Jennifer Lopez, Cypress Hill, and Puya were among the winners at Thursday night's Billboard Latin Music Awards.
The show, which took place at The Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, honored Lopez with Hot Latin Track Of The Year, Vocal Duo for "No Me Ames," a duet with Marc Anthony. Cypress Hill was awarded the title of Rap Album Of The Year for the group's first Spanish Language LP, "Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol" while Puya's "Fundamental" scored for Rock/Fusion Album Of The Year.
Other winners included Ricky Martin (Latin Pop Track Of The Year for "Livin La Vida Loca") and Enrique Iglesias (Hot Latin Tracks Artist Of The Year).
Two special awards were also presented at this year's event. Marco Antonio Solis, who garnered 6 nominations, was inducted into Billboard's Latin Music Hall of Fame while Jorge Pinos, an executive at the William Morris Agency was honored with El Premio Billboard for his contributions in broadening the
exposure of Latin music to non-Latino markets.
The Billboard Latin Awards was co-hosted by Telemundo talk show host Laura Bozzo and Alex Cambert of "Edicion Especial." Grammy Award winner Marc Anthony and rock quartet Mana performed at the show in addition to Jaci Velasquez, Noelia, Son By Four, Conjunto Primavera, Marco Antonio Solis, India, Los Tigres Del Norte & Los Tri-O.
Telemundo Network will televise the 7th Annual Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 30 at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT).
Winners and nominees for the awards are determined by an artist's performances on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks and Latin 50 charts from January 30, 1999 to January 29, 2000. To be eligible for consideration, all singles and albums had to make their debut on the charts within the specified time frame.
Here is a complete rundown of the winners at the 7th Annual Billboard Latin Music Awards:
- Pop Album Of The Year, Male - "Amarte Es Un Placer,"
- Album Of The Year, Group - "MTV Unplugged," Mana
- Album Of The Year, Female - "Noelia," Noelia
- Album Of The Year, New Artist - "Amor, Familia Y Respeto," A.B. Quintanilla Y Los Kumbia Kings
- Latin Pop Track Of The Year - "Livin' La Vida Loca," Ricky Martin
- Album Of The Year, Male - "Pintame," Elvis Crespo
- Album Of The Year, Female - India
- Album OF The Year, Group - "Gotcha!" DLG
- Album Of The Year, New Artist - "Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer," Ibrahim Ferrer
- Tropical/Salsa Track Of The Year - "El Niagara En Bicicleta," Juan Luis Guerra 440
- Album Of The Year, Male - "Mi Verdad," Alejandro Fernandez
- Album OF The Year, Male Group - "Nuestro Amor," Los Tri-O
- Album Of The Year, Female Group or Sol Artist - "Corazon De Cristal," Priscila Y Sus Balas De Plata
- Album Of The Year, New Artist - "Nuestro Amor," Los Tri-O
- Track Of The Year - "Lagrimas," Los Tigres Del Norte
- Hot Latin Track Of The Year - "Loco," Alejandro Fernandez
- Hot Latin Track Of The Year, Vocal Duo - "No Me Ames," Jennifer Lopez with Marc Anthony
- Rock/Fusion Album Of The Year - "Fundamental," Puya
- Rap Album Of The Year - "Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol," Cypress Hill
- Latin Dance Maxi-Single Of The Year - "Santo Santo," So Pra Contrariar & Gloria Estefan
- Contemporary Latin Jazz Album Of The Year - "Los Hombres Calientes," Los Hombres Calientes
- The Billboard Latin 50 Artist Of The Year - Elvis Crespo
- Hot Latin Tracks Artist Of The Year - Enrique Iglesias
- Songwriter Of The Year - Marco Antonio Solis.
- Producer Of The Year - Pedro Ramirez
- Publisher Of The Year - Warner-Tamerlane, BMI.
- Publishing Corporation Of The Year - Warner/Chappell Music.