Premio Lo Nuestro 2001
|13th Lo Nuestro Awards|
|Date||Thursday, February 8, 2001|
|Site||James L. Knight Center
Miami, Florida, USA
|Most awards||Son by Four (6)|
|Most nominations||Son by Four (6)|
The 13th Lo Nuestro Awards ceremony, presented by Univision honoring the best Latin music of 2000 and 2001 took place on February 8, 2001, 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, twenty-nine categories were presented. Winners were announced at the live event and included Puerto-Rican American band Son by Four receiving six competitive awards. Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastian earned three accolades and the Excellence Award; and Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar, American singer Christina Aguilera and Colombian performer Shakira earned two awards each. The 13th Lo Nuestro Awards were the first to be held since the inception of the Latin Grammy Awards.
In 1989, the Lo Nuestro Awards were established by Univision, to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music. 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. The trophy awarded is shaped like a treble clef. The 13th Lo Nuestro Awards ceremony was held on February 8, 2001, 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. The categories included were for the Pop, Tropical/Salsa, Regional Mexican and Music Video fields before the 2000 awards, from 2001 onwards categories were expanded and included a Rock field; for the Regional Mexican genre a Ranchera, Grupero, Tejano and Norteño fields were added; and Traditional, Merengue and Salsa performances were also considered in the Tropical/Salsa field. Before the Latin Grammy Awards inception, the Lo Nuestro Awards were considered as the Grammy Award equivalent for Latin music. Therefore, the Lo Nuestro ceremony was advanced from May to February since the 1st Latin Grammy Awards were held in September, 2000.
Nominees and winners
Winners were announced before the live audience during the ceremony. Puerto Rican American band Son by Four were the most nominated performers and won their six nominations, including Pop and Tropical/Salsa Song of the Year for their single "A Puro Dolor".The song spent 20 weeks at number-one in the Billboard Top Latin Songs and is the longest-running single in the history of the chart with 61 weeks. Mexican singer Paulina Rubio was awarded for Pop Album of the Year with Paulina, the best-selling Latin album in the United States in 2001. At the newly introduced rock categories, Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira won her two nominations, Artist and Album of the Year for MTV Unplugged, which also won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.
Mexican performer Joan Sebastian dominated the Regional/Mexican field winning Album (Secreto de Amor), Song ("Secreto de Amor"), and Grupero Performance. Sebastian also received the Excellence Award. Fellow Mexican singer Thalía was honored with the "Premio del Pueblo" (Viewers Choice) in the pop field, while Puerto-Rican American Elvis Crespo earned the same distinction for the Tropical field, and singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar received the same accolade for the Regional/Mexican field. Aguilar also won for Ranchero Performance and Regional/Mexican Male Artist.
|Pop Album||Pop Song|
|Pop Male Artist||Pop Female Artist|
|Pop Duo or Group||Pop New Artist|
|Rock Album||Rock Artist|
|Regional Mexican Album||Regional Mexican Song|
|Regional Mexican Male Artist||Regional Mexican Female Artist|
|Regional Mexican Group||New Regional Mexican Artist|
|Tejano Performance||Grupero Performance|
|Ranchero Performance||Banda Performance|
|Tropical Album||Tropical Song|
|Tropical Male Artist||Tropical Female Artist|
|Merengue Artist||Salsa Artist|
|Tropical Duo or Group||Tropical New Artist|
|Traditional Performance||Video of the Year|
- Excellence Award: Joan Sebastian.
- Special Tribute ("Jóvenes con Legado"): Chayanne.
- Internet Awards:
- Premio del Pueblo (Viewers Choice):
- 2000 in Latin music
- 2001 in Latin music
- Latin Grammy Awards of 2000
- Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album
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