Lou Bega Honored In Germany

Other Echo Award winners include Cher, Ricky Martin, Bloodhound Gang, Buena Vista Social Club.

"Mambo No. 5" singer Lou Bega received Echo Awards — the German equivalent of a Grammy — for export achievement and top pop/rock national single, according to Billboard Online. Cher and Ricky Martin took home international female and male artist awards, respectively, while the Bloodhound Gang earned an international young talent nod, for their album Hooray for Boobies, released Feb. 29 in the U.S. The ceremony, held Thursday at Congress Centre in Hamburg, also recognized the Buena Vista Social Club twice, as top international group and jazz act.