Chayanne, Pilar Montenegro Sweep Latin Billboards

Puerto Rico’s Chayanne and Mexico’s Pilar Montenegro were the big winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Thursday night, taking home three awards each.

Spanish trio Las Ketchup, Mexican group Mana, Argentine-Mexican duo Sin Bandera and Mexico’s Los Temerarios and Lupilla Rivera all walked away with two awards each.

Latin stars Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Luis Miguel, India and Juanes picked up one trophy each at the ceremony.

For the first time in the show’s history, awards were also given for label of the year in various genres. Sony Discos led the way as the top label on six Billboard charts, including Hot Latin Tracks, Top Latin Albums, Latin Pop Airplay, Tropical/Salsa Airplay, Latin Pop Albums, and Tropical/Salsa Albums.

This year’s event included two special award presentations. Mexican composer/singer Armando Manzanero was honored with the Billboard Hall of Fame Award for his contribution to Latin music.

Panamanian rapper El General, meanwhile, received the Spirit of Hope Award for his work with Ninos Pobres Sin Fronteras (Poor Children With No Borders), the Panama-based foundation he created and supports.

Ricky Martin, who performed the song “Tal Vez (Maybe),” was honored with Telemundo’s Star award.

Other performers included Chayanne and Montenegro, who performed their hit songs, and Mexican star Thalia, who won the female pop album of the year for Thalia and the Telemundo Viewers Choice award. A.B. Quintanilla, Alexandre Pires, Gilberto Santa Rosa, India Kumbia Kings, and Lupillo Rivera also performed at the ceremony.

Below is a complete list of winners at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented May 8 at the Miami Arena.

Hot Latin Track Of The Year: “Y Tu Te Vas” Chayanne (Sony Discos)

Hot Latin Track Of The Year, Vocal Duo: “Por Ese Hombre” Brenda K. Starr With Tito Nieves and Victor Manuelle (Sony Discos)

Hot Latin Tracks Artist Of The Year: Alexandre Pires (RCA/BMG Latin)

Songwriter Of The Year: Estefano (10 titles)

Producer Of The Year: Rudy Perez (8 titles)

Latin Pop Album Of The Year, Male: Un Dia Normal Juanes (Surco/Universal Latino)

Latin Pop Album Of The Year, Female: Thalia Thalia (EMI Latin)

Latin Pop Album Of The Year, Duo or Group: Revolucion De Amor Mana (Warner Latina)

Latin Pop Album Of The Year, New Artist: Las Ketchup Las Ketchup (Shaketown/Columbia/Sony Discos)

Top Latin Albums Artist Of The Year: Los Temerarios (Fonovisa/UG)

Latin Rock Album Of The Year: Revolucion De Amor Mana (Warner Latina)

Tropical/Salsa Album Of The Year, Male: Viceversa Gilberto Santa Rosa (Sony Discos)

Tropical/Salsa Album Of The Year, Female: Latin Songbird: Mi Alma Y Corazon India (Sony Discos)

Tropical/Salsa Album Of The Year, Duo or Group: Confesiones… Monchy & Alexandra (J&N/Sony Discos)

Tropical/Salsa Album Of The Year, New Artist: Un Gran Dia En El Barrio Spanish Harlem Orchestra (Ropeadope/AG)

Regional Mexican Album Of The Year, Male Solo Artist: Amorcito Corazon Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)

Regional Mexican Album Of The Year, Male Group: Una Lagrima No Basta Los Temerarios (Fonovisa/UG)

Regional Mexican Album Of The Year, Female Group or Female Solo Artist: Libre Jennifer Pena (Univision/UG)

Regional Mexican Album Of The Year, New Artist: A Toda Onda La Onda (EMI Latin)

Latin Greatest Hits Album Of The Year: Grandes Exitos Chayanne (Sony Discos)

Latin Compilation Album Of The Year: Las 30 Cumbias Mas Pegadas Various Artists (Disa/UG)

Latin Jazz Album Of The Year: The Shadow Of The Cat Gato Barbieri (Peak/Concord)

Latin Dance Club Play Track Of The Year: “Escape/Escapar (Remixes)” Enrique Iglesias (Interscope/Universal Latino)

Latin Dance Single Of The Year: “Alive (Thunderpuss Remix)” Jennifer Lopez (Epic)

Latin Rap Album Of The Year: A La Reconquista Hector & Tito (VI Music/Universal Latino)

Publisher Of The Year: EMI April, ASCAP

Publishing Corporation Of The Year: EMI Music Publishing

NEW CATEGORIES:

Latin Pop Airplay Track Of The Year, Male: “Y Tu Te Vas” Chayanne (Sony Discos)

Latin Pop Airplay Track Of The Year, Female: “Quitame Ese Hombre” Pilar Montenegro (Univision)

Latin Pop Airplay Track Of The Year, Duo or Group: “Entra En Mi Vida” Sin Bandera (Sony Discos)

Latin Pop Airplay Track Of The Year, New Artist: “Entra En Mi Vida” Sin Bandera (Sony Discos)

Tropical/Salsa Airplay Track Of The Year, Male: “Viviendo” Marc Anthony (Columbia/Sony Discos)

Tropical/Salsa Airplay Track Of The Year, Female: “Por Ese Hombre” Brenda K. Starr (Sony Discos)

Tropical/Salsa Airplay Track Of The Year, Duo or Group: “Te Quiero Igual Que Ayer” Monchy & Alexandra (J&N/Sony Discos)

Tropical/Salsa Airplay Track Of The Year, New Artist: “Asereje” Las Ketchup (Sony Discos)

Regional Mexican Airplay Track Of The Year, Male Solo Artist: “Te Solte La Rienda” Lupillo Rivera (Sony Discos)

Regional Mexican Airplay Track Of The Year, Male Group: “Perdoname Mi Amor” Conjunto Primavera (Fonovisa)

Regional Mexican Airplay Track Of The Year, Female Group or Female Solo Artist: “Quitame Ese Hombre (version nortena)” Pilar Montenegro (Univision)

Regional Mexican Airplay Track Of The Year, New Artist: “Quitame Ese Hombre (version nortena)” Pilar Montenegro (Univision)

Latin Christian/Gospel Album Of The Year: Storm Fernando Ortega (Word)

Latin Tour Of The Year: Luis Miguel (Warner Latina)

LABEL AWARDS

Hot Latin Tracks Label Of the Year: Sony Discos

Top Latin Albums Label Of the Year: Sony Discos

Latin Pop Airplay Label Of the Year: Sony Discos

Tropical/Salsa Airplay Label Of the Year: Sony Discos

Regional Mexican Airplay Label Of the Year: Fonovisa

Latin Pop Albums Label Of the Year: Sony Discos

Tropical/Salsa Albums Label Of the Year: Sony Discos

Regional Mexican Albums Label Of the Year: Univision Music Group

The winners are determined by sales and airplay measured by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, respectively, reflected in the Billboard charts for the issues dated Feb. 16, 2002, through Feb. 8, 2003.

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