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The Lo Nuestro Excellence Award (Spanish: Premio Lo Nuestro a la Excelencia) is an award honoring honoring an artist's contribution to Latin music.[2] It was first awarded at the 2nd Annual Lo Nuestro Awards in 1990 and has since been presented annually. The Lo Nuestro Awards were established by American television network Univision in 1989 to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music. Before the inception of the Latin Grammy Awards in 2000, the Lo Nuestro Awards were considered to be the Latin music equivalent of the Grammy Awards.[3] Unlike the other award categories, where the nominees and winners are decided by the public through an online survey, the recipients of the Excellence Award are selected by Univision and Billboard magazine.[4] The trophy awarded is shaped in the form of a treble clef.[4][5] During the presentation, a tribute is held to the winner which features highlights of their career and several artists performing live covers of the recipient's notable songs.[6]

Lo Nuestro Excellence Award
Awarded for"lifetime contribution to Latin music"[1]
CountryUnited States
Presented byUnivision
First awarded1990
Currently held byRoberto Carlos (2019)
Websiteunivision.com/premiolonuestro

The Excellence Award was first presented to Cuban singer Celia Cruz.[5] Since its inception, the accolade has been mostly given to individuals, though five musical ensembles have also earned the achievement. Artists from Mexico have received the trophy more than any other nationalities with 16. Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan was honored with the Excellence Award in 1992 while her husband Emilio Estefan was bestowed with the accolade two years later. They were both presented with the award again in 2018.[7] Mexican singer Antonio Aguilar was given the accolade in 2000 and his son Pepe Aguilar earned it in 2012.[8][9] Juan Luis Guerra was honored with the trophy in 2007 and was later recognized as Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy in the same year.[10] The most recent recipient of the Excellence Award is Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos who was presented with the accolade in 2019.[11]

RecipientsEdit

Year Image Recipient Nationality Ref.
1990
(2nd)
  Celia Cruz Cuba [12]
1991
(3rd)
  Juan Gabriel Mexico
  Plácido Domingo Spain
1992
(4th)
  Gloria Estefan Cuba
United States
1993
(5th)
  Armando Manzanero Mexico
1994
(6th)
  Emilio Estefan Cuba
United States
1995
(7th)
  Julio Iglesias Spain
1996
(8th)
  Marco Antonio Solís Mexico
1997
(9th)
  Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Mexico
1998
(10th)
Los Panchos Mexico
1999
(11th)
  Los Tigres del Norte Mexico
2000
(12th)
  Antonio Aguilar Mexico
2001
(13th)
  Joan Sebastian Mexico [13]
2002
(14th)
  José José Mexico [14]
2003
(15th)
  Luis Miguel Mexico [15]
2004
(16th)
  Ricky Martin Puerto Rico [16]
2005
(17th)
  Los Temerarios Mexico [17]
2006
(18th)
  Ana Gabriel Mexico [18]
2007
(19th)
  Juan Luis Guerra Dominican Republic [19]
2008
(20th)
  Vicente Fernández Mexico [20]
2009
(21st)
Emmanuel Mexico [21]
2010
(22nd)
  Chayanne Puerto Rico [22]
2011
(23rd)
  Maná Mexico [23]
2012
(24th)
  Pepe Aguilar United States
Mexico
[9]
2013
(25th)
  Alejandro Sanz Spain [24]
2014
(26th)
  Marc Anthony United States [25]
2015
(27th)
  Ricardo Arjona Guatemala [26]
2016
(28th)
  Carlos Vives Colombia [27]
2017
(29th)
  Romeo Santos United States [28]
2018
(30th)
  Emilio Estefan Cuba
United States
[29]
Gloria Estefan
2019
(31st)
  Roberto Carlos Brazil [11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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