Lo Nuestro Awards

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Lo Nuestro Awards
Current: Premio Lo Nuestro 2024
Awarded forrecognition of the most talented performers of Latin music
CountryUnited States
Presented byUnivision (USA)
Las Estrellas (Mexico)
TeleOnce (Puerto Rico)
First awarded1989

The Lo Nuestro Awards or Premios Lo Nuestro (Spanish for "Ours") is a Spanish-language awards show honoring the best of Latin music, presented by Univision, a Spanish-language television network based in the United States. The awards began in 1989.

The artist with the most Premios Lo Nuestro awards is Puerto Rican singer Olga Tañón.[1]

The awards ceremony features famous Latino actors, musicians and show business personalities. The show is broadcast all over the Americas. In February 2006, Univision announced that closed captioning in English would be offered for the first time in the history of the broadcast. The 2013 edition, which officially marked its 25th anniversary on the network, was dedicated to singer Jenni Rivera after her death in December 2012.


In 1989, the Lo Nuestro Awards were established by Univision, to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music.[2] The nominees were initially selected by Univision and Billboard magazine, and the winners chosen by the public.[3] Nominees and winners for the Lo Nuestro Awards 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.[2][4] The trophy awarded is shaped like a treble clef.[2][5] 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.[4][6] 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.[6] The eligibility period for songs to be nominated are from October 1 to September 30.[7]

Premio Lo Nuestro host cities[edit]

Date Ceremony Venue Host city Host(s)
May 31, 1989 Premio Lo Nuestro 1989 James L. Knight Center Miami, Florida
May 24, 1990 Premio Lo Nuestro 1990 Celia Cruz
May 23, 1991 Premio Lo Nuestro 1991 Plácido Domingo
Juan Gabriel
May 14, 1992 Premio Lo Nuestro 1992 Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nevada Gloria Estefan
May 20, 1993 Premio Lo Nuestro 1993 James L. Knight Center Miami, Florida Armando Manzanero
May 19, 1994 Premio Lo Nuestro 1994 Emilio Estefan
May 18, 1995 Premio Lo Nuestro 1995 Julio Iglesias
May 9, 1996 Premio Lo Nuestro 1996 Marco Antonio Solis
May 8, 1997 Premio Lo Nuestro 1997 Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
May 14, 1998 Premio Lo Nuestro 1998 Los Panchos
May 6, 1999 Premio Lo Nuestro 1999 Los Tigres del Norte
May 5, 2000 Premio Lo Nuestro 2000 Antonio Aguilar
February 8, 2001 Premio Lo Nuestro 2001 Joan Sebastian
February 7, 2002 Premio Lo Nuestro 2002 José José
February 6, 2003 Premio Lo Nuestro 2003 Luis Miguel
February 26, 2004 Premio Lo Nuestro 2004 Miami Arena Ricky Martin
February 24, 2005 Premio Lo Nuestro 2005 American Airlines Arena Los Temerarios
February 23, 2006 Premio Lo Nuestro 2006 Ana Gabriel
February 22, 2007 Premio Lo Nuestro 2007 Juan Luis Guerra
February 21, 2008 Premio Lo Nuestro 2008 Vicente Fernández
March 26, 2009 Premio Lo Nuestro 2009 BankUnited Center Coral Gables, Florida Emmanuel
February 18, 2010 Premio Lo Nuestro 2010 American Airlines Arena Miami, Florida Chayanne
February 17, 2011 Premio Lo Nuestro 2011 Maná
February 16, 2012 Premio Lo Nuestro 2012 Pepe Aguilar
February 21, 2013 Premio Lo Nuestro 2013 Alejandro Sanz
February 20, 2014 Premio Lo Nuestro 2014 Marc Anthony
February 19, 2015 Premio Lo Nuestro 2015 Ricardo Arjona
February 18, 2016 Premio Lo Nuestro 2016 Carlos Vives
February 23, 2017 Premio Lo Nuestro 2017 Romeo Santos
February 22, 2018A Premio Lo Nuestro 2018 Gloria Estefan
Emilio Estefan
February 21, 2019 Premio Lo Nuestro 2019 Daddy Yankee
February 20, 2020 Premio Lo Nuestro 2020 Pitbull, Thalía, Alejandra Espinoza
February 18, 2021 Premio Lo Nuestro 2021 Gloria Trevi
February 24, 2022 Premio Lo Nuestro 2022 Paulina Rubio
February 23, 2023 Premio Lo Nuestro 2023 Alejandra Espinoza, Paulina Rubio, Adrián Uribe
February 22, 2024 Premio Lo Nuestro 2024 Galilea Montijo, Clarissa Moline, Angélica Vale

Premio Lo Nuestro a la Excelencia[edit]

In addition to categories for different genres of music, the honors include "Premio Lo Nuestro a la Excelencia", (literally, The "Ours" award for Excellence), a career or lifetime achievement award.


A.^ For the 2018 Lo Nuestro Awards, Univision commemorated the 30th anniversary of the awards by only presenting special awards. No nominations were presented that year.[8]


  1. ^ González, Rebeca (February 12, 2013). "Olga Tañón dará de qué hablar en Premio Lo Nuestro". Metro (in Spanish). Metro International. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Historia: Premios Lo Nuestro". Terra (in Spanish). Terra Networks, Inc. February 6, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Lannert, John (March 30, 1993). "Secada Lead Latin Noms Following Grammy Win". Billboard. 105 (10). Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 10. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "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.
  5. ^ "Lo Nuestro tiene sus candidatos". La Nación (in Spanish). La Nación, S.A. de C.V. April 15, 2012. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Seis nominaciones para Son by Four". Que Pues (in Spanish). Grupo Editorial Zacatecas, S. A. de C. V. January 9, 2001. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "Univision Announces Superstar Nominees for "Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina" 2014". Univision. Univision Communications. December 5, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Ni votos ni nominados: te decimos por qué la 30 entrega de Premio Lo Nuestro es distinta a todas" [Neither votes nor nominees: we tell you why the 30th Premio Lo Nuestro award is different to all of them] (in Spanish). Univisión. January 25, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.

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