Amaya to Host the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards

Rafael Amaya will help celebrate Mexico’s best musicians next month…

The 36-year-old Mexican actor, model and singer will co-host the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards with Cuban actress Aylín Mujica on October 9, live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Rafael Amaya

The Billboard Mexican Music Awards are the only awards show on a major network that celebrates Mexican music, and this year’s hosts reflect the close contact that exists between the show and its music and fans.

Amaya, one of Latino film and television’s top actors, most recently played the lead in record-setting series El Señor de los Cielos and also played the role of El Guero Dávila in La Reina del Sur. He has previously co-hosted the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Mujica, on her end, is one of the most established actresses in Latin television and starred in the telenovelas Corazón Valiente and Aurora. She has also co-hosted the Billboard Latin Music Awards in past years.

Finalists for the 2013 Billboard Mexican Music Awards vie for top honors in 32 categories, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year-New, Digital Download Artist of the Year, Airplay Artist of the Year, and various categories for Banda, Norteño, Ranchero/Mariachi and Duranguense/Grupero/Cumbia Music.

The list of finalists is led by Gerardo Ortiz, the late Jenni Rivera, La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho, Roberto Tapia, Voz de Mando, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga, Calibre 50, 3BallMTY and Joan Sebastian.

The Billboard Mexican Music Awards will air live on Telemundo on October 9.

For a full list of finalists, click here.

Canela Picks Up Lead Actor Award at the Premios Tu Mundo

Jencarlos Canela should be grinning from ear to ear…

The 24-year-old Cuban-American actor/singer picked up the Favorite Lead Actor award for his starring role on the hit telenovela Mi Corazón Insiste at the first-ever Premios Tu Mundo, which celebrate the best in telenovelas, music, fashion, movies and sports.

Jencarlos Canela

Other winners include La Casa de al Lado and Una Maid en Manhattan honored with two awards each; while Flor Salvaje was honored with one award. Winners in music categories included: “Dutty Love” by Don Omar featuring Natti Natasha for The Party Starting Song; “Las Cosas Pequeñas” by Prince Royce for Song that Steals My Heart  and “Follow the Leader” by Wisin y Yandel featuring Jennifer Lopez for Best Musical Video.

In the film category, Jennifer Lopez was named Favorite Latino in Hollywood. Best Athlete of the Year went to Marlen Esparza, and Rafael Nadal won the Most Charismatic Athlete award; while the Favorite Supermodel award went to Adriana Lima and the I’m Sexy and I Know It award went to Anahi.

Fans from all over the country cast nearly five million votes online at www.premiostumundo.com and through Telemundo’s iPhone app, for their favorite TV shows, actors and actresses, movies, music, athletes and stars in 24 categories.

Broadcast live on Telemundo from the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the event hosted by telenovela stars Gaby Espino and Rafael Amaya and featuring high-octane performances by Tito El Bambino, David Bisbal, Jesse & Joy and Chuy Lizarraga.

Here’s a complete list of the 2012 Premios Tu Mundo winners:

The Party Starting Song : “Dutty Love” by Don Omar featuring Natti Natasha
Song that Steals My Heart: “Las Cosas Pequeñas” by Prince Royce
Best Musical Video: “Follow the Leader” – Wisin and Yandel featuring Jennifer López
Novela of the Year: MI CORAZON INSISTE
Favorite Lead Actor: Jencarlos Canela (MI CORAZON INSISTE)
Favorite Lead Actress: Maritza Rodríguez (LA CASA DE AL LADO)
Favorite Latino in Hollywood: Jennifer Lopez
Favorite Film: The Avengers
I’m Sexy and I Know It: Anahí
#MasSocial award: Gaby Espino
The Best Bad Boy: Tony Daltón (FLOR SALVAJE)
The Best Bad Girl: Ayilín Mujica (CORAZON VALIENTE)
Best Supporting Actress: Wanda D’Isidoro (UNA MAID EN MANHATTAN)
Best Supporting Actor: Gabriel Valenzuela (LA CASA DE AL LADO)
The Perfect Couple: Ximena Duque and Fabián Ríos (CORAZON VALIENTE)
The Best Kiss: Ximena Duque y Fabián Ríos (CORAZON VALIENTE)
Great Young Actor: Jorge Eduardo (UNA MAID EN MANHATTAN)
Best Novela Soundtrack: Mi Corazón Insiste
Favorite Supermodel: Adriana Lima
Best Athlete of the Year: Marlen Esparza
Most Charismatic Athlete: Rafael Nadal
Best Bad Luck Moment (Allstate): Corazón Insiste (The family ruins Lola Volcan’s wedding)
That’s Crazy!: Caso Cerrado (clip of a man hitting the mother of his own child)
Favorite Viral Video: Jorge y Alexa Narváez – Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu