Premio Lo Nuestro 2017

The 29th Lo Nuestro Awards ceremony, presented by the American network Univision, honoring the best Latin music of 2016 in the United States, took place on February 23, 2017, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST (8:00 p.m. EST). During the ceremony, Lo Nuestro Awards were presented in 26 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by Univision. Alejandra Espinoza and William Valdés hosted the show.

29th Lo Nuestro Awards
DateFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
SiteAmerican Airlines Arena
Miami, Florida, US
Hosted byAlejandra Espinoza and William Valdés
Highlights
Most awardsCNCO, Gente de Zona, Shakira and Carlos Vives (3)
Most nominationsBanda MS and Wisin (7)
Television coverage
NetworkUnivision

Latin American boyband CNCO, Colombian singer-songwriters Shakira and Carlos Vives, and Cuban ensemble Gente de Zona earned three awards each, including Pop/Rock Album of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for CNCO; Colombian reggaeton performer J Balvin received the Artist of the Year accolade for the second year in a row. American artist Romeo Santos received the Excellence Award and TV host Lili Estefan earned the Trajectory Award. The telecast garnered in average 10 million viewers in North America.

Winners and nomineesEdit

 
Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias (pictured in 2011), won Pop Male Artist and Collaboration of the Year in 2017 for the single "Duele el Corazón".
 
Colombian performer J Balvin (pictured in 2017), was awarded for Artist of the Year

On December 6, 2016, the nominees for the Lo Nuestro Awards of 2017 were announced through their official website.[1] Mexican ensemble Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga and reggaeton act Wisin received the most nominations with seven each.[1] Among others, Banda MS was nominated for Artist of the Year, and won for Regional Mexican Album (Qué Bendición) and Regional Mexican Song ("Solo Con Verte"); Wisin earned the Collaboration of the Year for "Duele el Corazón", his Billboard Latin Songs number-one single performed alongside Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias;[2] with the song, Iglesias became the male performer with the most number-one songs in the history of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, with 14.[2] "La Bicicleta" by Carlos Vives and Shakira earned all the awards it was nominated for, which included Single of the Year, Video of the Year and Tropical Song.[1]

Mexican artist Thalía was named Pop Female Artist, her first win in the category since 1998. Musical ensembles CNCO and Gente de Zona earned three awards each. J Balvin won for Artist of the Year for the second consecutive time.[3] Romeo Santos received the Excellence Award and TV host Lili Estefan earned the Trajectory Award.[4]

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double-dagger ( ).[5][6]

Album of the Year
Single of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Group of Duo of the Year
Regional Mexican Artist
Norteño Artist
Tropical Artist

Ceremony informationEdit

Categories and voting processEdit

The categories considered were for the Pop, Tropical, Regional Mexican, and Urban genres, with additional awards for the General Field that includes nominees from all genres, for the Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Male and Female Artist, Duo or Group, Collaboration and Music Video categories. The nominees were selected through an online voting poll at the official website and a total of 70 artist were included in the nominations;[4] the winners were chosen from a total 26 different categories.[4] The ceremony was hosted by Mexican model Alejandra Espinoza and Cuban actor William Valdés.[4]

Ratings and receptionEdit

The American telecast on Univision drew in an average 10 million people during its three hours of length. Univision was third in the ratings during its first two hours, but rose to number one in the third, last hour of the broadcast.[8] According to Glenn Santana of the newspaper Primera Hora, the ratings were lower comparing to those of the previous year, and they have continually decreased since 2011 when they registered 26.4 million viewers.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Wisin y Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga encabezan las nominaciones de Premio Lo Nuestro 2017". Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications. December 6, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Murray, Gordon (September 7, 2016). "Enrique Iglesias Celebrates 14th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart The Most Among Men". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "J Balvin repite como artista del año en Premios Lo Nuestro". El País (in Spanish). Diario El País S.A. February 24, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Llega la noche de Premio Lo Nuestro 2017". Metro (in Spanish). Metro Internacional. February 23, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Lista completa de ganadores en Premio Lo Nuestro 2017". La Opinión (in Spanish). ImpreMedia. February 23, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Flores, Griselda (February 23, 2017). "Premio Lo Nuestro 2017: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Sucesso nas redes sociais, o blogueiro Bruno Rocha aproveitou ao lado de estrelas de Hollywood, como Lady Gaga". Infobae. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  8. ^ a b Santana, Glenn (February 26, 2016). "Ratings: Premio Lo Nuestro 2017". Primera Hora (in Spanish). GPR Media. Retrieved November 2, 2017.