Lo Nuestro Awards

Lo Nuestro Awards
Premio Lo Nuestro 2016
Awarded for recognition of the most talented performers of Latin music
Country United States
Presented by Univision
First awarded 1989
Official website univision.com/premiolonuestro

The Lo Nuestro Awards or Premio Lo Nuestro (Spanish for "Our Thing") is a Spanish-language awards show honoring the best of Latin music, presented by Univision, a Spanish-language television network based in the United States. The awards began in 1989.

The artist with the most Premios Lo Nuestro awards is Puerto Rican singer Olga Tañón.[1]

The awards ceremony features famous Latino actors, musicians and show business personalities. The show is broadcast all over the Americas. In February 2006, Univision announced that closed captioning in English would be offered for the first time in the history of the broadcast. The 2013 edition, which officially marks its 25th anniversary on the network was dedicated to singer Jenni Rivera after her death in December 2012.


In 1989, the Lo Nuestro Awards were established by Univision, to recognize the most talented performers of Latin music.[2] The nominees were initially selected by Univision and Billboard magazine, and the winners chosen by the public.[3] Nominees and winners for the Lo Nuestro Awards were selected by a voting poll conducted among program directors of Spanish-language radio stations in the United States and the results were tabulated and certified by the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.[2][4] The trophy awarded is shaped like a treble clef.[2][5] The categories included were for the Pop, Tropical/Salsa, Regional Mexican and Music Video fields before the 2000 awards, from 2001 onwards categories were expanded and included a Rock field; for the Regional Mexican genre a Ranchera, Grupero, Tejano and Norteño fields were added; and Traditional, Merengue and Salsa performances were also considered in the Tropical/Salsa field.[4][6] Before the Latin Grammy Awards inception, the Lo Nuestro Awards were considered as the Grammy Award equivalent for Latin music. Therefore, the Lo Nuestro ceremony was advanced from May to February since the 1st Latin Grammy Awards were held in September, 2000.[6] The eligibility period for songs to be nominated are from October 1 to September 30.[7]

Premio Lo Nuestro host cities

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Year Date Host city Venue Lifetime Achievement Award Host(s)
1989 May 31 Miami, Florida Knight Center Lucy Pereda
Antonio Vodanovich
1990 May 24
1991 May 23 Plácido Domingo
Juan Gabriel
Antonio Vodanovich
2003 February 6 James L. Knight Center Luis Miguel Marco Antonio Regil
Adal Ramones
2004 February 26 Miami Arena Ricky Martin Adal Ramones
2005 February 24 American Airlines Arena Los Temerarios Eugenio Derbez
2006 February 23 Ana Gabriel René Strickler
Patricia Manterola
2007 February 22 Juan Luis Guerra Cristián de la Fuente
Ninel Conde
2008 February 21 Vicente Fernández Pedro Fernández
Patricia Navidad
2009 March 26 Coral Gables, Florida BankUnited Center Emmanuel Eugenio Derbez
Ninel Conde
2010 February 18 Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena Chayanne Ana Bárbara
Víctor Manuelle
2011 February 17 Maná Angélica Vale
Jaime Camil
2012 February 16 Pepe Aguilar Jacqueline Bracamontes
Eduardo Santamarina
2013 February 21 Alejandro Sanz Pedro Fernández
Ninel Conde
2014 February 20 Marc Anthony Ninel Conde
William Levy
2015 February 19 Ricardo Arjona Galilea Montijo
Cristian de la Fuente
2016 February 18 Carlos Vives

Premio Lo Nuestro a la Excelencia

In addition to categories for different genres of music, the honors include "Premio Lo Nuestro a la Excelencia", (literally, The "Ours" award for Excellence), a career or lifetime achievement award. The following list are past years recipients.


  1. González, Rebeca (February 12, 2013). "Olga Tañón dará de qué hablar en Premio Lo Nuestro". Metro (in Spanish). Metro International. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 "Historia: Premios Lo Nuestro". Terra (in Spanish). Terra Networks, Inc. February 6, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  3. Lannert, John (March 30, 1993). "Secada Lead Latin Noms Following Grammy Win". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 105 (10): 10. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Univision Announces the Nominees for Spanish-language Music's Highest Honors Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina". Univision. March 27, 1996. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  5. "Lo Nuestro tiene sus candidatos". La Nación (in Spanish). La Nación, S.A. de C.V. April 15, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  6. 1 2 "Seis nominaciones para Son by Four". Que Pues (in Spanish). Grupo Editorial Zacatecas, S. A. de C. V. January 9, 2001. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  7. "Univision Announces Superstar Nominees for "Premio Lo Nuestro a la Musica Latina" 2014". Univision. Univision Communications. December 5, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
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