Prince Royce Wins Six Premio Lo Nuestro Awards

Prince Royce has plenty of reason to celebrate…

The 23-year-old Dominican American singer proved to be the night’s big winner at the Premio Lo Nuestro awards ceremony, earning six awards.

Prince Royce

Prince Royce took home the awards for Tropical Album of the Year for his sophomore project Phase II, Tropical Song of the Year for his single “Incondicional”, Tropical Male Artist of the Year and Tropical Contemporary Artist of the Year.

He also won Collaboration of the Year for “El Verdadero Amor Perdona,” his duet with Mexican rockers Mana, as well as Rock/Alternative Song of the Year for that same track.

Meanwhile, the late Jenni Rivera, who died in a Northern Mexico plane crash in December at the age of 43, won five awards, including the night’s top prize… awards for Artist of the Year.

Rivera’s  other trophies include Pop Female Artist of the Year and Regional Mexican Female Artist of the Year, as well as the Pop Song of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for “A Cambio de Que” and “Joyas Prestadas,” respectively.

In one of the most touching moments of the night, Rivera’s daughters went on stage to receive her award for Pop Female Artist of the Year. One of them lifted the prize into the air to dedicate it to her mother, while the audience rose to their feet in tribute to the popular singer known as la Diva de la Banda.

The New Artist of the Year prize went to Mexican tribal house group 3Ball MTY, while Mexican pop-rock duo Jesse & Joy won Video of the Year for “Corre” and Pop Group/Duo of the Year.

The winners of the 2013 Primeo Lo Nuestro Awards are…

Pop Album of the Year: “Joyas Prestadas” by Jenni Rivera
Pop Song of the Year: “A Cambio de Que” by Jenni Rivera
Male Pop Artist of the Year: Alejandro Sanz
Female Pop Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Duo or Group Pop Artist of the Year: Jesse & Joy
Rock or Alternative Album of the Year: “Exiliados en la Bahia: Lo Mejer de Mana” by Mana
Rock or Alternative Song of the Year: “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” by Mana and Prince Royce
Rock or Alternative Artist of the Year: Mana
Tropical Album of the Year: “Phase II” by Prince Royce
Tropical Song of the Year: “Incondicional” by Prince Royce
Male Tropical Artist of the Year: Prince Royce
Female Tropical Artist of the Year: Olga Tanon
Duo or Group Tropical Artist of the Year: Chino y Nacho
Tropical Merengue Artist of the Year: Juan Juis Juancho
Tropical Salsa Artist of the Year: Victor Manuelle
Contemporary Tropical Artist of the Year: Prince Royce
Regional Album of the Year: “Intentalo” by 3BallMTY
Regional Song of the Yea: “Amor Confuso” by Gerardo Oritz
Regional Male Artist of the Year: Espinoza Paz
Regional Female Artist of the Year: Jenni rivera
Regional Duo or Group Artist of the Year: La Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene Camacho
Banda Artist of the Year:
Banda El Recodo
Duranguense Artist of the Year: Grupo Montez de Durango
Grupero Artist of the Year: Grupo Bryndis
Norteno Artist of the Year: Gerardo Ortiz
Ranchero Artist of the Year: Vicente Fernandez
Urban Album of the Year: “Lideres” by Wisin y Yandel
Urban Song of the Year: “Lovumba” by Daddy Yankee
Urban Artist of the Year: Wisin y Yandel
Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year: Jenni Rivera
Collaboration of the Year: “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” by Mana and Prince Royce
New Artist of the Year: 3BallMTY
Video of the Year: “Corre” by Jesse & Joy

Maná’s Drama y Luz Tour Returns to the U.S.

Last summer, Maná’s four-night run of shows at Los Angeles’ Staples Center tied Britney Spears for the most shows ever at the venue… And they sold out even more shows throughout the United States, putting their audience numbers on par with the likes of Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift… So it’s no wonder, the Mexican rockers will be launching a second leg of their Drama y Luz U.S. tour.

The rock band will kick off the second installment of their oh-so-popular tour on April 3 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. And, it includes a new show at the Staples Center that will give them a new record for most concerts played at the arena. Currently, only Maná and Spears have headlined a total of eight concerts at the venue.


In all, Maná—which had one of the top five Latin tours of the year in 2011 and played over 30 dates in the U.S. and Latin America—will play a total of 17 additional arena dates in the U.S., including encore performances at Madison Square Garden and Miami’s American Airlines Arena. Tickets go on sale February 3, 2012

In addition to the new U.S. dates, Maná is finalizing a series of Latin American dates. As of today, these kick off with a show Feb. 24 at the Atahualpa Stadium in Quito, Ecuador, followed by stadium shows in Guayaquil, Medellín and Bogotá (in Colombia) and in Puerto La Cruz, Valencia and Caracas in Venezuela. More dates are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, Maná is enjoying the success of the band’s latest single, “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” (feat. Prince Royce). The songe recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, making it the third single from “Drama y Luz” to claim the top spot.

Full tour dates:
02/24/12 – Quito, Ecuador; Estadio Atahualpa
02/27/12 – Guayaquil, Ecuador; Medio Estadio Modelo
03/01/12 – Medellin, Colombia; Polideportivo Envigado
03/03/12 – Bogota, Colombia; Corferias
03/07/12 – Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela; Estadio Jaa
03/10/12 – Valencia Venezuela; Estadio Misael Delgado
03/11/12 – Caracas, Venezuela; Estadio Univ SB
04/03/12 – Hidalgo, TX; State Farm Arena
04/04/12 – Houston, TX; Toyota Center
04/05/12 – Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center
04/07/12 – Laredo, TX; Laredo Energy Arena
04/10/12 – New York, NY; Madison Square Garden
04/13/12 – Chicago, IL; Allstate Arena
04/17/12 – Sacramento, CA; Power Balance Pavillion
04/19/12 – Oakland, CA; Oracle Orena and O Co. Coliseum
04/22/12 – Fresno, CA; Save Mart Center
04/24/12 – San Diego, CA; Valley View Casino
04/27/12 – Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center
05/01/12 – Denver, CO; Mangess Arena
05/04/12 – Glendale, AZ; Arena
05/06/12 – El Paso, TX; El Paso Coliseum
05/08/12 – San Antonio, TX; ATT Center
05/09/12 – Corpus Christie, TX; American Bank Center
05/11/12 – Miami, FL; American Airlines Arena

Shakira Tops A Stellar Latin Grammys Lineup…

This year’s Latin Grammy Awards show is shaping up to be a star-studded event with high-octane performances by Puerto Rican superstar act Calle 13, Mexican crooner Marco Antonio Solis and international singing sensation Shakira, who will receive 2011 Person of the Year honors during the telecast.

Calle 13, comprised of Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez, received a record 10 nominations this year, including nods for Album of the Year for “Entren Los Que Quieren” and Record of the Year for “Latinoamerica.” Solis’ “A Donde Vamos a Parar” is up for Song of the Year, while Shakira’s “Sale el Sol” is nominated for Album of the Year.

But those aren’t the only top-notch acts taking the stage…

The Latin Recording Academy has locked in a duet with Venezuelan troubadour Franco de Vita and Mexican rockera Alejandra Guzman; a special performance by Mexican rock group Mana of the remake of the band’s current singe, “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” with rising star Prince Royce; and a performance newcomer Sie7e.

Meanwhile, Hollywood actress Zoe Saldana and telenovela star Adamari Lopez have been added to the list of award presenters.

The Latin Grammys will be hosted by Mexican singer/actress Lucero and Chilean actor Cristian De la Fuente.

Univision will broadcast the awards show live from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 10.