Premio Lo Nuestro 2013

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25th Lo Nuestro Awards
DateFebruary 21, 2013 (2013-02-21)
SiteAmerican Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida, USA
Hosted byNinel Conde, Pedro Fernández[1]
Preshow hostsGiselle Blondet, Alan Tacher[1]
Produced byAntonio Guzmán[2]
Artist of the YearJenni Rivera
Most awardsPrince Royce (6)
Most nominationsPrince Royce and Romeo Santos (7)
Television coverage
Duration3 hours[2]
Ratings6.4 million (Nielsen ratings)

The 25th Lo Nuestro Awards ceremony, presented by the American network Univision, honored the best Latin music of 2012 in the United States and took place on February 21, 2013, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, Lo Nuestro Awards were presented in 33 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by Univision, was produced by Antonio Guzmán. Mexican performers Ninel Conde and Pedro Fernández hosted the show.

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera earned five awards including Artist of the Year; a posthumous tribute for her was held in the ceremony and featured performances by singers Olga Tañón, Lupillo Rivera, Shaila Dúrcal, Diana Reyes and María José. American artist Prince Royce received six accolades. Multiple winners also included Mexican bands 3BallMTY, Jesse & Joy, Maná, Gerardo Ortíz, and Puerto Rican-American duo Wisin & Yandel. To further celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Lo Nuestro Awards, Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra presented a medley of songs performed by him on previous ceremonies, and Colombian singer Carlos Vives premiered his single "Volví a Nacer", ten years after his last appearance at the show. The telecast garnered more than 6.4 million viewers in North America.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera (pictured in 2012) won five Lo Nuestro Awards and received a posthumous tribute by various artists at the ceremony.
A man looking straight, slightly inclined to the right, wearing a beret, purple shirt with white stripes, a rosary and a pair of jeans, with a microphone in front of him.
American singer Prince Royce (pictured in 2012), earned six Lo Nuestro Awards, the most for any performer in 2013.

The nominees for the 25th Lo Nuestro Awards were announced on December 2, 2012 during the morning show ¡Despierta América!. American singers Romeo Santos and Prince Royce received the highest number of nominations, with seven each; Santos and Royce were nominated against each other in three categories in the Tropical field, including Album, Song and Artist of the Year.[3] The winners were announced before the live audience during the ceremony, with Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera being one of the most awarded performers, earning five accolades, including Pop Album (Joyas Prestadas (Pop)), Pop Song ("A Cambio de Qué"), Pop and Regional Mexican Female Artist, and Artist of the Year.[4] Rivera's siblings collected her awards, after the singer's death on December 9, 2012.[5]

Royce became the night's biggest winner, receiving six accolades, four in the Tropical Field (Album, Song, Male Artist and Traditional Performance), and a further two for his duet with Mexican band Maná (Collaboration of the Year and Rock/Alternative Song). Maná dominated the Rock Field, also receiving Rock/Alternative Album and Rock/Alternative Artist for a total of four.[6] Mexican band Jesse & Joy was nominated five times and won for Pop Duo or Group and Video of the Year for "¡Corre!", which also was named Record and Song of the Year at the 13th Latin Grammy Awards.[7]

Puerto Rican-American singer Olga Tañón was awarded for Tropical Female Artist, her twenty-third Lo Nuestro accolade, the most for any performer in the award show's history.[8] Líderes by reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel was the Urban Album of the Year. Upon release the album reached number-one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.[9] Mexican band 3Ball MTY won for New Artist, after winning the same award at the Latin Grammys;[7] their record Inténtalo was the third-best selling Latin album of 2012 in the United States and received the Lo Nuestro for Regional Mexican Album.[10] The Lifetime Achievement award was earned by Mexican performer Pedro Fernández, also the host of the evening. Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz was the recipient of the Excellence Award and was selected as the Pop Male Artist of the Year.[8]

Winners are listed first and indicated with a double-dagger (double-dagger).[4][11]

Artist of the Year Collaboration of the Year
New Artist of the Year Video of the Year
Pop Album Pop Song
Pop Male Artist Pop Female Artist
Pop Duo or Group
Rock/Alternative Album Rock/Alternative Song
Rock/Alternative Artist
Regional Mexican Album Regional Mexican Song
Regional Mexican Male Artist Regional Mexican Female Artist
Regional Mexican Group Norteño Artist
Duranguense Artist Grupero Artist
Ranchero Artist Banda Artist
Tropical Album Tropical Song
Tropical Male Artist Tropical Female Artist
Merengue Artist Salsa Artist
Tropical Duo or Group Traditional Performance
Urban Album of the Year Urban Song of the Year
Urban Artist of the Year

Ceremony information[edit]

Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz (pictured in 2007) was named Male Pop Artist and also received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Categories and voting process[edit]

The categories considered were for the Pop, Tropical, Regional Mexican, and Urban genres, with additional awards for the General Field that includes nominees from all the genres for the Artist of the Year, Collaboration, Video and New Artist categories.[11] The nominees were selected through an online voting poll that received 500,000 votes; the winners were chosen from a total of 130 nominations in 33 different categories.[1][3][12]

Presenters (in order of appearance)
Presenter(s) Category
Mariana Seoane
Gabriel Soto
Presenters of the award for Regional Mexican Group
Cristián de la Fuente
Chiquinquirá Delgado
Presenters of the awards for Pop Female Artist
Juan Magán
Maité Perroni
Presenters of the award for Merengue Artist
Alicia Machado
Zuleyka Rivera
Presenters of the award for Pop Male Artist
Fanny Lú
Beto Cuevas
Presenters of the award for Salsa Artist
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Lorena Rojas
Presenters of the award for Regional Mexican Album
Ninel Conde Presenter of the Lifetime Achievement Award
Ricky Martin Presenter of the Excellence Award
Leslie Grace
Julión Alvarez
Presenters of the Video of the Year
Lupita Jones
Julián Gil
Presenters of the Tropical Artist (Duo or Group)
Argelia Atilano Presenter of the Regional Mexican Song

Note: The remaining awards were announced at the Lo Nuestro Awards website.[8][12][13]

Musical performers[edit]

The telecast included eighteen musical performances. In order to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Lo Nuestro Awards, Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra presented a medley of songs performed by him on previous ceremonies. Colombian artist Carlos Vives debuted his single "Volví a Nacer", ten years after his last appearance in the show. Vives also closed the ceremony. Mexican bands Jesse & Joy, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho and 3Ball MTY (with América Sierra) also performed.[14]

Spanish singer David Bisbal presented a tribute to fellow Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, who performed "Mi Marciana" and "Corazón Partío". Mexican singer Thalía presented a duet with American artist Prince Royce, while Puerto-Rican American artists Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa reunited for the first time to perform the song "Más y Más". Presentations by Chino & Nacho, Elvis Crespo (with Fito Blanko), Pedro Fernández, Gerardo Ortíz, Pitbull, Romeo Santos, and Olga Tañón, were also part of the program.[14]

Mexican-American performer Lupillo Rivera held a tribute to late singer Jenni Rivera and was joined onstage by several singers, including Shaila Dúrcal, María José, Diana Reyes and Olga Tañón. At the time of the tribute the audience was able to participate through their Facebook and Twitter accounts creating a "virtual applause".[14]

Performers (in order of appearance)
Name(s) Role Performed
Juan Luis Guerra Performer "Medley"
Jesse & Joy Performers "Llorar"
Prince Royce
Performers "Te Perdiste Mi Amor"
Carlos Vives Performer "Volví a Nacer"
David Bisbal Performer "Y, ¿Si Fuera Ella?"
3Ball MTY
América Sierra
Performers "Porque El Amor Manda"
Pitbull Performer "Echa Pa'lla (Manos Pa'rriba)"
Pedro Fernández Performer "Medley"
Draco Rosa
Ricky Martin
Performers "Más y Más"
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho Performers "Llamada De Mi Ex"
Romeo Santos Performer "Llévame Contigo"
Gerardo Ortíz Performer "Dámaso"
Olga Tañón Performer "Todo Lo Que Sube, Baja"
Chino & Nacho Performers "Medley"
Alejandro Sanz Performer "Mi Marciana"/"Corazón Partío"
Elvis Crespo
Fito Blanko
Performers "Pegaíto, Suavecito"
Olga Tañón
Lupillo Rivera
Shaila Dúrcal
Diana Reyes
María José
Performers Jenni Rivera's Tribute
Carlos Vives Performer "Carito"/"Fruta Fresca"/"Como Le Gusta a Tu Cuerpo"


Ratings and reception[edit]

The American telecast on Univision drew in an average 6.4 million people during its three hours of length. Univision was the second in the ratings in the 18-34 demographic, over ABC, CBS and NBC. An estimated 11.6 million total viewers watched all or part of the awards. The 2013 ceremony had the highest audience since 2009 and garnered more Latin viewers than the Academy Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards of 2012, combined.[12] Regarding the social media interaction, Univision and the Lo Nuestro Awards were the number-one social network and program; the show was the most socially active program in the network's history, with a social increase of 320% from 2012. According to Sara Bidel of TV by the Numbers, the broadcast was the second most engaging entertainment show of any language or network, over the Golden Globe Awards and People's Choice Awards.[12] Agustín Barreto and Carlos Marmo were awarded in the television field of the "22nd Annual Latin Music Awards" hosted by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for the "Main Theme and Incidental Music" of the 2013 Lo Nuestro Awards.[15]

See also[edit]


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