the Year accolade at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which combines achievements on both the Top Latin Albums and Hot Latin Songs charts.[5] The following year, reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel won the category, and also received the Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album and Song of the Year.[6]

Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira was recognized as Person of the Year by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in November 2011;[7] three months later was awarded the Lo Nuestro Award for Artist of the Year.[8] In 2012, Shakira also received the American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist.[9] American banda performer Jenni Rivera won the accolade posthumously, and at the 2013 ceremony received a tribute by various artists, including actor Edward James Olmos and singers Thalía, Paulina Rubio, and Gerardo Ortíz, among others.[10] Mexican band Maná is the most nominated act without a win, with four unsuccessful nominations.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees.

Key Meaning
double-dagger Indicates the winner
Five people. On the extreme left a man wearing a black denim pants, a jacket black synthetic leather, a white shirt, sunglasses and a black cap with red. Beside him a man wearing a blue denim pants and a gray shirt. In the center a man wearing gray suit and white shirt. On one side a man wearing a blue denim pants and a gray vest with coffee. To the far right a man wearing a black cap with red and black shirt with drawings and blue denim pants.
American band Aventura, the inaugural winners of the category
Five people. On the far left a person behind a console with a keyboard. Beside a person standing with semi-long hair, holding a bass guitar. Another person standing at the center, wearing black, holding a red guitar. To his right a person with long hair wearing black with a bass guitar in his hand. On the extreme right a person with a beret behind a drum kit.
Three-time nominees, Mexican band Maná
A blonde woman smiling.
Colombian performer Shakira (pictured in 2009), winner in 2012
Year Performer Ref
AventuraAward winner
Fernández, VicenteVicente Fernández
Fonsi, LuisLuis Fonsi
Wisin & YandelAward winner
Banda el Recodo
ShakiraAward winner
Don Omar
Hernandez, LarryLarry Hernandez
Tito El Bambino
Rivera, JenniJenni RiveraAward winner
Don Omar
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho
Santos, RomeoRomeo Santos
Royce, PrincePrince RoyceAward winner
Calibre 50
Don Omar
Sanz, AlejandroAlejandro Sanz
Santos, RomeoRomeo SantosAward winner
Calibre 50
Balvin, JJ Balvin
Iglesias, EnriqueEnrique Iglesias

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Lannert, John (April 1, 1990). "Univision, Billboard Announce Latin Music Awards Nominees". Sun-Sentinel (Tribune Company). Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ricky Martin, Shakira, Thalía, Ricardo Arjona, Pepe Aguilar Y Vicente Fernández entre las superestrellas nominadas para el Premio lo Nuestro 2004". Univision (Business Wire). January 14, 2004. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Full List of Nominees Announced for 22nd Edition of Univision Prestigious Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards". Univision (Business Wire). December 1, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Cobo, Leila (April 29, 2010). "Aventura Tops Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Cobo, Leila (February 18, 2011). "Premio Lo Nuestro: Mana, Camila, Wisin y Yandel, Ricky Martin & Prince Royce Shine". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Cobo, Leila (November 11, 2011). "Shakira Honored as Latin Grammy Person of the Year". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Ganadores de Premio Lo Nuestro 2012". Univision (Univision Communications). February 16, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ Billboard Staff (November 18, 2012). "AMAs 2012: Full Winners List". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Jenni Rivera fue 'la gran señora' en la entrega de los premios Billboard". CNN (in Spanish) (Turner Broadcasting System). April 26, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Aventura is Biggest Winner of Premio Lo Nuestro 2010; King of Bachata Group Wins Five Awards, Including the First Ever Entertainer of the Year Award". Univision (Business Wire). February 19, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias y Camila, los más nominados a Premios lo nuestro". E! News (in Spanish) (E! Entertainment Television, Inc.). December 3, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lista de Ganadores de Premio lo Nuestro 2011". Univision (Univision Communications). February 17, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
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  15. ^ "List of Nominees Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Award 2013" (PDF). Univision (Univision Communications). 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
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  19. ^ "Premio Lo Nuestro 2015: La lista completa de nominados". People (in Spanish) (Time Inc.). December 2, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Premio Lo Nuestro 2015: La lista completa de ganadores". People en Español (Time Inc.). February 19, 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.